We are excited to announce that beginning this Fall, we will offer a bridge program for players who have graduated from Pre-Hockey but are not yet ready for travel.
The In-House Mite Program is a continuation of the Learn to Skate (LTS) and Pre-Hockey Programs, in that it continues 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 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 setup 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 Mount Prospect Ice Arena.
- HECC certified hockey helmet with face mask
- Elbow pads and shin guards
- Hockey gloves
- Hockey pants
- Shoulder pads
- Hockey skates
- Hockey stick