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8 & Under Hockey

SEPTEMBER 19th - MARCH 2021

8 & UNDER HOCKEY AGE DIVISIONS:

LEVEL 1 Lil' Eagles (players ages 4 and up)

LEVEL 2 Mini Mite (players ages 5 - 8)

LEVEL 3 Mites (Players born in 2012 & 2013)

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WELCOME TO THE ROYAL OAK HOCKEY CLUB!

Our mission in all programs at John Lindell-Royal Oak Ice Arena is to ensure that every player is playing at the proper competitive level so that he/she can truly enjoy playing the game, while developing age-appropriate skills and knowledge of the sport.  With this in mind we have designed an 8 and Under program that incorporates age and skill progression in a competitive and challenging environment under the direction of trained professional John Lindell-Royal Oak Staff.  Please review the different levels below and feel free to contact us with questions.

USA HOCKEY MEMBERSHIP          
Players and coaches are required to insure with USA Hockey prior to participating in on-ice activities.  USA Hockey registrations MUST be completed online at www.usahockeyregistration.com.  The cost is $52 per player or coach and paid online with a credit card.  

8 & UNDER HOCKEY

 ♦ Age & Skill Progression 
 Competitive & Challenging Environment   
 Under the direction of Professional Suburban Staff

September through March - 25 Weeks!
(No skates during the holidays)

LEVEL 1 - BEGINNING HOCKEY (ages 4 - 10)
LIL’ EAGLES:
 

  • Recommended as a first step for beginning hockey players who completed a Learn to Skate class and have a solid base of fundamental skating skills.
  • One 1-hour skate each week.  


LEVEL 2 - MINI MITES (Ages 5 - 8): 

  • Program serves as an introduction to "team" play with practice sessions and small-ice games. 
  • We strongly believe that keeping the players active and moving on the ice, having fun, and building confidence is essential.  
  • Games will be cross-ice which is played width-wise in the end zones of the rink.  
  • Two 1-hour skates each week. Enhances the fundamental skill development of each player.

LEVEL 3 - MITE LEAGUE (Players born in 2012 & 2013): 

  • Teams will be selected by Royal Oak Staff with the assistance of volunteer coaches
  • Advanced players will play against other Advanced players and same for Intermediate players  
  • Game Day Format: half-ice (red line to goal line) using the board dividers, 4 v 4 using two - 22 minute periods, small nets and goaltenders, referees and scorekeepers
  • Two 1-hour skates each week.   

8 & Under Program 2020-21 Pricing & Payment Schedule

DIVISION REGISTRATION FEE PMT 1 - DUE 9/23 PMT 2 - DUE 10/23 PMT 3 - DUE 11/23 PMT 4 - DUE 12/23 TOTAL COST
Lil' Eagles $175 $175 $350
6U Mini Mites $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $750
8U Mites $150 $175 $175 $150 $150 $800

Payment Schedule & Refund Policy

We now use an online registration process only. You may choose to pay the full amount at the time of registration or you may choose the online auto-payment plan. If not paying in full, a Registration Fee will be due at the time of registration. If paying by installments, you will be automatically charged the amount listed in the payment schedule on that exact date.

If your player is injured or unable to participate due to unforeseen circumstances, you remain responsible for all of your player’s program fees.