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Suburban Sports Group Rinks

8 & Under Hockey

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Phone: 586-992-8600

2023-24 Season 8 & Under Hockey

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  • Committed to the development of skills, knowledge of the game, and a fun environment while challenging players with their age-appropriate skill sets.
  • Practices will be based upon  USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM)
  • All players and coaches must register with USA Hockey
  • All coaches will be SafeSport certified and Background Checked through USA Hockey.
  • Program runs September - March, excluding holidays
  • Full equipment required, jersey and socks provided

Lil' Mavs Program
Level 1

  • Ages 4 - 6
  • Sundays at 4:00 - 4:50 pm
  • Program runs September - March  includes 25 skates
  • Beginner Hockey
  • Recommended as the first step for beginning hockey players that have completed a Learn to Skate session and have a solid base of fundamental skills
  • Emphasis on creating a fun, challenging environment for players to learn the basic principles of skating and stickhandling through station-based drills and skill-building games
  • Players will be grouped by skill level

NEW THIS YEAR: 6 power skating sessions with coach Christina Kerr

Mini Mite Program
Level 2

  • Ages 5-8
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 - 6:20 pm and Sundays at 5:00 - 5:50 pm 
  • Program runs September - March includes 50 skates
  • Introduction to team play with skill-building practices on Wednesdays and cross-ice games on Sundays
  • Teams are drafted at the conclusion of training camp, by Suburban staff coaches
  • Each player will have the opportunity to play as a goaltender utilizing USA Hockey QuickChange Goalie Equipment

Mite Program
Level 3

  • Ages 8 & Under
  • Wednesdays at 6:30 - 7:20 pm Sundays at 6:00 - 7:00 pm, rotating Saturdays (full 60 minute skates)
  • Program runs September - March 
  • Development of team play with skill building practices along with half ice games
  • Volunteer coaches run practice and games (overseen by the hockey director to Macomb Hockey Club Staff)
  • Teams are drafted at the conclusion of training camp, by coaches with the assistance of Suburban staff coaches
  • Games will be half ice with referees, score clocks, 4 on 4 gameplay, and two 22-minute periods
  • Players will rotate as goaltender and will use the quick-change goalie equipment provided
  • Teams will have the opportunity to play in local jamborees and the Mite State Championship

Payment Schedule & refund policy

We now use an online registration process only. You may choose to pay the full amount at the time of registration or you may choose the online auto-payment plan. If paying in full and using your ACH, you will not incur a processing fee of 3.25%. 
If not paying in full, a Registration Fee will be due at the time of registration. If paying by installments, your credit card or ACH will be automatically charged the amount listed in the payment schedule on that exact date. All credit card payments will be charged a 3.25% processing fee.  If using ACH for a payment plan, only the initial fee during registration will incur the 3.25% processing fee.  Future payments set up with ACH will not be charged the processing fee.

If your player is injured or unable to participate due to unforeseen circumstances, you remain responsible for all of your player’s program fees. 

Registration with USA Hockey is mandatory and your membership number will be required during registration.  Register NOW at USA Hockey. Your registration is good through August 31, 2024.

Birth certificates may be required.  You will be notified if you need to provide a copy prior to training camp.  

8 & Under Program 2023-24 Pricing & Payment Schedule

DIVISION REGISTRATION FEE 9/1 Payment 10/1 Payment 11/1 Payment 12/1 Payment TOTAL
Lil' Mavs $125 $125 $125 $125 $500
Mini Mite $175 $200 $200 $200 $200 $975
8U Mite $250 $225 $225 $225 $225 $1150