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8U Mite Division Ages 7|8

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.
Mites play half-ice or cross-ice games
 Our Mite teams consist of 12-14 players  
We typically have 6-8 mini mite teams each season
The hockey season begins in August with pre-season skates
Teams are formed & begin after Labor Day
The season ends Mid March 

Teams skate a combination of Wednesday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays

During high school hockey season, (December - Feb) teams will also have times when they have a Saturday and Sunday combination without Wednesday evening  
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
Teams rotate within blocks of ice time
Approximate times are 530, 630 or 645pm on Wednesday and morning to early-afternoon on Saturdays
Each ice times is 50 minutes
All players must be regstered 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 $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! 
*costs listed here are from the current season and are subject to change every season. 

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   

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
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. 
Week before Labor Day Team drafts
Coaches , KVHA Board Members and staff only need to attend
After the draft, players receive team assignments and ice schedules through Sept 
Wednesday after Labor Day - 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
Last weeked in February - End of Season Jamboree
*costs listed here are from the current season and are subject to change every season. 



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