We are pleased to announce the 2015 – 2016 Feeder Program, organized by HKIHA and subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).
This year, with encouragement from the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), we are introducing a new Bodychecking Skills Development Program called “Checking the Check (CTC)” alongside the Feeder Program. This is an opportunity for all Feeder Program players to have specialized and progressive training in order to 1) to gain body contact confidence (for U8 and U10) and 2) to learn how to properly take and receive a hit (U12 and U16). To help plan and implement this program, we have hired Mr. Lucas Eshleman who brings a wealth of high-level hockey experience to the program.
1) The application fee for all interested players* is HK$300. This payment should be made at tryouts.**
The tryout times are as follows:
a) U8 and U10 players – 12 October 2015 (19:30 – 21:15)
b) U12 and U16 players – 19 October 2015 (19:30 – 20:45)
*All applicants must be HKIHA Registered Ice Hockey Players.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that those participating in the Hong Kong Youth National Team Development League (YNL) will be given first priority for selection into Feeder Program based on their results from the YNL tryouts. As such, if the number of applicants exceeds the limit for each age group, only selected applicants will be asked to come for the tryout. Please kindly wait for an email that will be sent out by Saturday (10 October) for U8/ U10 and Friday (16 October) for U12/ U16 at the latest.
Applications for U8 and U10 should be submitted by 9 October 2015 by 5:00pm. Applications for U12 and U16 should be submitted by 15 October 2015 by 5:00pm. Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.