U13 & U15 Checking Clinics – June 25th!, News (Mooretown Minor Hockey)

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U13 & U15 Checking Clinics – June 25th!
MTMHA U13/U15 Checking Clinics – Sunday, June 25th

On June 25th MTMHA & TPH (Total Package Hockey) will be hosting a free checking clinic for MTMHA players in the U13 (2011/2012) and U15 (2009/2010) divisions.

For our U13 age players (2011/2012 birth years), the purpose of this clinic will be an introduction to the key stages and technique associated with the NCCP checking progression model and what tactics can and can't be applied at the U13 level. 

Realizing players do not get into full body checking until U15 age, many of these techniques should be applied throughout a player's development, and if taught effectively, can enhance a player's ability to control the puck, create quality scoring opportunities, ensure their own personal safety and develop confidence in how they play the game. 

For our U15 age players (2009/2010 birth year) the purpose of this clinic will be to continue teachings of the NCCP 4-step progression model related to body checking including positioning & angling, stick checks, contact confidence, and body checking. 

Important Info

-This clinic is MANDITORY for all 2010 players wishing to try out for U15 travel hockey in the 2023 / 2024 season.
-For 2009 players who attended the checking clinic is 2022, attendance is encouraged, but not mandatory.
-U13 aged players interested in playing travel hockey are encouraged to attend to learn the introductory stages of NCCP checking progression.
-Any players selected following tryouts to sign an Affiliate Player Form (AP) for U15 Travel will require participation in this clinic to be eligible to compete. This includes any U13 player that may AP to U15 travel or U15 LL to U15 travel level.
-Coaches will be on ice to assist players and TPH staff.
-Session attendance will be recorded.
-There is NO cost to attend these sessions.
-GOALIES are not required to attend these sessions.

Registration Info

Please confirm attendance by emailing player name, division and birth year to [email protected]

Session times for June 25th are as follows:

U13 (2011/2012) - 1:00-2:00pm
U15 (2010) - 2:00-3:00pm
U15 (2009) - 3:00-4:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns please contact MTMHA Director of Development, Asa Stokes at [email protected] or 519 333-8437