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Female U16

The Female Program of Excellence is designed to provide high performance female players with the opportunity to develop advanced skills as well as an introduction to the concepts needed to play at an elite level. Players from the Program of Excellence go on to play at the CIS, NCAA and International level.

The Female U16 Program of Excellence is being redesigned as a development focused program for Female Under-16 athletes in Manitoba. The goal of the program will be to teach our up-and-coming female athletes the skills, concepts and tactics specific to the Female U18 Program of Excellence, ensuring that these athletes are given the proper development time in order to move to the U18 level and beyond.

Hockey Manitoba will no longer be selecting a Female U16 Team Manitoba and instead will be focusing on skill and player development camps.

Eligibility:

  • Athletes for the 2023 Female Program of Excellence must have been born between Jan 1, 2008 and Dec 31, 2009.
  • For an athlete to be eligible for selection into POE they MUST be registered with a sanctioned program within Hockey Manitoba (AAA, AA, A or Sport School).
  • Athletes that participate in the WWHSHL are ineligible for the Female Program of Excellence UNLESS they are also registered to a sanctioned minor hockey program.
2023 Female U16 POE Evaluation Tournament

March 31 - April 2, 2023
Scotiabank hockey for all centre
Winnipeg, MB

  • Open registration event for Female U16 aged athletes born in the 2008 and 2009 birth years.
  • Athletes will be placed onto teams for inter-squad exhibition play
  • Athletes will be evaluated by the selected Female U16 coaching staff
  • Approximately 60 athletes will be selected to move on to the June and July Development Camp
2023 Female U16 POE June Development Camp

June 9 - 11, 2023
Scotiabank hockey for all centre
Winnipeg, MB

  • 60 athletes selected from the evaluation tournament
  • Athletes will participate in skill sessions and inter-squad competition .
  • Skill sessions will be lead by the Female U16 coaching staff and will be focused on skills and concepts needed at the U18 level.
2023 Female U16 POE July Development Camp

July 7 - 9, 2023
Scotiabank hockey for all centre
Winnipeg, MB

  • 60 athletes selected from the evaluation tournament (same group as June)
  • Athletes will participate in skill sessions and inter-squad competition .
  • Skill sessions will be lead by the Female U16 coaching staff and will be focused on skills and concepts needed at the U18 level.
  • Following the weekend athletes will be provided with a written evaluation.
2023 Female U16 POE August Competition Weekend

August 25 - 27, 2023
Scotiabank hockey for all centre
Winnipeg, MB

  • 60 athletes selected from the evaluation tournament (same group as June and July)
  • Athletes will be placed onto 4 separate teams with each team being led by a member of the Female U16 coaching staff.
  • Teams will play in a round robin, semi-final and Gold or Bronze game over the course of the weekend.
  • Following the weekend athletes will be provided with a written evaluation.

 

 

Program Contact

Dustin Stewart
Female U-16 Director of Operations; Sr. Coordinator, Player Development – Hockey Manitoba