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?
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.