U9 Advanced Development Program (ADP) Player Evaluations (Guelph Minor Hockey Association)

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U9 Advanced Development Program (ADP) Player Evaluations

Guelph Minor Hockey's programming at the U9 age group (2015 birth year) is divided into 2 available options - U9 House League and Advanced Development (ADP).

For more details on U9 hockey options, CLICK HERE.

ADP is the "high frequency" option, combining additional ice-time with professional skills coaches to offer accelerated development for young players. The commitment includes 3 weekly practices and 1 weekly game (sometimes 2 once league play begins), as well as an additional “ADP Fee” that covers the additional associated costs.

To participate in U9 ADP, players must register for ADP Evaluations and be selected for one of the 3 teams (54 players total). 

While roster size limits the number of spaces available on ADP teams, it is important for all players to be able to access their desired level of skill development. To support this important concept, players not selected for an ADP team will have the option to access additional skill development for a fee. (See info on U9 Hockey Options.)


Preparation Skates, Evaluation Skates, and Goalie Sessions

Preparation Skates - 4 practices to be held between September 9th and 16th.  These skates are to help players get back on the ice and 'prepare' for the evaluation skates.  No evaluations will take place during these skates.

Evaluation Skates
 - 4 evaluation sessions held between September 17th and 27th. Players will be evaluated and selected for teams by GMHA skills development coaches.

Goalie Sessions - 2 sessions of introductory goalie instruction for any and all players who are interested in pursuing the goalie position. Equipment and instruction will be provided. Players are encouraged to try the goalie position and consider the option of being evaluated for a goalie position in the ADP program!

The general timeline for U9 ADP is as follows: 

Preparation Skates - Sept 9-16 (4 sessions)

Evaluation Skates - Sept 17-27 (4 sessions)
Goalie Sessions - Sept 11 & 15 (2 sessions)

Specific dates and times will be provided to all registered families once registration numbers are confirmed.

Pricing for Preparation and Evaluation Skates (includes all 8 sessions):

Up to August 22nd (Early Bird) - $160

After August 22nd - $200

To purchase a U9 (2015) ADP Evaluation Pass…


U9 ADP Online Information Session

ADP is a newer concept to many families and GMHA wants to ensure all families are made aware of this program and have an equal opportunity to participate. For a brief overview of what ADP is, please review our website with the details:

Understanding U9 Hockey

As you will note, the Advanced Development Program is an accelerated development program that provides interested players and families with a higher-frequency option for hockey.

GMHA hosted and information session on August 16th to provide information on the program and what it has to offer.

Watch the Recorded Information Session


GMHA Tryout Policies

GMHA Tryout Guidelines

Full details on the tryout schedule will be provided towards the end of August. This can be found on the Tryout Home Page.

In the meantime, please reach out to the GMHA office with any general questions.

[email protected]

(519) 824-5910