8U Program

Our 8U program follows the USA Hockey ADM Model, where player development is the primary focus. Our 8u program will consist of half-ice games, ADM practices, and on ice skill sessions. Major and Minor players will all be placed on competitive teams based on skill/ability. Each team will consist of 9-12 players.  


This program is for players born in 2016 and 2017. 



Registration will open in Mid-June and closes in Mid August. We will hold evaluations to form our teams in August. Practices begin the first week after Labor Day, and your season runs until the middle of March. 


Your practices and home games will be played at the RecPlex in St. Peters and Wentzville Ice Arena.


Our 8U program will receive 2 ice touches week (Monday-Sunday). Depending on ice availability and team availability, a 3rd ice touch for the week could be added. Ice touches include practices, skill sessions, home/away games and STP hosted Jamboree. A typical weekly schedule will consist of 1 practice or skill session Monday-Friday and 1 or 2 additional practices/games Saturday – Sunday. Practices are station-based and follow USA Hockey ADM practice plans. Skill sessions are offered with our Skills Instructors are included in your ice allocation.  

Ice touches will include game ice, multi team ADM practices, half ice practices and skill sessions.


Our 8U teams will play 4-on-4 half-ice games against teams from other local clubs. Teams are comprised of 9-12 players and coached by volunteer parents. Please refer to the Coaching Requirements under the website Resources tab for parents interested in coaching. There will be a check box at registration where you can make the club aware of your willingness to coach.  

St Peters Hockey will attempt to Schedule the following games for 8u;

  • 8-10 home ice games (vs St Louis area clubs and or STP teams).
  • 4-6 away games
  • 4-5 games STP Jamboree

Please keep in mind games can be added during the season, but will based on availability of other clubs and ice schedules. Teams are welcome to seek additional games from Jamborees, but could limit availability for weekend practices.


Players in this program must purchase our club jerseys. You can find more information about jerseys under Resources. 

Additional Costs

Your team may vote to participate in jamborees (similar to tournaments). One of these jamborees typically costs each player around $40. Teams will have the opportunity to earn funds to help pay for some of their additional costs, by helping with the 8U Jamboree hosted by St. Peters Hockey Club during the season. Details concerning this will be discussed in detail at the Team Manager meeting.


Pricing: $1,225 for all players

A Payment plan is available when you register. Registration fee will include a Yearbook for each player. Additional yearbooks will be offered for purchase when printed.

Pre-skates and Evaluation dates are posted on our homepage.

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