Learn To Play/Mini Mite Program
Learn To Play, also known as Mini Mites, is a development program and the first step for players who are interested in joining youth hockey. Mini Mites usually consists of 3 to 8 year olds who are just beginning to play ice hockey. This highly regarded program is intended to teach young players the basics of skating, stopping, stick handling, shooting and being a part of the team. Most of all, Mini Mites gives the player a chance to get on the ice and have fun!
Equipment is included in the registration fee, so all the player needs is a pair of skates!
All players must be registered with USA Hockey to participate in the Learn to Play/Mini Mite program. The annual registration date for USA hockey begins April 1st.
To register with USA Hockey, click the link below.
What aged players are appropriate for this program?
Mini Mites usually consists of 3 to 8 year olds who are just beginning to play ice hockey.
What time of the year does this program run?
Mini Mites start in October.
Where are practices typically held?
All practices are held at Michael Ries Rink at 5000 Forestwood Drive in Parma.
When are practices and how often are they?
Mini Mites practice every Saturday at 3:00 and Sunday at 11:15.
How many games will they play? What days of the week?
Games will be scheduled after December with other Learn to Play programs in the area.
Are jerseys provided or are they purchased separately?
Jerseys are provided.
What costs beyond registration fees should be expected?
During the season the team manager will set up team parties and different activities throughout the season that may require an out of pocket expense. These are all optional and not required.
A full set of equipment is supplied by the Parma Hockey Association and includes a Helmet, Chest Protector, Hockey Pants, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Shin/Knee Guards, Stick, and a Jersey.
You are responsible for providing skates, socks and a neck guard.