SUPER NOVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Minor Novice (7) and Novice (8)
"Super Novice" Enhanced Development Program
As a result of Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), no longer providing players the opportunity to play select at Minor Novice (7 years) and Novice (8 years), N.A.S.C. Hockey will be offering our enhanced and very successful development program N.A.S.C. "Super Novice Development" program
Starting in October N.A.S.C. Hockey will continue to offer our enhanced Super Novice Development Program. We suggest that you register early to ensure your spot in this new development program!
N.A.S.C. Hockey is the FIRST association to offer this type of development program.
N.A.S.C. Hockey will offer a special program to those players aged 7 and 8 years of age the opportunity to develop within a formalized development division and attend a specialized structured skills development program each week taught by renowned Power Skating instruction “Scary Skate”!
Players will be on the ice on average a minimum two (2) to three (3) sessions on ice per week. Saturday and Sunday with their team coaches and at the Tribute Communities Centre with Scary Skate on Tuesday evenings. The program is designed to challenge those players with the focus on individual skill development of skating and puck skills.
These newly structured Divisions will commence in October and all players will be assessed and assigned to teams with the goal of balancing the Division over the ensuing first eight (8) weeks. The intent of this program is to build on the child's natural ability and provide them with an opportunity to advance their individual skill level by playing within our new Super Novice Development Division program.
Teams in the Minor Novice (7) Division will be formed with nine (9) players per team (8 skaters - 1 goalie) as their format is 4-on-4 with every player being provided the opportunity to rotate through the goaltender position.
Teams in the Novice (8) Division will be formed with the goal of eighteen (18) players (16 skaters - 2 goaltenders) per team as their format is 4-on-4 with every player being provided the opportunity to rotate through the goaltender position. Leading up to full-ice in January, the team will "split" at (9) players per team (8 skaters - 1 goalie) taking each side of the ice surface to facilitate the half-ice scrimmage requirement leading up to the full-ice transition in January as per Hockey Canada.
As Novice 8 teams transition to full-ice games/scrimmages after January 15th, all eighteen players will face their full team opponent with goaltenders splitting the full-ice scrimmage/game play. By having the full complement of 18 kids to facilitate full-ice game play, the kids will be better suited to participate on the full ice surface. These larger sized teams allows for “split-squad” Exhibition scrimmages to be played throughout the season with opportunities for the full team configuration to scrimmage on full- ice which will be provided after January 15th of the current season