STEP 2: INTRO TO HOCKEY

Our Intro to Hockey development program is designed to help new players learn to play hockey with less commitment. Intro players will skate once a week from November to mid-February. This is a great option for younger players, where "too much - too soon" can cause burn out, or for families looking for a lower cost + time commitment option for trying hockey.

Cost: $100 for 13 sessions
Sundays @ 11:15 am at Bernick' s Arena
(schedules can change, occasional Saturday sessions)

STEP 3: FIRST YEAR MITES

Mites is a development program designed to provide skaters (ages 4-9) a fun , in-house opportunity to learn to play hockey.  Mites  have the opportunity to skate three days a week, are placed on teams (towards late November), and play games on Saturday mornings. 

DATES:  Late October through early March (4+ months!); most Sat/Sun mornings and Wed evenings - attend when you can

REGISTRATION FEE: 
$185 (+ $56 USA Hockey registration required; waived for players under 6)

+ $120 Seasonal Dues in January if your player decides to continue the program after the initial month. 

Free loaner equipment is available (helmet/pads/jersey) for all new skaters to SYHA.  Email us below to reserve your equipment.

RESERVE LOANER EQUIPMENT

STEP 4: ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES FOR RETURNING MITES

When (and if) your player is interested in more ice time, we offer additional opportunities for Mites after their first season. 

MITE DYNAMICS

Returning Mites are invited to participate in preseason training sessions, called Mite Dynamics. These sessions are optional and are not included in the regular season registration. The cost for Mite Dynamics for the 2019-20 season is $95 and the sessions typically run from late-September through October. 

FULL-ICE MITES

This is another optional program offered to Sartell Mites who will be Squirts next year, or in two years (not in their first year of hockey).  It is important to emphasize that the purpose of playing "full ice" games at the Mite level is NOT being done for skill development, but rather to offer a chance for Squirt Preparation - to realize the commitment to practices and games at the Squirt level as well as demonstrate the added challenge that full-ice hockey demands of younger players.  Small area games, and stationed practice sessions are better suited to develop skills at this age and are our top priority.

Details on Full Ice Mites will be sent via email to eligible players in December.