HDLMA is excited to announce some great changes that have and impact on our 2018 season. Due to a resurgence of our development program over the last 4 years, it had had a direct affect on our Rep program with the younger age levels. Last year was bitter sweet with increased enrollment for Rep tryouts at both Tyke and Novice. The bitter part was there was no infrastructure to keep those kids wishing to play Rep in our program. This year HDLMA will be putting 2 teams in at both Tyke and Novice. Keeping in mind that we are looking for long-term development of our Athletes it was decided collective to go with a Major / Minor program for both these age groups. If we are able to continue to grow the program and have multiple entries at peewee/ bantam/ midget, then at that point the association would go with a Team 1 and Team 2 system, for those ages groups but continue as Major/minor at Tyke and Novice.
What is the difference between Major/ Minor and Team 1 and Team 2
– Only one birth year per term, in the Tyke age group this year the Major team will be all born in 2010 and the minor team will be born in 2011.
– Individual and team development
– Ability to stay with your own age group during key development years
Team 1 Team 2:
– The top 11-15 players make up the number 1 team