Arrows 8U Mite ADM Program
Armstrong Arrows 8U Mite ADM (American Development Model) Teams are proud members of the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL). These teams are for both boys and girls.
BENEFITS OF ADM:
MORE PUCK TOUCHES: Smaller spaces mean more opportunity for a player to touch the puck – and ultimately improve their game.
AGE-APPROPRIATE TRAINING: By shrinking the ice down to their level, kids can get more involved and learn skills quicker and easier.
INCREASED COMPETITION: A smaller ice surface makes players of all skill levels think and act quicker, resulting in more frequent battles for the
FUN FOR ALL: There's a direct relationship between the amount of time a player spends with the puck and their passion for the game. The more active we can keep them, the more enjoyable their experience will be. And more fun they have, the more they'll learn.
For more information on the American Development Model, please
You must click on and read the AAHL Tryout & Travel Hockey Guide 2023-2024 before registering.
8U Mite - Players who turn 8 years old this calendar year or younger.
Birth Years: 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018
- Free Skates / Evaluations will be in April.
- Some teams getting together occasionally over the summer at the coaching staff discretion.
- Ice practice and games to start in August and run through late March / Early April.
- Team assignments are made after approximately 4 weeks of practice.
- Skill levels are separated based on the players registered each season.
- The number of teams at each level will vary from year to year.
The Armstrong Arrows PAHL teams are based and operated from:
The Belmont Complex located at 415 Butler Rd. Kittanning, PA 16201.
Practices will be held at:
The Belmont Complex in Kittanning PA.
ADM Teams will have 1-2 ice touches per week (Approximately 60 combined ice touches per season including games & tournaments).
The Armstrong Arrows ADM Teams will participate in the PAHL season and possibly other USA Hockey sanctioned games and tournaments. ADM Season consists of 8-10 cross-ice PAHL Jamborees and 2-4 tournaments determined by parents and coaches interests for each individual team.
Arrows player uniforms consist of home / away jerseys, socks, and shell . Each player will be required and responsible for the purchase and care of their Arrows uniform. Costs associated with their uniform are not included in the season fee. Uniform Cost is approximately $150. Please see policies for more information.
All payments will be made online through the online registration via a scheduled payment schedule. A pay in full option will be available as well as a payment plan option. The league may choose to do mandatory fundraising during the season to ensure that adequate operating funds are available. The opportunity for additional individual fundraising credit to offset individual player fees may also be available. Also, please see the 2023-2024 AAHL Tryout & Travel Hockey Guide for program fees..
All Arrows ADM players are permitted to participate in the Belmont Complex In-House Hockey Program Free of Charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my player need any previous hockey experience?
We recommend that any player registering for Arrows ADM to have previously participated in Learn To Play and/or Little Pens Program.
What skill level will the team play?
Teams are separated according to USA Hockey Red, White and Blue Criteria.
Red - Advanced Level Players (play 1/2 ice games)
White - Intermediate Level Players (play cross-ice games)
Blue - Beginner Level Players (play cross-ice games)
Team assignments are made after approximately 4 weeks of practice. Skill levels are separated based on the players registered each season. The number of teams at each level will vary from year to year.
** Please download and read the "AAHL Tryout and Travel Hockey Guide 2023 - 2024" found on the home page. **
If registering before April 4, 2023, your USA Hockey confirmation number will not be required to complete the online registration. Your 2023-2024 USA Hockey confirmation number will be required before tryouts. Either bring a paper copy to tryouts to turn in at sign in, or alternately, the option to upload it to your AAHL registration will be available.
If registering after April 4, 2023, your USA Hockey confirmation number for the 2023- 2024 season will be required to complete the online registration.
AAHL reserves the right to hold supplemental tryouts to fill any & all open roster positions post open tryouts.
AAHL will adhere to all policies of USA Hockey and Mid Am in regards to tryout dates.
PAHL Team Placement:
AAHL will make a placement recommendation, but the PAHL determines the final placement of ALL teams in the league. AAHL cannot guarantee the level of play for any team playing in PAHL.