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Fox Valley Youth Hockey Programs

Fox Valley Youth Hockey Programs

Our hockey program follows the principles of USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) to develop each player in a positive and proactive environment for learning. We offer programs for all ages of kids. Contact fvyhablades@gmail.com for general questions, or the age directors for specific program questions.   

Youth Hockey Age Groups

  • Introductory Program - beginner skaters
  • U6 and U8 Mites - generally ages 4 - 8 (2015-2011)
  • U10 (Squirts) - ages 9 - 10 (2010, 2009)
  • U12 (Pee Wees) - ages 11 - 12 (2008, 2007)
  • U14 (Bantam) - ages 13 - 14 (2006, 2005)

Introductory Program

This is a “learn to skate” program focused on teaching the basics of hockey skating. This program is typically for the young skater (ages 4-8) and beginning skaters. This program runs in two 8 week sessions (one starting in October, and the second starting in January). You can attend either one of the sessions or the full 16 weeks.  IP meets for one hour, once a week. Click here for more information! 

U6 - U8 Mites

The U6 and U8 age level focus on learning to skate and play in a fun high skill growth environment. Kids are grouped by age and skill level and play cross-ice hockey to maximize player development. U6 and U8 Mites are for kids 5-8 years old. Mites practice one to two times a week with a cross-ice scrimmage on the weekend. Click here for more information about Mites.

U10 - U14 Travel

At age nine boys and girls begin to play full-ice hockey and build on their skills. Emphasis remains on teaching skills in a positive environment for growth and development for each skater. A skater evaluation - tryout - process in mid October each year is utilized to place skaters on teams by skill level in order to maximize individual development. Click here for more information on FVYHA's travel teams.