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Programs

Registration for Programs

Please see the registration page to register for any of the following MCYHA Programs except High School Hockey. There is also information concerning High School Hockey registration on the registration page.

Hockey Initiation Program (HIP)

HIP is a new program for children ages 4 to 8 that have little to no skating experience. (Previously, this was our Basic Skate and Learn to Play programs). HIP focuses on improving skating skills and other basic hockey skills. Participants will learn balance, agility, edge work, forward skating (glide and stride), backward skating, and stopping. They will also learn basic puck handling, passing and shooting. Cross ice scrimmages are added as the season progresses. The goal at this level is to teach fundamental hockey skills for a successful transition into one of the Mite programs. HIP will meet on Monday nights. 

See the HIP page for current season details.

Equipment Required:

Skates, hockey gloves (or thick winter gloves), and a helmet are required. Skate rentals are available at the rink for $1. A limited number of helmets are available each week as well. A bike helmet can be used as well as knee and elbow pads.

Mini Mites (U6)

This (primarily U6) is an in house (non traveling) recreational program for skaters, with basic skating skills. Participants will continue to enhance their basic hockey skills while becoming part of a team and developing concepts of cooperation and sportsmanship. Practices are twice a week.

Equipment Required:

Skates, hockey gloves (or thick gloves), helmet, and a hockey stick are required. At this level we recommend that your child starts to wear full hockey gear. Full sets of gear are available to rent for the entire season for $50 plus a $50 deposit. Your deposit will be returned when you return the gear. Skate rentals are available at the rink for $1.

 

Youth Hockey Travel Teams

Enjoyment and recreational benefits are the major focus of the new guidelines for youth hockey issued by the Board of Directors of USA Hockey.  Registered teams play in the classifications of 6-and under (Mini Mites), 8-and-Under (Mite), 10-and- Under (Squirt), 12-and-Under (Pee Wee), and 14-and-Under (Bantam). The Mini-Mite and Mite program are cross-ice programs where the players utilize less ice to better develop the hockey skills of each player. "Checking" is not allowed in youth programs from through the Pee Wee level.

The USA Hockey recommended guidelines for youth hockey, followed by MCYHA, encourage a noncompetitive environment in which children and youth can learn the basic skills without the distractions that are often associated with an overemphasis on winning.  Mastery of the fundamental skills and the fun of playing are essential to the development of every hockey player.  These programs are conducted to accommodate the number of new players who wish to play hockey, which allows equal opportunity for game time for each player.

The amount of "travel" for each team varies by program each season, however, travel is typically limited to 8 away jamborees for Mite level, approximately 10-12 away games for Squirts, and progresses to approximately 12-14 away games per season for Pee Wee and Bantam teams.  The total regular season of play including all practices, is approximately 23 weeks, running from mid-October to mid-March each year.  Please see the chart below for fees and practice times for the 2016-2017 Season.

Level

Registration

Fee

Practice Times Games 

Monthly

Cost

Mini Mites $150 **Mondays 5:00-6:00pm and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm**   $30
Mites $250 Mondays 5:00-6:00pm and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm About 12 $50
Squirt $350 Mondays 7:00-8:00pm and Thursday 6:45-8:00pm About 24 $70
PW $450 Mondays 8:15-9:15pm and Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm About 28 $90
Bantam $550   About 34  

**23 Week season starts with first practice, Monday, October 9th, 2017.

WIAA High School Hockey Program

MCYHA currently funds and establishes the program for the Manitowoc United WIAA High School Hockey Teams, which are administered entirely by the Manitowoc Public School District under WIAA rules and guidlines.    The "Manitowoc United" High School Program includes athletes from participating high schools throughout Manitowoc County, which are directed by Mr. David Steavpack, Athletic Director at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc.   

Adult Open Hockey

Adult Open Hockey is open to all adults over age 18.   Open Hockey is a 75 minute scrimmage for adult hockey players of all skill levels.   The emphasis is on fun and skills building, and this is a "no-checking" program.

No registration is required, and all are welcome to drop in and play.   Cost is $5 per skater, and goalies are free. Full hockey gear is recommended.