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Suburban Sports Group Rinks

8 & Under Hockey

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Phone: 586-992-8600

2022-23 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. Registration Fee will be due at the time of registration. If the program is eligible to pay by installments, you will be automatically charged the amount listed in the payment schedule on that exact date.

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

8 & Under Payment Dates

Division Registration Fee 9/1 PMT #1 10/1 PMT #2 11/1 PMT #3 12/1 PMT #4 Total
Lil' Mavs $250 - - $250 - $500
Mini Mite $250 - $200 $200 $200 $850
8U Mite $300 - $259 $259 $257 $1,075