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2020-2021 MCYHA Programs

2020-2021 Programs

Youth Hockey Association follows the age classifications as determined by USA Hockey. Age is determined by the child’s age as of December 31, 2020.


LTPH (Learn to Play Hockey

 


Entry level program Ages 4 and up (Born 2016 or earlier)
 

Mini-Mites

Ages 5 & 6 (Born 2014 & 2015) that have completed a session

of LTPH or with coach evaluation of readiness

Mites
 

Ages 6, 7 & 8 (Born 2012, 2013 & 2014) that have completed a

session of LTPH or with coach evaluation of readiness

Squirts

Ages 9 & 10 (Born 2010 & 2011)

Pee Wees

Ages 11 & 12 (Born 2008 & 2009)

Bantams

Ages 13 & 14 (Born 2006 & 2007)

 

LTPH (Learn to Play Hockey) Program:  Due to COVID-19, the resulting ice availability issues we face, and the unknown protocols that we would need to put into place to ensure all participants’ safety, we will be unable to offer our Learn to Play Hockey program at this time.  If your skater was in this program last season, it is recommended that they are registered as a Mini-Mite this season.

Introduction to hockey.  Skaters must be 4 years old or older by December 31st, 2020.  (birth year: 2016 and older)  One ice session per week (45-60 minutes on average).  Practices will be held on weekends at Midcoast Ice in Topsham.  Season will run from late October to early March TBD.  Full protective hockey equipment required as sticks and pucks will be introduced towards the middle of the season.  Jerseys issued to players will need to be returned to the club at the conclusion of the season.

LTPH is FREE for first year participants.
 

Mini-Mites:  Our Mini-Mites program is for players ages 5 & 6 (birth years: 2014 & 2015) who have completed at least half a season of the LTPH program.  Practices consist of fun, skills-oriented drills based on USA Hockey’s American Development Model (http://www.admkids.com/) and will be held at various local rinks.  Mini-Mites will play half-ice games and they will be assigned to permanent mixed ability teams for the season.  Many practices will be on shared ice with another group. Jerseys issued to players will need to be returned to the club at the conclusion of the season.

2020/2021 Mini-Mites Fees will be $250.00
 

Mites:  Our Mites program is for players ages 6, 7 and 8 (birth years: 2012, 2013 & 2014) who have completed at least a year of the LTPH or Mini-Mite program.  It is recommended that if your skater was a Mini-Mite last season, they should be registered as a Mite this season.  For questions, contact the Director of Developmental Programs.  Practices consist of fun, skills-oriented drills based on USA Hockey’s American Development Model (http://www.admkids.com/) and will be held at various local rinks.  Mites will have a scheduled game most weeks.  These will include in house games, against other Midcoast Mites teams, as well as the opportunity to compete against similar teams from nearby hockey organizations.  Mites will play half-ice games and they will be assigned to permanent mixed ability teams for the season.  Jerseys issued to players will need to be returned to the club at the conclusion of the season.

2020/2021 Mites Fees will be $425.00
 

Mites EP: Optional, but highly recommended for those born in 2012 moving up to the squirt level the following year, an opportunity for additional ice time beyond the traditional mite program.  Registration for this program will TBD based on availability of local ice time.  Ice times will likely be the 30-60 minutes immediately preceding or after a regularly scheduled mite practice.  January to March.  These mites will begin to learn the rules and positioning applicable to the full-ice hockey game and applying them in scrimmages.  Contact Director of Developmental Programs for more information.

2020/2021 Mites EP Fees will be TBD for all participants.
 

Squirt T4: Birth years 2010 & 2011.  Fees will be $735.00.
 

Squirt EP: Optional, supplemental program for squirt-aged players (birth years 2010 & 2011) who are also registered for Squirt T4 and ready for increased competitive play against other local EP or Tier 3 teams. Registration for this program will TBD based on availability of local ice time.  January to March. Registered players will be considered, (but not guaranteed) for a spot on this team after evaluation and/or a tryout held by coaches.

2020/2021 Squirt EP Fees will be determined at a later date and be assessed after final roster selection, but is expected to be $200.00 to $300.00, pending number of games & tournaments scheduled.
 

Peewee T4: Birth years 2008 & 2009.  Includes up to 2 practices per week, 20-25 games and the State Tournament.  Will not be offered for the 2020/2021 season.
 

Bantam T4: Birth years 2006 & 2007.  Will not be offered for the 2020/2021 season.