Can your player pick themselves up off the ice and manage to skate on their own for a bit? If yes, then he/she is ready for Mini-Mites! This is our entry level hockey program for our youngest players where they will work on skating, learn basic hockey skills, and have fun! The program runs twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays. Our dedicated coaching staff will facilitate practices but we are always looking for parent coaches to help out!
Ages 4-6 and those older kids that may need a little extra help with skating.
Season runs from mid-September through mid-March.
Practices and home games are held at the Northbrook Sports Center.
Practices are 2 times per week and are a combination of skill development and cross ice scrimmages.
All games are cross ice. In addition to games against other Northbrook teams, Mini-Mites will also compete against teams from neighboring hockey clubs.
Players will receive a Northbrook Bluehawks reversible jersey and hockey socks at the beginning of the season.
Shin pads, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, athletic supporter with velcro to attach hockey socks, helmet, neck guard, hockey gloves, hockey skates, and a stick (wood with flat blade is perfect!)
Pure Hockey and Play it Again Sports are two great options to purchase equipment.
Each player is required to obtain an AAU membership before the start of the season. Memberships for the upcoming season can be purchased starting August 15 (please do not purchase before that date!)
Birth Years: 2016-2017
Evaluations: Sept. 10 & 11