U11 Program (Guelph Girls Hockey Association)

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Under 11U  Program (birth years 2011 to 2012)

Development is at the core of U11 hockey, with the focus on refining skills so players will experience success in practices and games. U11 hockey should be delivered through a progressive, learn-to-play teaching curriculum that is age-appropriate and skill-specific for 9-10-yearolds. It is a continuous opportunity for young players to develop and refine fundamental movement skills (skating, turning, acceleration), manipulation skills (shooting, puck control, passing) and overall motor skills (balance, coordination, agility) in a fun and safe environment, promoting skill development through self-confidence.

When players continue on a positive note, they enjoy the game and will go on to have fun playing hockey for many years.

For more information on the U11 Pathways program click here

All participating players will be required to wear full hockey equipment. Jerseys and socks are included in the cost of the program.

U11 Local League

  • Regular ice sessions (generally 2 per week)
  • Friday night practices
  • Home games usually Saturday afternoon for U11, with away games usually on weekends.
  • Teams play in the Kitchener Girls Local League, with 8-10 away games during the season against centres such as Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Fergus.
  • Scheduling has been delayed until early October, with league play starting after Thanksgiving.
  • Players receive home and away jerseys and socks, which are theirs to keep.

  • Pre-season skills sessions for U11 Local League players start Sept.24. Here is the U11 Home page.
  • Here is the link for Local League registration which includes the 4 pre-season skills session (groups A & B will be assigned, and players notified, based on numbers). Please register early, and by Sept. 20 at the latest.

U11A Development teams

  • More competitive teams than Local League, with additional practice times and access to Jr. Gryphon development sessions at the University of Guelph
  • More practices during the week, including regular 6:30am practices (once every 1-2 weeks). Home games will be generally be Sunday afternoons, although U11A may vary over the season. Away games to be determined, but effort is made to have weekend games, if possible.
  • Fees are accordingly higher than Local League.
  • Players are supplied with home and away jerseys and socks; they get to keep the socks.
  • Scheduling as been delayed until late Sept/ early Oct, with anticipated league play starting in mid-October. Opposing teams will be identified then.

Pre-Season Development Sessions - U11 Players interested in playing U11A

In accordance with Hockey Canada’s Development Pathways, U11 players interested in playing at a higher level our U11 will begin with a minimum of 4 development sessions. Per the OWHA, these development sessions must be with your current association; import players wishing to be considered for the GGHA U11A team will need to register for tryouts only..

  • If you wish your daughter to be considered for the U11A team then sign up for the  U11A tryout package. This includes 5 pre-tryout development sessions followed by 3 tryouts. See team calendar. Teams to be selected determined by early October.

  • Tryout fees are $50 for 3 tryout sessions.

    click here for Pre-Tryout development sessions calendar.

U11A Development Tryouts:

U11A tryouts will begin after the completion of the development sessions for those who are interested in pursuing a position on one of our Competitive Teams. Players must register for and participate in the U11 development sessions to be eligible for tryouts. 

click here to register for the Pre-tryout development sessions and tryouts for U11A. Register by Sept. 9 at the latest.

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