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U14

This age has an important place within the development of young players. Children are very capable of implementing feedback and have developed their coordination to be able to execute more complicated motor skills. Although broad motor skill development is still highly recommended at this age, this is the age group where the foundation of all basic skill will be cemented for future purposes.

Children in this age group are in the stage of ‘learn to train’. Talent and early ability at this age are no guarantees for future success. There are many reasons why success might fade over time, one of which is the relative age effect. On the other side there is just as much evidence that talent for some will start to show only at a later age, your so-called late bloomers. For this reason WHA aims to treat all players at this age equal and provide all the players in this age group with equally good coaching. It is WHA’s aim to allow players to grow at their own pace and keep early talent as well as late bloomers engaged in hockey for a lifetime, whilst providing an opportunity to excel when the time is there.

Use the below links to sign up for relevant U14 programs. Or visit the links under related information to read more about these U14 programs.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to register for 2022 WHA U14 Programs, players need to be born in 2008 or 2009.

U14 Programs 2022

Registrations are done via the Waikato Hockey website. And will open mid January 2022. Sign up to our newsletter to be advised when registrations open.

Related Information

Draws and Standings

U14 News