More confident skaters, can skate independently, can stop and turn, beginning to move with stick and puck. The focus of this group is fine tuning skating skills, start learning the basics of the game of hockey. This group meets 2 times a week. We schedule some fun games with other local associations. Total of 2 hours of ice a week
Ages 6-8 (formerly known as Cross Ice or Cross Mites)
Skaters should complete a House program or two before moving on to Cross Ice and is recommended to be at least 7 years old at the start of the season. If you have a question about your player's level - please contact the BAHA Registrar or VP of House for more information. Coaches from House programs can also give great advise on making sure your player is a good fit for 8U. These are stronger skaters and can stop, turn, move the puck. This group practices twice during the week and typically one to two competitive games on the weekend. Games are at Leddy park and some travel to away games is necessary. Furthest rinks we play are Middlebury and Highgate. Minimum of 3 hours of ice a week.
Players are assigned to teams according to their birth year.
Stronger skaters, can stop, turn, move the puck. This group practices twice during the week and typically two games on the weekend. Minimum of 3-4 hours of ice a week. Games are at Leddy park and travel to away games within Vermont is necessary. One out of state tournament per year is typical, requiring a hotel stay of two nights.
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