If your child exhibits appropriate skill level at the end of season 1, they may be ready to graduate to a Mini Mite or Mite team (ages 8 and younger only)
Here are the steps to register
1.) Register first with USA Hockey. This is a requirement as USA Hockey provides the liability insurance for all of our programs to run. Link to register - USA Hockey Member Registration
The cost to register is $51 per child and this is a yearly requirement for hockey.
2.) Register them for our Learn to Play program, which is $175 per child (you can also break the payments into two installments of $87.50).
3.) If needed, Request Rental Equipment here: https://kvha.formstack.com/forms/2021_2022_fall_season_loaner_equipment
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Each on ice session will include free time for the kids at the beginning of practices - kids can skate, play with pucks, etc. while the coaches fine tune their on ice plan. The coaches will then divide the kids into groups and they will rotate through stations throughout the practice. There may be additional free time at the end of each skate or the coaches will group the kids for scrimmage play. Each practice will work on hockey skills - skating, stopping, falling, getting up, stick and puck handling, hand eye coordination, and more.
In a normal season, after Thanksgiving, we evaluate players to determine who is ready to move to a team.
The ages and division are as follows -
Our programs are a success because of the outstanding efforts of our volunteers. We are always looking for help on the ice for this program. The more coaches we have, the more that can be accomplished and the better support the players will receive.
If you are interested in helping with this program, please email email@example.com
KVHA has rental hockey equipment that is geared toward new players with a junior size for ages 4-6 and youth size for ages 6-8. This equipment will be loaned for the season on a first come, first serve basis.
Each set includes a bag, hockey pants, chest protector/shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin pads and gloves.
Some sets include a helmet but it depends on the size your child needs as only XS and S helmets are available. They will need a hockey helmet with a full cage or bubble shield.
You must provide your own hockey skates (figure skates are not allowed), a stick, mouth guard, neck guard, hockey socks, and a sports cup.
Regarding hockey sticks - we recommend that you purchase their first stick. There are a lot of fun colors and the kids can get what they want and it helps them get excited about playing hockey. I do have sticks but the majority of them have a flat blade so they are not right or left handed. If your child has no tendencies to either side, we are happy to provide a stick.
All equipment must be returned at the end of the season in good and clean condition. Normal wear and tear is expected, however abuse beyond normal wear and tear may result in a fee being assessed to your account.
You must sign an agreement and provide a valid credit card number to guarantee the equipment will be returned. If the equipment is not returned, you will be charged $100 for it's replacement. Paperwork for this will be provided when picking up the equipment. Typically pick up will take place before the start of the season