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2020 Spring Development Clinics

Welcome to the 2020 Spring Development Clinic site.  Please note the below tiered registration dates prior to accessing your player's online registration via the adjacent link.

CLINIC OPTIONS

The Wild looks forward to offering the following clinic options this spring towards developing each player's hockey potential. 
 
Clinics options will start as early as Mon/March 30 and be completed by Sun/May 31.  No clinics will be held on Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, or Memorial Day weekend.
 
  • Traditional 10U / 12U / 14U / 16U:      2x/week * (min. 15hrs on-ice)
  • Traditional 18U:                                   1x/week * (min. 8hrs on-ice)
  • Lite 12U / 14U:                                     1x/week * (min. 10hrs on-ice)
* All goalies registered with any clinic will also receive an additional four (4) on-ice hrs of age-appropriate goalie-specific instruction.
 
As always, registration for the Houston Wild’s Spring Development Clinics is open to all Houston-area hockey players (see “Tiered Registration” below); however, it is STRONGLY recommended that participants have a minimum of two (2) seasons’ playing experience at either the house/rec or travel level.  (NOTE:  The Wild Coaching Committee reserves the right to remove any players whose skill set is not a fit with the clinic for which he/she registered.)

TIERED REGISTRATION

“Tiered Registration” for any clinic option shall open as follows:
 
NOTE: ANY PLAYER WHO REGISTERS OUTSIDE OF THE PERMITTED REGISTRATION DATE WILL BE PUT ‘ON HOLD’ FOR 24 HOURS AND HIS/HER REGISTRATION WILL BE REACTIVATED AFTER 24 HOURS, SHOULD SPACE PERMIT.
 
  • Tues/Mar 10 (6:00am CST) - registration opens to all 2019-20 Wild players ONLY.
  • Wed/Mar 11 (6:00am CST) - registration opens to all other age-eligible players.
  • Thurs/Mar 12 (6:00am CST) - 'dual' registration opens for any 12U or 14U registered Spring Clinic participants wishing to participate in both the Traditional and Lite clinic options.

REGISTRATION NOTES

Your player's USAH 2019-20 confirmation number WILL be required during the registration process, so please have that available.
 
NO WAITLIST OR DROP-IN/WALK-ON OPTIONS will be made available for either clinic option.
 
Players must register in accordance with their USAH 2020-21 age division as follows.  No play-ups or play-downs will be permitted.
  • 10U – 2010 & 2011 Birth Years
  • 12U – 2008 & 2009 Birth Years
  • 14U – 2006 & 2007 Birth Years
  • 16U – 2004 & 2005 Birth Years
  • 18U – 2002 & 2003 Birth Years (18U registration will also be open to all Wild 2019-20 season travel players born in 2001)
In accordance with USAH/TAHA Mite ADM Policy, we will be unable to accept any 8U players (2012 birth year or younger).
 
SPACE WILL BE LIMITED, so early registration is encouraged.  

SCHEDULES

        10U (SQUIRT)

  • Traditional:         Thurs (BIC) & Sun (WB)
  • Goalie-Specific: Tues (MC) - See Goalie Clinic Schedule for dates

        12U  (PEE WEE)

  • Traditional:         Wed (BIC) & Sun (WB)
  • Lite:                     Mon (SL)
  • Goalie-Specific: Tues (MC) - See Goalie Clinic Schedule for dates

        14U (BANTAM)

  • Traditional:          Wed (BIC) & Sun (WB)
  • Lite:                      Mon (SL)
  • Goalie-Specific:  Tues (MC) - See Goalie Clinic Schedule for dates

        16U (MIDGET MINOR)

  • Traditional:          Thurs (BIC) & Sun (WB)
  • Goalie-Specific:  Tues (MC) - See Goalie Clinic Schedule for dates

       18U (MIDGET MAJOR)

  • Traditional:          Tues (MC) 
  • Goalie-Specific:  Tues (MC) - See Goalie Clinic Schedule for dates

        GOALIES

  • 10U/12U - Tues (MC) - See Goalie Clinic Schedule for dates
  • 14U/16U/18U - Tues (MC) - See Goalie Clinic Schedule for dates

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration fees are as follows and are due, in full, at the time of registration:
 
(NOTE: The goalie registration fees (as set forth below) include participation in all age-specific sessions as well as the dedicated Tuesday goalie sessions.)
Traditional - 10U/12U/14U/16U:
10U       $250
12U       $250
14U       $275
16U       $275
Goalies  $150
Traditional - 18U:
18U       $150
Goalies  $100
Lite - 12U/14U:
12U       $150
14U       $150
Goalies  $100

FORMAT

Both clinic options will offer high-level training and instruction in a fast-paced environment focused on skill development. 
 
All 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U clinic formats will include stations and small area games plus full-ice drills developing the following skills and more:
  • Overspeed and agility skating
  • Stickhandling, passing, and shooting
  • Checking (14U/16U), angling, and battling
  • Defense and creative offense
  • 3 on 3 pond hockey
Our 18U clinic will be held on Tuesdays only and will include 8 hours of high-quality ice time, focusing on age-appropriate development and instruction.

GOALIE-SPECIFIC SESSIONS

Dedicated goalie-specific sessions will be led by our team of goalie coaches who are all committed to the development of net-minders.  
These clinics – divided into separate 10U/12U and 14U/16U/18U sessions – will offer hands-on goalie instruction by incorporating unique goalie coaching tools and techniques, while providing individual attention specific to the goalies' ages & skill levels.  
 
The age-appropriate sessions will be based on a progressive approach, with each session building on the skills learned in the preceding session(s).  
 
Goalies registered for EITHER the Traditional or the Lite clinic are strongly encouraged to also attend all their age division's Tuesday sessions for maximum benefit.

Inquiries may be directed (VIA EMAIL) to:

Eric Kimmel

Controller & Spring Clinic Coordinator

Steve Boswell

Member-At-Large & Spring Clinic Coordinator