Your player must also be registered with USA Hockey for the 2022-2023 season as well, so please do this prior to completing your KVHA registration
KVHA 2022-2023 Registration Cost
We receive many questions regarding how registration fees are used. Rest assured, 100% of KVHA fees are returned to you, our members, in the services the Association provides. Your yearly season registration fee includes your player's jerseys and socks and helps us cover a lot of other costs for the teams during the season. We pay the league entry fees for all of our teams, the referee scheduling fees and even contribute to the teams who compete at States and Nationals. A complete list of ways we help our teams can be found on our registration page.
We recommend registering as early as possible if you are on a Travel or Girl's team because all players must be registered with KVHA before the team jerseys can be ordered and before the team roster can be submitted. The earlier you register, the easier the process is, and you save money!
For house players, registering early not only saves you money, it also ensures that your child has a spot on a team and allows you take advantage of the skills/conditioning skates in the pre-season. House players will start skating at the end of July with a series of conditioning/skills skates, which are included in the cost of registration.
In August we have a series of house evaluation/rate/draft skates and then players are drafted onto teams, which are created evenly based on the players evaluation ratings. Teams begin skating together after the draft and the season goes through Mid March. The Squirt through Bantam ages will begin skating as teams in late August. The Mini Mite and Mite teams will begin skating as teams after Labor Day. For the first month, it is mostly practice and once the teams receive their official jerseys, they typically begin playing games.
The ice times are not yet scheduled, but the teams will be skating a combination of Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. PeeWee and Bantam teams may be on a different weeknight. Beginning in September, there is a monthly ice fee that is separate from the initial registration fee, and the fee is paid through February. The rates quoted below may be changing slightly for the upcoming season but will be finalized by August 1. The Age Divisions are as follows and each has a link to see additional information
Biggby Hockey for ages 8 & under
6 & Under - birth years 2016 and younger - Mini Mites - https://www.kvhockey.org/minimite
8 & Under - birth years 2014/2015 - Mites - https://www.kvhockey.org/mites
Biggby Coffee and KVHA will continue to focus on making Learn-to-Play (LTP), Mini-Mite and Mite recreational hockey the most fun experience for the kids and to support building great youth coaches. We have an in-house league for everyone 8 and under with a holiday jamboree and end of season party. With program structure all of the kids will get to know each other over the course of the season and will create lifelong friendships. In these divisions we typically have 6 teams. Our teams primarily play in house and play the other 5 teams from week to week. We typically have a practice followed by a game. They play half ice or cross ice with a fun event at least once a month. The skates are a combination of Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ice times are 50 minutes, except for Jamboree days, which are longer. Throughout the season we host a big Holiday Jamboree and an end of Season Jamboree, which is typically around March 15th. Teams can enter tournaments or jamborees but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly ice fee, which was $139/month for Mini Mites and $157/month for Mites last season.
PLAY WITH A FRIEND REQUEST - Additionally, players in the Mini Mite or Mite Division (8 and under) may request to play with ONE friend on the same team. More information and the request can be found here.
10 & Under - birth years 2013/2012 - Squirt - https://www.kvhockey.org/squirt
If we have 4 or more Squirt teams, we will have an in-house Squirt league, otherwise the teams participate in the Little Caesars league; Squirt teams schedule scrimmages with other teams and are also eligible for MAHA district play to qualify for the State Tournament; Ice times are 50-65 minutes; Practices are a combination of Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday (with 5 ice times over a two week period generally); Teams can enter tournaments but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly fee, which was $196/month last season.
12 & Under - birth years 2011/2010 - PeeWee - https://www.kvhockey.org/peewee
All teams participate in the Little Caesar's league with travel to other rinks, can schedule scrimmages with other teams and are also eligible for MAHA district play; There is a mix of 50, 65 and 80 minute practices which includes two weekend sheets every week and then one week night sheet every other week. The ice times will be at Brighton or Hartland; Teams can enter tournaments but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly fee, which was $254/month this season.
14 & Under - birth years 2009/2008 - Bantam - https://www.kvhockey.org/bantam
All teams participate in the Little Caesar's league with travel to other rinks, can schedule scrimmages with other teams and are also eligible for MAHA district play; Practices are 80 minute which includes two weekend sheets every week and then one week night sheet every other week which varies. The ice times will be at Brighton or Hartland; Teams can enter tournaments but this is an additional expense for parents that is not included in the monthly fee, which was $303/month this season.
For all of the divisions there really is no way to determine how many teams we will have next season, as it varies from year to year based on how many kids register, how many are moving up from one division to another, how many kids make the jump from house to travel, and how many coaches we have to fill the spots. We will add as many teams as we need if we have kids and coaches to support it.
PLAY UP REQUESTS - Additionally, in the house program, all divisions, we allow players to play up a division if they exhibit the ability to do so. If you would like to make a play-up request for your child, please learn more and complete the application here.
Finally, we cannot have a successful program without coaches and are seeking House Head Coaches for all age levels. We will be changing our house program structure and will be providing full practice plans for all levels of coaching as well as additional assistance. If you are interested, please submit your application to be a head coach here. You can learn more about being a coach and the coaching requirements through USA Hockey here.
More information about our house programs can be found at the bottom of our registration page or also on our house home page.
If you are looking for summer hockey training opportunities, you can find some on our training page .
Open Skating and Sticks and Pucks times can be found by clicking here.
We hope you will join the KVHA Family this Fall as we look forward to another exciting season of hockey. KVHA is the largest youth hockey association in Michigan and continues to grow at a tremendous pace, not just in players, but in the wide portfolio of offerings for both boys and girls hockey. Thank you for your support and we wish you a memory filled summer!
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle in the KVHA Office at (810)229-6087, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.