PREREQ: COMPLETION OF PRE-HOCKEY PROGRAM, ADVANCED, 5-8 YEARS OF AGE
The In-House Mite Program is a continuation of the Learn to Skate (LTS) and Pre-Hockey Programs in that it continues to reinforce and further the skating and puck skills learned in the Levels 1-4 programs. It introduces structured games exposing players to game concepts like spacing and timing. It also shows players how the skating and puck skills learned to fit into game situations. The target age is 5-8 years old.
This program includes two ice sessions each week (1 Saturday and 1 Sunday). Saturday will be a skills-based practice similar to what the Jr. Chargers full-ice Mite travel teams have during their weekly skills practice. Sunday is set up as half-ice or cross-ice games in line with the USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model), allowing players to have constant movement and frequent puck touches.
Equipment Requirements: Players should be wearing full pads on the ice (see below). Skates and helmets are available to rent at the Mount Prospect Ice Arena.