Mite Coaches: Eric Gooldy, Bob Seward, Jordan Spinella and Michael Dorn
Mite Coordinator: Eric Gooldy
Age: 5-8 years old
8U Mites! Development is our only goal at this age. Red, White and Blue teams are determined by the coaches and organization. The goal is high-performance training that includes playing cross-ice games and conducting station-based practices and is designed to get the best out of each and every player. In doing this, a player’s activity level never stops and their engagement level increases, which leads to an increased skill set and love of the game. Drills are designed to focus on multiple skills and situations, increasing time with the puck and situational repetition. It’s been proven that kids who begin their hockey training in this environment develop a better foundation of skills and hockey instincts, and enjoy the game more. It’s because of this emphasis on fun and development that we’re asking coaches and parents to be patient with the process that includes station-based practices and cross-ice games at the 8U Mite level.