To the Parents of Players trying out for the WYHA Mite Program
Registration for the WYHA Mite program is now open; we are excited about the upcoming season. During the tryout process, WYHA will evaluate and place prospective Mite players in one of two levels: (i) Mite and (ii) Rookie Mites. We expect to have two Mite teams, Mite A & Mite B and three Rookie Mite teams. One Rookie Mite team will play in the Mite House League and two balanced teams will play in the Mite Development Division.
Mite A and B Teams: This year, in compliance with the USA Hockey MiteCross Ice directive, the Mite A and Mite B teams will travel and play in the Valley Hockey League Mite Cross Ice Program. The 2015 / 2016 tuition for this program is $1425 per player. (Payment of $975 is due at time of registration. Skaters who are selected and play for the travel teams will have a fee of $450 added to their account). Teams will be sized appropriately.
Rookie Mite teams: The Rookie Mite teams will again play cross-ice games in MCIHL league with neighboring towns at the Fessenden School Rink in Newton. These teams will play approximately 18 cross-ice games at the Fessenden School. The games will have an on-ice instructor and coach referees. Rookie Mites will have approximately 30 practice/skill sessions throughout the course of the season. Both Mite House League and MiteDevelopment teams will play ¼ ice for the first half of the season and ½ ice for the second half, however Mite House League teams may have the opportunity to play full ice games in the second half of the season.
The MCIHL season will begin with a 2-game jamboree on October 18 and will conclude with a season ending jamboree March 12 – 13. The 2015 / 2016 tuition for this program is $975 per player.
Depending on the number of skaters who try-out and ability, there is a chance that a few players will be asked to participate in the WYHA In-House Mosquito Program.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN CONFORMITY WITH USA HOCKEY’S AGE APPROPRIATE COMMITMENT TO THE ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT MODEL (ADM), PLAYERS WITH A BIRTH YEAR OF 2009 AND YOUNGER ARE MANDATED TO PLAY ALL CROSS ICE, “AGE APPROPRIATE” GAMES AND WILL BE PLAYING IN OUR ROOKIE MITE PROGRAM.
Tues. Sept. 8 (note new time) 6:30p-7:15p Final tryout session – split TBD
7:20p-8:05p Final tryout session – split TBD
Teams will be announced by Thursday September 10. Please note that players placed on the Mite A and Mite B will play their first Valley League Game that weekend, on Saturday September 11 or Sunday the 12th.
As noted above, Rookie Mite teams will likely play their first games October 18.
Once registered, you will be receiving further information regarding the specific sessions in which your player will skate. In the meantime, should you have any questions about the tryout process, please contact WYHA Director of Tryouts Rob Jensen (
) through the contact information on the WYHA website.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the rink!
A registration/application for all coaches for the 2015-2016 season has just opened. If you are interested in serving in a coaching capacity on your players travel team for next year, you will need to register and complete a short questionnaire by March 30, 2015 so that coaches can be placed as final team assignments are made. This is a ‘no fee’ registration, but please have your CEP # available.
To access this registration, please click on the Register Online tab from the website homepage. You will then need to scroll down to the bottom of the open registration selections page to click on the ‘2015-2016 Coach Application’. On the family members page, be sure to click on the ‘register’ button next to your name. You will be asked a series of questions regarding your coaching interests/experiences.
Mite coaches may register now, but have until September 1, 2015 to submit their info. In House Coaches have until October 1, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Coaching, Ted Madden at .
To update a player or parent personal record with address, email, or telephone information, you can do this from the website homepage.
From the website homepage, click ‘Edit My Account’ tab from the left vertical menu.On the next page, you’ll enter your email and password.(If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions noted so that the website can email you the password.) The next page will detail all members of your family as well as their current registration program along with an itemization of program fees and payments.
Click on any family member to update personal data.Be sure to update all members (spouse and children) as updating one member doesn’t carry over to all family members.
On this same detailed member page, you can set reminders for games and practices.
If you need assistance with this process, please contact: