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Oakland Bears 6U/8U Development Program

What is 6U/8U?

The 6U players are the youngest USA Hockey age classification for players born in 2012 or younger; the 8U players are born in 2010 and 2011.  The Oakland Bears will be formed from the players in the Sharks Ice Youth Hockey League (SIYHL) and the Oakland 6U/8U Development Program Fall and Winter Program during the first few weeks of the 2018-19 session.

Players that wish to participate in the Bears 6U/8U Development program will need to be registered for the WED/SAT/SUN SIYHL 6U/8U Program (beginning in September and again in January). 


Weekly Schedule:Sharks Ice 6U/8U Practices are Saturdays 10:15-11:15am and Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm with Cross Ice Games on Sundays 11:45am-12:45pm.

How do I know if it’s a good fit for my child?

The Oakland Bears 6U/8U Development Program is a great fit for players who are eager to learn and improve and can not get enough ice! The Bears are on the ice a minimum of three hours a week and participate in a variety of fun off-ice activities.  This is a great option for players seeking the opportunity to supplement their in-house experience. 

In addition to weekly in-house practices and games, they will participate in NORCAL 6U/8U Exhibition Jamborees and additional games with other local associations as scheduled by the 6U/8U Coordinator.

What are the benefits to joining the Oakland Bears 6U/8U Program?

  • Focus on Fun and Skill Development
  • Building Life Long Friendships
  • Diversity of Competition
  • Being a Team Player

What does it cost?

The 2018-2019 fees will be updated in early August.


For questions or more information please contact 8U Coordinator, Chi-Yin Tse.