ADM: 8U (birthdays of 1/1/2011 and younger)

Armstrong Arrows Mite ADM: 8U (birthdays of 1/1/2011 and younger)


Practices consist of:
Station style practices 2 times per week designed to improve skating, passing and puck handling. (Sept-March)
2 ice touches per week from 50-75 minutes per each ice touch on weekdays and weekends
1 weekday practice
1 weekend practice (no practice on weekends with games)
Practices led by USA Hockey certified coaches

Games:
8-10 cross ice tournament style games with optional tournaments
4-5 Home games at Belmont Complex, in Kittanning PA
4-5 Away games at rinks participating in PAHL (Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League)
One local tournament paid for by AAHL
Other local or travel tournaments optional based on parent interest for each individual team

Additional Info:
Practices led by advanced instructors periodically during the season (new for 2019-2020)
Include power skating and other skills sessions
Led by Coaches from our National Bound Program and players for demonstrating
Coaches on these teams have led a team to Nationals in 4 consecutive years at either 16U or 18U

Skill Levels:
Multiple skill level groups
Teams separated according to USA Hockey Red, White and Blue criteria
Red – Advanced Level Players (play ½ ice games)
White – Intermediate Level Players (play cross ice games)
Blue Beginner Level Players (play cross ice games)
Team assignments made in October after approximately 4 or more weeks of practice
Skill levels separated based on players registered each season 
The number of teams at each skill level will vary from year to year
Teams play in PAHL jamborees against teams of the same skill level

Free participation in Belmont In-House Hockey Program!
Available to all participants in Armstrong Arrows Teams at 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U 
One hour per week on Saturday afternoon from November - March
Mix of practices and games
Free to AAHL players (Cost was $185 to non AAHL participants in 2018)
AAHL Coaches assist with In-House program

Fees:
Cost $600.00 or three payments of $200.00 (approximately 70 ice touches $8.50 per touch)
Home and Away Jerseys required (approximately $30 each)
4-5 shifts of 3 hours in the Belmont Complex kitchen required (buyout available)
Additional kitchen work available to assist with fees
Fundraising opportunities available to assist with fees
Registration open throughout the summer for the season beginning in September


For more information email Kevin Check at: k.check9@icloud.com