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Youth League Information and Registration

General Information and Registration

Fall 2022 Youth Registration is open!

Click here if you know what to do! Read on for more information! 

Asheville Hockey is a non-contact INLINE league for with 2 seasons played annually. The first season runs from March to May and the second runs from September to November  All games are played at Carrier Park.  Click for map to Carrier park

Fall 2022 Basics:

Schedule:

  • Youth evaluations (your player must be registered prior to evaluations!):
    • Mite/Squirt (10 & under): 9/6 @ 6pm
    • Peewee/Bantam (11 & up): 9/7 @ 6pm
  • First practices: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday - week of 9/12
  • First games: Saturday morning 9/17
  • Youth practice nights are Monday through Thursday evenings (6-7:30PM). Each team will have one practice per week. Games are Saturday morning. Coaches will notify teams of schedule.
  • Divisions are divided by age and skill. Coaches will place skaters appropriately.
    • Mites (8&under)
    • Squirts (9-10), Peewees (11-12)
    • Bantams (13 & up).
  • Registration cost: $120 - scholarships available                       
  • Goalie registration is $10 (must play goalie full-time)
  • Interested in coaching? Ask about youth registration discounts for volunteer coaches!  Email jay@ashevillehockey.org for more info.                                                                

First time youth players are eligible to rent equipment from Asheville Hockey at no cost. (Available sizes are limited) - gear will be distributed day of evaluations. If you need gear contact justin@ashevillehockey.org

 

Please see below for general division information including age\skill groupings and practice\game days and time, times and days are subject to change. 

You MUST have an AAU membership number to participate! (Your child's insurance for the session - $15.49 total)

Please go to the AAU page under Register\Info for information regarding AAU numbers, they are required to play, and you must have one to register.

Youth Co-Commissioners:

Jay Curwen

Justin Kaiser

Youth Divisions

All of our divisions are coed and non contact.  The Asheville Hockey League does its best to place players in the appropriate divisions.  Players who have excelled and whose skills warrant it may have the option to play up.

Mites/Squirts- The players in these divisions generally range in age from about 5 to 9.  The Mite/Squirt Divisions are geared towards new players who have not played before and those improving their game to get to the next level, and focuses on teaching the fundamentals of skating, shooting, passing and team play. 

PeeWee- Players in this group generally range from 10-12 years of age.

Bantam- Players in this group generally range from 13-16 years of age.

 

 

Practice and Game Times

Teams generally practice once a week for 1 hour and play one game a week, contingent on the weather.  

Our Squirts\Mites division generally will practice on Mondays or Tuesdays from 6-7pm and will play games on weekends (day/time TBD)

Our PeeWee division teams generally practice on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm and games are held on weekends (day/time TBD)

Our Bantam division practices on Monday evenings at 7-9pm.  Games are held on weekends (day/time TBD)

 

Weather

Generally when it is below freezing games will be postponed - pucks crack in the cold weather and we cannot play.

Our rink is open air and rain will force cancellation of games. Coaches will contact teams as cancellations occur.

If it is raining and warm enough practice will be held in shoes.  Game days may be practice days if it rains, and games may be made up on practice nights if it is a necessity. Coaches will contact teams on delays/cancellations/adjustments of schedules.

Equipment Needed

  1. HECC Certified Helmet with full cage or shield
  2. Mouthpiece 
  3. Hockey elbow pads
  4. Hockey gloves
  5. Protective hard shell cup
  6. Hockey shin guards
  7. In-line skates 
  8. Hockey stick
  9. Hockey girdle or hip pads 
  10. Hockey shoulder pads or padded shirt (not required,but recommended in 8u division)

New players equipment assistance

New players are eligible to rent equipment at no cost from Asheville Hockey. (available sizes are liimited)

Places to order equipment

Registration is Now Open

Registration is not open! Fall registration will open on June 1st

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