THE CDS PROGRAM: U7, U8, U9
for players born 2014, 2013, & 2012
For players born in 2014, 2013, or 2012, the LHA offers a Competitive Development Stream (CDS) program focusing on long term player development in accordance with the Hockey Canada and Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Player Development Model and the GTHL Initiation Program.
The Competitive Development Stream program is an extension of Hockey School (2014, 2013) or House League (2012). A player registered in Hockey School or House League in these age groups may try out for a CDS team.
Tryouts for our CDS teams for the 2020/21 season have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will not occur any earlier than September 2020. As greater clarity on timing becomes available, this information will be shared via the website and communicated directly to current association members.
While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the CDS programming has not yet been determined, typically, in addition to the Hockey School or House League program, players in CDS participate in one or two additional practices per week and play approximately one weekly development game (20-25 games per season) against CDS teams from five neighbouring hockey associations: Don Mills, Forest Hill, North Toronto, North York, and Scarborough. As well, CDS teams may participate in tournaments or festivals throughout the season, including our own Leaside Select Invitational Tournament.
Competitive Development Stream development games follow the game play structure of the OHF Player Development Model. For detailed information about the CDS structure from this past season, please see the CDS Program Guide.
Operation of our CDS Division is overseen by the GM of Select Hockey. For more information on our CDS program, please see the CDS FAQs or contact our Select Coordinator, Catherine: email@example.com.
GM of Select Hockey:
Andrew Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org