6U & 8U Mites

The 6U/8U Program is the next step after completion of Learn-to-Play sessions and discussion with your player's coach. A player needs to have their own equipment. It is targeted at further developing the skills of the beginner to the intermediate player to both enjoy the game and eventually progress to the more competitive levels. Practices consist of hockey drills interspersed with fun games utilizing the skills they are taught in accordance with the USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model). Some intrasquad games are organized by the coaching staff during the season to introduce players to the cross-ice play that is recommended for this age group.

The 8U Travel teams are designed for those players ready for the more competitive nature of playing games against other programs at both Iceland and their home rinks. Players compete in 1-day jamborees or weekend tournaments throughout the season. Depending on the number of players, there are three levels of competitiveness. Red, White, and Blue.


The 6U level is for  birth years 2018, 2019, and 2020 (2024-2025 season)

The 8U level is for birth years 2016 & 2017 (2024-2025 season) after the player has learned basic skating and stick skills and has completed one of the following prerequisites:

1) Learn To Play or

2) Learn To Skate


The season runs from August to March


Practices & games are held at Iceland Sports Complex. Players participating in the travel teams will play games and tournaments in various locations


2 practices per week (days and times are TBD and can be on the weekdays or weekends). Some weekend practices will be canceled due to holidays and tournaments held at Iceland throughout the season.


Mites games are scheduled on alternating weekends after the season begins. Travel teams will have games on alternating weekends and the coaching staff determines the level of play for each team and communicates with parents on interest in tournaments/jamborees.


Mites jerseys are loaned and must be returned at the end of the season. No socks are provided.

Travel Mites purchase jerseys that are theirs to keep. Jerseys include Home/Away and 2 pairs of socks for approximately $120.00.

Program Cost

All programs require registration with USA Hockey and KAIHA. Those costs will be detailed on the registration link.

The cost is $595.00 and includes 2 practices per week, a minimum of 40 practice sessions for the season. 44-50 are typically scheduled. 

Travel Mites have additional costs depending on the number of games scheduled, jamborees, or tournaments in which the team(s) participate.


Please contact the KAIHA age representative if you have any questions about these programs.

Jamie Lyczak

6U/8U Age Representative



Registration for the 24-25 season is open!

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