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Development Level (8U)

8U - 8 and Under Program

Our 8 and under program follows USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model).  To ensure quality ice time for every level of player, they are divided into 3 groups: Red, White and Blue. The divisions are based on skill and not age. There are some hockey players that do not get into hockey until they are 7 or 8 compared to others who started to skate at 3 years old.  These divisions make it easier for kids to play with others at their own skill level and pace. These 3 different programs also allow for moving kids around if they progress at the Blue level, they could be pushed to White to continue to advance. 

Cost varies year to year depending on many factors. The anticipated Registration fee for the upcoming season is $195 (not including jerseys/socks) for 30 hours of ice time. This fee also includes entry as a team for the end-of-season tournament the MAC Attack. Players chosen for the Red team will be charged an additional $200 for 10 additional hours of ice.  *Teams can decide to participate in additional tournaments or jamborees, which will require another minimal payment later in the season.   

8U Red
The Red program consists of kids that have more skill from years of hockey or natural ability and can compete at the higher levels of this age group.

8U White
The White program consists of players that are more in the intermediate stage where they are not beginners, but are not yet at the Red level.

8U Blue
The Blue program consists of players that are just beginning to learn the concepts of hockey. 

Travis Martin

6U/8U Coordinator

Do Now: Register for USA Hockey and as a player for Mustang Hockey Association.

Watch for an invite to SportsEngine

Optional: Register for 10 development skates, September through Thanksgiving. These skates are open for ANY 8U/10U/12U House or Comp player registered with MHA.

Welcome 2020-2021 Coaches

8U Red - Travis Martin

8U White - Katelyn Currier

8U Blue - Shawn Casey