The Dog Development Program is the Boston Jr. Terriers own an in-house introductory league for beginner hockey players. It is NOT a learn-to-play program...please see our Learn to Play tab for further information.. It is NOT a travel development program...please see our Fed Futures tab for further information on pre-mite travel options.
No tryout is necessary for this program, however all players in our Dog Development Program should have completed our Learn to Play programs before participating. The program consists of weekly skills and weekly cross-ice games on Sunday in Rockland and/or Canton in conjunction with our Canton or Bavis Dog Development Program. We will also introduce these players to full ice game play. In creating teams, we will attempt to balance the players based upon age, ability as well as hometowns for commuting purposes.
- Cost is $599 for each 11-week session program.
- All hockey equipment is required.
- Program jersey is provided.
This combination of weekly skills complimented by cross-ice games allows player to maximize their repetitions and puck touches to quickly support the growth and development of the individual player before entering the highly competitive full season teams that we offer as part of the Eastern Hockey Federation. This program is open to 2016, 2017 and 2018 birth years.
The 2023-2024 program will be broken up into a Fall and Winter Sessions as outlined below:
(1) Fall Session: 11 Weeks -- September 9 - November 19
*games begin September 17
(2) Winter Session: 11 Weeks -- December 2 - February 24 (No skates 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31)
*games begin December 10
*For those who are interested in an additional hour of skills to supplement this program, Dog Devo players will have the option to register for our Learn to Play program which will take place prior to the scheduled Saturday sessions. Please see our Canton Learn to Play tab for further details and registration information.
**NOTE: Registration for our Fall session will close on September 5th, 2023.
If you are interested in volunteering to assist with either the on-ice or game coaching of this program, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.