MOHA & OSC Form Partnership With Two Sport Play Initiative, News (Oakville Rangers Hockey Club)

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MOHA & OSC Form Partnership With Two Sport Play Initiative
Submitted By Melissa Wolk on Monday, May 08, 2017
Most coaches and sports psychologies agree, as does Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development philosophy: Playing a second sport helps the overall physical and mental development of a young athlete. Countless studies confirm that playing more than one sport reduces injuries and burnout while increasing core athletic skills, sport IQ and competitive resiliency. And we at MOHA couldn’t’ agree more.

With this in mind, MOHA recently announced an innovative new partnership with the Oakville Soccer Club (OSC). This partnership offers new MOHA players an opportunity to participate in OSC summer programs at a discounted registration fee.

The Oakville Two-Sports Program, an exclusive initiative between the largest clubs of their respective sports in Canada, will offer new MOHA players ages four to eighteen years an opportunity to participate in OSC summer soccer programs at a discounted price.

“The discounted pricing structure and specialized scheduling will allow MOHA parents a new option to see their children participate in multiple sports rather than simply choosing one sport over the other,” says John Verdon, president of MOHA.

The program, the first of its kind in Oakville, is open to new MOHA players and will begin with OSC’s Summer 2017 Outdoor season. Registration opens in January of 2017. A reciprocal opportunity will be made to current OSC players interested in registering for MOHA’s 2017/18 hockey season, with registration opening in April 2017.

“We are thrilled to announce the Two-Sports Play initiative in partnership with the Minor Oaks Hockey Association,” said Dave Harris, OSC’s Executive Director. “This innovate program will allow young athletes in the community of Oakville to play two sports without the pressure of having to choose. I would like to thank the Board of Directors of MOHA for their enthusiasm and commitment to providing this opportunity for the good of the youth of Oakville.”

“MOHA is pleased to engage in an initiative that supports the philosophies of Hockey Canada’s long-term player development model. This partnership enables young athletes in Oakville to benefit from both sports,” said John Verdon, president of MOHA. “We look forward to working with an association of OSC’s caliber and, together, provide increased recreational opportunities for both of our memberships.”

More information about the MOHA/OSC Two-Sports Initiative will be posted on both clubs’ websites in the coming months. For more information, interested parents and players are invited to contact MOHA at (905) 338-9220 or OSC at (905) 849-4436.

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