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Mite Registration is now Open

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 Mite Cross Ice directive, the Mite A and Mite B teams will travel and play in the Valley Hockey League Mite Cross Ice Program.  The 2016 / 2017 tuition for this program is $1450 per player.  (Payment of $1000 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 Mite Development 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 in mid-October and will conclude with a season ending jamboree in mid-March. The 2016 / 2017 tuition for this program is $1,000 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 2010 AND YOUNGER ARE MANDATED TO PLAY ALL CROSS ICE, “AGE APPROPRIATE” GAMES AND WILL BE PLAYING IN OUR ROOKIE MITE PROGRAM. 

For more information on USA Hockey’s ADM program, please go to www.admkids.com

 

The Mite tryout schedule is constrained by our access to ice time slots suitable for mite age players and the early start of the Valley Hockey League games.

  • Tues., Aug. 30           6:30-7:20p     optional warm-up

 

  • Thurs., Sept. 1           6:30-7:15p     1st tryout session - alpha split

                                     7:20-8:05p     1st tryout session - alpha split

 

  • Tues. Sept. 6              6:30-7:15p     Final tryout session – split TBD

                                     7:20-8:05p     Final tryout session – split TBD

           Teams will be announced by Thursday September 8.   Please note that players placed on the Mite A and Mite B will play their first Valley League Game that weekend, on Saturday September 10 or Sunday September 11.

As noted above, Rookie Mite teams will likely play their first games in mid-October.

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 robertjensen@comcast.net 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the rink!

WYHA Board of Directors


by posted 08/04/2016
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