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BIGGBY MITES | AGES 7 & 8

Mites is the next step after Mini-Mites for ages 8 and younger
Sometimes it is a players first experience on a hockey team 

All players need full hockey equipment, including mouth guard and neck guard to participate   

 Our Mite teams consist of 16-18 players  
We typically have 6-8 teams each season and the teams play in our KV/BIGGBY in-house league with no travel!
Teams play cross ice of half ice games with an A and  B team to ensure maximum puck touches!
 
The season begins in August with pre-season skates
Teams are formed & begin around Labor Day
The season ends Mid-March 
 
Teams rotate within blocks of time and will skate a combination of Wednesday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays   
2 to 4 teams will share the ice at a time, depending on the event
Teams will rotate who they share ice with every week
Each ice times is 50 minutes
 
All players must be registered with KVHA for the season before they are placed on a team   
Siblings are automatically placed on the same teams
Beginning in September, there is a monthly ice fee that is separate from the initial registration fee $140*/month for Mites
 monthly ice fee is paid September through February
There is a separate registration to set up your monthly ice payment in Sportsengine.    
Teams may attend a tournament at an additional parent expense not included in the monthly ice fee.  All events with an additional cost are optional and do not affect a player's ability to be placed on a team.    
 
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! 
 
*costs listed here are from the current season and are subject to change every season. 

BIGGBY TEAM MASCOTS

2023-2023 BIGGBY MITE TEAMS

Head Coach Contacts
MITE BULLS - Eric Hollandsworth -erichollandsworth@gmail.com
MITE BENGALS - Dennis Whitbeck - whitbeck.dennis@gmail.com
MITE BULLDOGS - Wes Yarnell - wyarnell@flotecinc.com
MITE BADGERS - Darren Brown - darrenbrown0925@gmail.com
MITE BEARS - Chris Baldas  - cbaldas@bellequip.com
MITE BOBCATS - Landon Corrian - landoncorrion@icloud.com
 

NOTE if you are not registered with KVHA for the 2022-2023 season, please do not reach out to the coach, please email office@kvhockey.org to see if we have spots available 

 

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 $195* -  Early registration
  • July 1 thru July 31 $245
  • August 1 or later $295
    • Registration fees cover many things including your player jerseys and socks 

All players need full hockey equipment to participate   

Beginning  to mid -August -  Conditioning Skates:  These are basic skill skates to help players get acclimated, make sure their equipment fits and are all about about having fun! 

Mid to end of-August - Evaluation Skates:   Players are given one overall rating based on the skill level of the kids to ensure that we do not have a stacked team.   

Around Labor Day - First Team skate:  After evaluations, teams are formed, and players receive team assignments and ice schedules through Sept 

September 1First Ice Payment due

Mid-Septemberschedule for October through March will be posted and sent.  

2nd/3rd week in December: Holiday Jamboree

March: End of Season Jamboree

*costs listed here are from the current season and are subject to change every season. 

2022-2023 PRESEASON CONDTIONING & EVALUATION SKATES

We begin the house pre-season with a series of conditioning and skills skates to prepare for the House Evaluations skates leading up to the formation teams at the end of August. The conditioning skates are provided by the association for your child’s benefit and are included in the cost of your yearly registration fees. They are for players to shake off rust, realize that they have outgrown equipment, or just be more comfortable going into the evaluation skates. The drills in these skates are similar to those in the evaluation skates.

Registered players may come to as many of these skates as they are able to attend!

Players must have full hockey equipment, including mouth guard and neck guard

Our player evaluation skates are where we assess player skill level to create a fair and impartial draft of teams resulting in an even playing field across our program.   Mite players are given one overall rating primarily considering the following attributes or skills: 

  • Skating overall
  • Stopping, balance and getting up
  • Puck handling and control
  • Enthusiasm/Attention Span 
  • Team oriented/Hockey sense

Registered Players are encouraged to attend as many of these skates as possible. Those players who miss evaluations skates will not be included in the draft. These players will be assigned to teams at the end of the draft based on their registration date, continuing in line with the team order used in the draft. If there is a rating from a prior season, this will also be reviewed to determine the best fit.

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