Our 8U program is designed for players who have participated in a Learn to Skate and preferably, a Learn to Play program that are ready for a higher level of commitment to developing their hockey skills and having fun in a team environment.
Players 8 years of age and younger make up our 8U Division. For the 2023-2024 Season, this is players born in 2015 or later.
*$100.00 is charged at registration, and the balance assigned after team placements November 1st.
All practices are held at the Sport Stable in Superior. Friendlies (games) and Jamborees (tournaments) are held at other associations throughout the Denver Metro area.
The season begins the first week of October and runs through the first week of March. All teams practice Wednesday evening, and Saturday morning. Intermediate and Advanced Teams have an additional practice on Sunday mornings.
Home games are typically conducted during the normal practice times on Saturday or Sunday. Away game times will vary based on the other teams ice availability.
Practice Jerseys and Socks are provided as part of the registration fees. Game Jerseys and Socks are purchased separately and typical costs for both are $60.
Expect team managers to collect funds to cover tournament entry fees, and end of the season gifts and party.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there try-outs?
There are no try-outs at the 8U level. During the first month of practices, players will be evaluated by BHC Directors and coaches to ensure proper placement on team for the official start of the season at the beginning of November. Typical teams are:
- Beginner - Typically first year players, regardless of age.
- Intermediate - Typically players in their 2nd or 3rd year of hockey
- Advanced - Typically players in their 3rd or 4th year of hockey
Is travel required?
Our 8U teams do not travel to any out of state tournaments. Travel is within the Denver Metro area.
What is a typical practice like?
A typical practice will include work on skating, skills and drills, small area games, and cross ice sessions.
Do the kids play full-ice games?
At the 8U level, when participating in games and jamborees, teams will either play cross-ice (Beginners) or half-ice (Intermediate/Advanced). Throughout the season, we will have opportunities for our intermediate and advanced players to be exposed to full ice concepts.
My child wants to be a goalie, how does that work?
Boulder Hockey Club has a dedicated goaltending staff to support your child if they would like to try playing goal. This includes club-supplied shared goaltending equipment and opportunities during the regular practices to try goalie. Our coaches will help obtain the correct size equipment, help you get them outfitted, and work with them on the ice.
$100.00 Initial Registration fee. Balance of registration is applied upon team assignment. Registration will open soon!Register