Mite ADM (formerly Mini-Mites)
Mite ADM is a cross ice program for learn to skate graduates who are primarily aged 5 or 6. It goes by birth year, for example for the 2016-2017 season, the participants will be primarily 2010 birth year children and younger. For the 2016-2017 season some 2008 and 2009 birth year children not ready for Mite hockey or who can't commit to the travel program may be considered by board upon request.
The season typically starts mid to late September and ends mid-February.Season includes 1 practice and 1 "game" per week, all locally. Practices focus on skill development. The ADM kids practice all together as one group.
Games are run by the coaches, no refs.The coaches divide the kids into two teams, a yellow and black team for game days. The teams stay the same throughout the season unless changes are needed to balance the teams.The games are cross ice, with no real goalies, only a player standing in net with player equipment. Goalies are rotated in and out during the game by the coaches.
Although not set in stone, typical practice and "game" times are 6 p.m. on weeknights. The exact days and rinks may vary. The Mite ADM program is run out of three rinks: Gardner, Cushing and the Winchendon School.
The cost is $500.00. Full hockey equipment is required.
Mite ADM focuses on skill development. Most of the children are just out of learn to skate, so the focus will be on skating as well as the hockey aspect of the game.
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