Development- U11-U15 Defense Skills Development (2023-2024)


Welcome to WILDCAT WEDNESDAYS Skill Development!


What: WVMHA is thrilled to have partnered with the Valley Jr A Wildcats to deliver a program specifically aimed at developing the skills of our defense. The goal of the program is to develop core defensive skills such as shooting, passing, puck skills, fakes, individual tactics, skating, and edgework but all with a defense specific focus.

Who: This program is open to all WVMHA registered defense playing U11, U13, and U15 (2009-2014 birth years).

Groupings: This program will be capped at 24 defense. Once registration is closed, the players will be split into two groups of 12 based on a combination of age, skill, and level of play. This program will be 2 hrs of on-ice development every other Wednesday throughout the season for a total of 10 Wednesdays (20 hrs of defensive development total, 10 hrs for each of the two groups).


Dates/Times: Group 1 will be 515-615 in Kingston; Group 2 will be 630-730 in Kingston. This program will run on the following Wednesdays:

- Oct 18

- Nov 1

- Nov 15

- Nov 29

- Dec 13

- Jan 3

- Jan 17

- Jan 31

- Feb 14

- Feb 28

Cost: $200 for 10 hrs of development with the Valley Jr A Wildcats.

Registration: Will open Wednesday, September 27th and close Friday, October 6th via GrayJay Pay. Registration will be capped at 24 defense (total from U11, U13, and U15).

You can feel confident in registering for this program in advance of tryouts being completed and practice times being assigned to teams. If you register for this program and your team ends up having practices on Wednesdays, you will be issued a full $200 credit back to your GrayJay Pay account.

 **Check back regularly as dates/times are always subject to change**