Mite Midwinter House League (Zero Travel 8U) (Athens Youth Hockey Association | Athens Ohio | Bird Arena)

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Mite Midwinter House League 2019-20

Sponsored by the Columbus Bluejackets Foundation and the Athens Youth Hockey Association

December 11 - January 15 at Bird Arena

For Birth Years 2011 and Younger

First, register with USA Hockey:  USA Hockey Online Registration Then . . .

*** Register with Athens Hockey:  ***


8U players of all skill levels can try team ice hockey with no obligation for travel or tournaments.  The league operates during the Ohio University winter break, between sessions of Bird Arena's Learn-to-Play-Hockey program.  Players enrolled in Mite Midwinter House League will be combined with players from AYHA's Mite and Mini-Mite programs to form parity teams for games.

What's Included?
Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:05 pm at Bird Arena with the AYHA Mini-Mites and Mites. [December 11, 16, 18, 30; January 6, 8, 13, 15].
Loan of Learn-to-Play-Hockey gear.
A jersey to keep.
Half-ice games at Bird Arena. [Dec 18 6:10-7:15 pm; Dec 21 8:00-10:00 am; Jan 8 6:10-7:15 pm; Jan 11 8:00-9:30 am]
Blue-Puck Drop-In sessions (self-organized recreational play). [December 23 5:15-6:15 pm; December 29 10:15-11:00 am]

$130 plus registration with USA Hockey
USA Hockey registration is required. Your USA Hockey registration is good until August 2020 for hockey programs nationwide. It's free for birth years 2013 and younger, $51 for birth year 2011 and older.

Is My Player Ready?
If your player can skate forwards and backwards while holding a stick, then your player is ready. They don't need to be speedy; they will be fine if they can move in both directions. One session of Learn-to-Play-Hockey or Learn-to-Skate provides enough background, but prior participation in Learn-to is not required.

What if My Player Loves This?
Won't it be great if your player falls in love with a game that provides exercise throughout the winter months? For an additional $100, your player can join the AYHA 8U program for the remainder of the 19-20 season.

My Player Was Born Before 2011. Is it too late to start ice hockey?
It's not too late! If your player can skate forward and backwards, we recommend our Youth Skills Program. If your player's skating is not yet at that level, contact us and we'll make a custom plan to get your kid started.
Valerie Young [email protected]

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