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2021-2022 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, 2021.


LTPH (Learn to Play Hockey)

 

Entry level program Ages 4 and up (Born 2017 or earlier)

6U

Ages 5 & 6 (Born 2015 & 2016) that have completed a session 

of LTPH or with coach evaluation of readiness

8U

Ages 6, 7 & 8 (Born 2013, 2014 & 2015) that have completed a 

session of LTPH or with coach evaluation of readiness

 

10U

 

Ages 9 & 10 (Born 2011 & 2012)

 

12U

 

Ages 11 & 12 (Born 2009 & 2010)

 

14U

 

Ages 13 & 14 (Born 2007 & 2008)

 

LTPH (Learn to Play Hockey) Program:  Until we receive clarity on our ice options for next season, we will be unable to offer registration for 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 6U this season. Please contact the Director of Developmental Programs prior to registering for any programs if you have questions on your skater’s suitability for any program.

Introduction to hockey.  Skaters must be 4 years old or older by December 31st, 2021.  (birth year: 2017 and older)  One ice session per week (45-60 minutes on average).  Practices will be held on weekends at TBD.  Season will run from 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.

2021/2022 LTPH Fees will be TBD.

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6U:  Our 6U program is for players ages 5 & 6 (birth years: 2015 & 2016) 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.  6U 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.

2021/2022 6U Fees will be $250.00

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8U:  Our 8U program is for players ages 6, 7 and 8 (birth years: 2013, 2014 & 2015) who have completed at least a year of the LTPH or 6U program.  It is recommended that if your skater was a 6U last season, they should be registered as an 8U 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.  8Us will have a scheduled game most weeks.  These will include in house games, against other Midcoast 8U teams, as well as the opportunity to compete against similar teams from nearby hockey organizations.  8U 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.

2021/2022 8U Fees will be $425.00

8U EP: Optional, but highly recommended for those born in 2013 moving up to the 10U level the following year, an opportunity for additional ice time beyond the traditional 8U 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 8U practice and running from January to March.  These 8U skaters will begin to learn the rules and positioning applicable to the full-ice hockey game and applying them in scrimmages.  Contact the Director of Developmental Programs for more information. 

2021/2022 8U EP Fees will be determined at a later date and be assessed after final roster selection size is determined, but is expected to be $75.00

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10U T4: Birth years 2011 & 2012.  Fees will be $735.00.

10U EP: Optional, supplemental program for 10U-aged players (birth years 2011 & 2012) who are also registered for 10U 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.

2021/2022 10U 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.

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12U T4: Birth years 2009 & 20010.  Fees will be $735.00.

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14U T4: Birth years 2007 & 2008.  Will not be offered for the 2021/2022 season.