Atlanta Fire House Development Hockey Program

Program Information






2018 - 2019 SEASON INFORMATION


TRYOUTS IS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th!
* * * Pre-registration Required * * *


TRYOUT DATE & TIME
House Mites at 8:00am
House Squirts at 9:15am
House Peewees at 10:30am
House Bantam & High School at 12:00pm


DIVISIONS
6U - 8U Division for 2010 & Under Birth Years
10U Division for 2008 - 2009 Birth Years
12U Division for 2006 - 2007 Birth Years
14U Division for 2004 - 2005 Birth Years
High School Non Check Division for 2000 - 2003 Birth years


Pick the program option that best suits you:
The Basic Package at a cost of $860.00 is available to Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Bantams and High School participants.
The Ultimate Package at a cost of $1,200.00 is only available to Mites.

Participants can register for the full cost of the program that covers the Evaluation & Season cost
OR
Participants can use the 2 step payment plan.  The first payment is required
at Registration and the final Payment on October 1st.


*    First day of Practice is Monday, August 20th
*    First game is Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th
*    No practice on Labor Day September 3rd
*    November 19th through November 23rd is an off week from practices and games (American Thanksgiving)
*    24 Weeks of practice and approximately 22 games (depends on AYHL Schedule)
*    Winter Holiday begins December 21st through January 7th, 2019.  Start date is January 7th
*    All-star team option for the top players in each age category
*    Practices are professionally run from Mites through Peewee with a focus on individual player development,
      as well as game understanding and tactics.

The Vision:
The Fire House Development Hockey Program, in conjunction with The Cooler Learn To Play Hockey Program, envisions a multi layered skill development approach for all youth hockey players starting at the grass roots level.  Capitalizing on the key skills acquirement years (9 - 12), the Program is designed to get the young players more ice and puck touches.  Implementing professionally structured practices and skill development ice sessions, our goal is to help the players reach their talent ceiling.

Key Concepts of the Program:
*    MITES - On Ice touches (3 touches per week including 2 skill practices and 1 game)
*    Professionally structured practices and skill development sessions
*    Emphasis on individual skills along with the introduction of team play
*    A challenging environment yet a fun atmosphere with positive feedback to players

6U - 8U Mite Program:
Skill Development Days:
 Tuesdays at 5:10pm or Thursdays at 5:10pm
Games:  Saturday at 8:15am

After a tremendously successful 2016/2017 season, our 8U program will continue to offer 2 skills sessions per week as well as templated Saturday morning cross ice games.  Player's will be split into 4 equal teams of 8 players.  The skills sessions will be run by a staff of professional coaches and skills coaches to push the young players while ensuring they are having fun and developing.
32 Total Players
4 Teams of 8


10U Squirt Program:
Skill Development Days:
 Mondays at 5:40pm
Games:  Saturday or Sundays - TBD

The 10U division which plays their games within the Atlanta Youth Hockey League (AYHL) returns from an extremely successful season.
Last season, the Fire development fielded 3 teams & this season looks to have 4 teams of 12 skaters and a goalie.  The age category will have their skill sessions on Monday nights, which will be run by the Fire Professional hockey development staff.  Off of this age category, we will also field an All-Star level team, which will give players who want the extra development and games, a chance to compete in supplemental practices and games as well as a few tournaments away from their league play.
Max 48 Players and 8 Goalies


12U Peewee Program:
Skill Development Days: 
Wednesdays at 5:40pm
Games:  Saturdays or Sundays - TBD

The 12U division will once again compete in the AYHL hockey league and have their skills night on Wednesday nights with the Fire professional development staff.  Last year the age category fielded 2 teams and e will look for the same targeted teams this upcoming season.  The 12U will also field an All-Star level team, which will give the top player's supplemental games and ice time to help speed up their skills and hockey development.


14U Bantam Program:
Team Practices:
 Fridays at 7:00pm
Games:  Saturday or Sunday games - TBD

Our 14U hockey league will compete in the AYHL hockey league and will have their team skates on Friday nights as well as games which will fluctuate times during the weekends.


High School Non Check Division
Games Only: 
Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays - TBD

This year, with multiple players moving up from the 14U division, we will now field a High School Non Check hockey team as well, which will be a game only option for players' birth years 2000 - 2002.  This is a great supplement for players who compete in the GSHL high school league, to get extra hockey games in on Fridays and Saturdays to stay sharp for their teams season.