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 2021-2022 before registering.
Mite ADM - Players who turn 8 years old this calendar year or younger. Birth Years 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016
Free Skates / Evaluations will be in April with 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.
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 50-60 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.
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.
2021 - 2022 Season
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USA Hockey confirmation number not required to register, but current USA Hockey registration must be turned in at the first session.
Please register now for the upcoming season!
Refer to "EVENTS" tab and "2021 - 2022 TRYOUT SCHEDULE" For up to date tryout information!
Full Equipment is required - This event will be structured like a practice.
Equipment available to borrow for the event if you contact The Belmont Complex in advance.
All Players must be registered with AAHL online registration to participate in tryouts .
All mite ADM - $5 (Non Refundable)
Commitment Fee: $100 (Will be charged to registration at time of team placement)
Players must be registered with AAHL online registration to participate in tryouts.
Note - All registrations and payments must be made through the AAHL online registration.
Season Fee (Commitment fee will be applied to this):
Pay in Full: $650 ($860 with Kitchen Buyout)
Optional Payment Plan : $700 ($910 with Kitchen Buyout)
Additional Information on Fees:
Each player in the AAHL is also responsible for working Kitchen Duty shifts at the Belmont Complex (a $210 Buyout option is available). Please see "Organization" / "Policies" / "Volunteer Responsibilities" for Kitchen Duty information.
AAHL does provide additional fundraising opportunities to assist in financing.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to tryout start time. Bring a white and dark jersey (black / blue – Jerseys should be plain with no names), you will sign in and get an AAHL tryout number for your player. At this time, we will also be verifying that registration has been completed.
Placement on a Team:
Player placement will be announced on the AAHL website within a reasonable time frame after the last tryout date for each team. You will have 24 hours, after notification, to decline placement on a team. After the deadline, your commitment fee will be billed to your account. The Commitment Fee is non-refundable once team placement is accepted. If you decline placement on a team in the stated time frame, there will be no further charges to your account.
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.
Please review "EVENTS" tab and "2021 - 2022 TRYOUT SCHEDULE" For up to date tryout information and team placement information.
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.