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Ice World 8U/6U Program

Ice World 8U/6U and HNS Powered by TI Futures Hockey Program

Overview and program model

The 8U program is open to players ages 5 to 8 years old (birth year dependent) and offers three different levels of play; 6U, 8U In-House, and 8U Travel.  All players in the program will be part of our structure which follows the principles of  the ADM (USA Hockey's American Development Model).  The ADM takes a process driven approach to development and is driven by a focus on skill development and building a stronger foundation by emphasizing the goal of creating solid and sustainable individual player skill sets.  This is accomplished through instruction and repetition.  Skill Development for hockey players is a life long journey...rather then a short term task!

Features and General Information

The information below describes the structure for  the typical Fall/Winter season (September through February).  Features of the IW 8U/6U In-House program HNS Travel 8U Powered by TI Futures program are as follows:

Teams and Levels

  • 6U
  • 8U In-House
  • 8U Travel HNS (CBHL)

Overall Schedule

  • 6U-typically one practice/skill development session and one game session per week (varies depending on time of year).
  • 8U In-House-typically two practices/skill development sessions and one game session per week (varies depending on time of year).
  • 8U Travel HNS (CBHL)-typically two to three practice/skill development sessions and one game session or travel league game per week (varies depending on time of year).  Travel teams on occasion may play multiple games in a week and/or enroll in tournament play.
  • *Season Length: The standard Fall/Winter season runs September 1 (after Labor Day) through March 1. 
    • *Dates subject to change or be adjusted to a relative time frame.

Practice Locations

Ice World
1300 Governor Court
Abingdon, MD 21009

Game Locations

6U and 8U In-House play games exclusively at Ice World.  On occasion, parents may be surveyed for interest or consideration for playing other groups at other local rinks when those opportunities may arise.

8U Travel HNS (CBHL) teams will play home games at Ice World and away games at other DMV location rinks.  Teams may also be asked to play games at area DE/PA/NJ rinks from time to time.  Tournament travel is considered on a case by case basis and presented to families to survey interest.

All Player Instruction

Age appropriate training and development curriculum will be followed.

For questions or further inquiry, please contact Ed Slusher, Hockey Director via email or phone at 410-937-2776.

8U/6U Program Details and Tuition


Ed Slusher

Hockey Director

Phone: 4109372776

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