Every player is different and our club strives to give each kid the best possible hockey journey for their interest and skill level. That being said, what happens after Intro to hockey is different depending on your child's age, ability, interest and time of the year.
The average Intro to hockey player spends about 3 sessions (24 weeks) in Intro to hockey before they are ready to 'graduate'. This of course depends on many things. More ice time (public skate, skating lessons, etc), the faster the player will develop. At the end of each session, we have coaches evaluate kids to see if they are ready to move out of Intro to Hockey. If you feel like your child is ready for more hockey, please contact the coordinator around the 5th or 6th practice of the session so we can be sure to evaluate your player. After the coaches evaluate the player, they will recommend which program is best for them.
Mites are a travel team for kids who are 8 years old or younger. They do not travel as much as the older kids, and play cross ice games.
House/Development team is for kids who are age 10-17 who are ready to move out of Intro, but either don't want the time commitment of Travel Hockey, or it is the wrong time of the year to join a Travel team.
The Travel Hockey season usually runs from August to March. Travel tryouts move around depending on our governing board who's website can be found here: http://norcalyouthhockey.org/NCYH-home.php but usually are held in June.
For more information, reach out to Shane Valentine via email@example.com