Posted by Summerland Minor Hockey on Aug 28 2017 at 09:23PM PDT

Hi Atom parents,

Atom evaluations will soon be under way and I’d like to take the time to tell you about the Atom development program.

The Atom development program is designed for players who have the desire and ability to play at more competitive level. Atom development is open to players aged 9 and 10 (2007/2008). The goal of the program is to achieve a degree of excellence, according to a players interest and potential, while providing an opportunity for achievement in an enjoyable self-fulfilling environment with the goal to stimulate development both from an individual and overall sport point of view, potentially developing skills to progress to the representative program. Atom development will require a higher level of commitment from both players and parents. This year’s seeding tournament is September 15-17, is in Salmon Arm which SMHA Atom development will be attending. This tournament determines which tier/level they will be playing in, this could mean that extra travel is involved.

SMHA encourages all Atom aged kids come for an evaluation, the evaluation is not mandatory. Although this is not considered a “try-out” it is important that if your child is wanting to play Atom development then they should attend all the evaluation ice times. SMHA asks that you please refrain from discussing the evaluation process with coaches and evaluators.

SMHA will provide evaluators. After evaluations are done, Coaches will review evaluations from independent evaluators. The kids will be divided into two teams, an Atom development and an Atom recreational. Development coaches will talk to the kids individually after the last ice session, letting them know where they would be best suited for development.

Ice times
Sept 5 @ 5:30pm
Sept 7 @ 5:30pm
Sept 9 @ 9:15am

Atom Development Salmon arm Seeding tournament September 15-17, 2017

See you at the rink,