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8U Mite Division Ages 7|8

MITES | AGES 7 & 8

Mites is the next step after Mini-Mites.  It is for ages 8 and younger. 
Sometimes it is a players first experience on a hockey team.    
Our Mite teams consist of 12 to 14 players  
The hockey season begins at the end of August and ends Mid March 
Teams skate on Saturday and Sundays only 
Two teams share the ice and rotate who they share ice with every weekend
Half-Ice games every Sunday
Teams rotate within blocks of ice approx 8am-4pm Saturday and 10am-2pm Sundays
Each ice times is 50 minutes
We typically have 4 to 6 mini mite teams each season
 
Beginning in September, there is a monthly ice fee that is separate from the initial registration fee $157/month for Mites
The monthly ice fee is paid September through February
There will be a separate registration to set up your monthly ice payment via sportsengine.   This is available mid August.  
 
Please email office@kvhockey,org if you have more questions or would like additional information. 
We have a great program at KV and hope that you consider joining our hockey family.  
 
Parent coaches are welcome and needed on the ice to help run the skates.  All participants must be registered with USA Hockey and complete the necessary coaching modules.   
Everyone on the ice must wear a helmet! 
 

Season Timing

June 1 - KVHA registration for the Fall/Winter season opens
All players must be registered to be placed on a team   
  • June 1 thru June 30 $185 -  Early registration
  • July 1 thru July 31 $235
  • August 1 or later $285
    • Registration fees cover many things including your player jerseys and socks 

All players need full hockey equipment to participate   

End of July -  Conditioning Skates 

These are basic skill skates to help players get acclimated, make sure their equipment fits and are all about about having fun! 

Beginning  to mid -August - Evaluation Skates
Mite players are given one overall rating taking into account the following attributes or skills  
  • Skating overall
  • Stopping, balance and getting up
  • Puck handling and control
  • Enthusiasm/Attention Span 
  • Team oriented/Hockey sense
We  "draft" Mite teams based on the skill level of the kids to ensure that we do not have a stacked team, since all of our mite teams play eachother in-house. 
 
3rd week in August - Team drafts
Coaches , KVHA Board Members and staff only need to attend
After the draft, players receive team assignments and ice schedules through Sept 
 
3rd Sunday in August - Teams first skate
September 1 - First Ice Payment due
Mid-September - the schedule for October through March will be posted and sent.  
 
2nd/3rd week in December - Holiday Jamboree
 
2nd or 3rd weekend in March - End of Season Jamboree