Age Group Descriptions

IN-HOUSE PROGRAM

The Bradford House Program is designed for ages 5-14 that are beginning to learn the fundamentals, skills, skating and technique of hockey. The ice is typically dividing into 3 areas during house practice, with each area designated for a particular skill level. As the player advances their capability on the ice they would advance to the next area. The goal is to develop the player so they can progress onto one of the age appropriate travel teams. With the house program there isn’t any travel involved to other rinks, its typically at Bradford Ice Rink only. Players are permitted to join at any point throughout the season, October thru March. The player must register online at www.usahockey.com and pay the $45.00 registration fee. This covers the players insurance for the season if the player were to get injured and is also a great source for hockey information. The Bradford Youth Hockey Club asks for a $25.00 registration fee and a $5.00 per practice fee. The organization will assist in fitting the player into hockey equipment on a first come first serve basis. The organization asks for a $50.00 deposit on equipment. House practices are typically Mondays and Thursdays 6-7pm and Saturday mornings TBA.

SQUIRT TRAVEL TEAM

The Bradford Travel Squirt Team is for players with a birth year of 2004-2005. A player may join the team at any skill level they may be at as long as the birth year falls within the 04-05 time frame. The ice is shared with both the peewee and bantam travel teams with every third day of practice given a full sheet of ice. As a travel team players will be traveling to the surrounding areas within a 2 hr radius. A typical schedule is around 20-25 games with a couple of tournaments. All games are played on either Saturday or Sunday. Players are permitted to join at any point throughout the season, October thru March permitting roster space available. Players must register online at www.usahockey.com and pay the $45.00 registration fee. The organization will assist in fitting the player into hockey equipment on a first come first serve basis. The organization asks for a $50.00 deposit on equipment. Practices are typically Mondays and Thursdays between 7-8pm or 8-9pm.

PEEWEE TRAVEL TEAM

The Bradford Travel Peewee Team is for players with a birth year of 2003-2004. A player may join the team at any skill level they may be at as long as the birth year falls within the 03-04 time frame. The ice is shared with both the squirt and bantam travel teams with every third day of practice given a full sheet of ice. As a travel team players will be traveling to the surrounding areas within a 2 hr radius. A typical schedule is around 20-25 games with a couple of tournaments. All games are played on either Saturday or Sunday. Players are permitted to join at any point throughout the season, October thru March permitting roster space available. Players must register online at www.usahockey.com and pay the $45.00 registration fee. The organization will assist in fitting the player into hockey equipment on a first come first serve basis. The organization asks for a $50.00 deposit on equipment. Practices are typically Mondays and Thursdays between 7-8pm or 8-9pm.

BANTAM TRAVEL TEAM

The Bradford  Travel Bantam Team is for players with a birth year of 2001-2002. A player may join the team at any skill level they may be at as long as the birth year falls within the 01-02 time frame. The ice is shared with both the squirt and peewee travel teams with every third day of practice given a full sheet of ice. As a travel team players will be traveling to the surrounding areas within a 2 hr radius. A typical schedule is around 20-25 games with a couple of tournaments. All games are played on either Saturday or Sunday. Players are permitted to join at any point throughout the season, October thru March permitting roster space available. Players must register online at www.usahockey.com and pay the $45.00 registration fee. The organization will assist in fitting the player into hockey equipment on a first come first serve basis. The organization asks for a $25.00 deposit on equipment. Practices are typically Mondays and Thursdays between 7-8pm or 8-9pm.

MIDGET TRAVEL TEAM

NEW THIS YEAR!  The Bradford  Travel Midget Team is for players with a birth year of 1999-2000. A player may join the team at any skill level they may be at as long as the birth year falls within the 99-00 time frame.  As a travel team players will be traveling to the surrounding areas within a 2 hr radius. A typical schedule is around 20-25 games with a couple of tournaments. All games are played on either Saturday or Sunday. Players are permitted to join at any point throughout the season, October thru March permitting roster space available. Players must register online at www.usahockey.com and pay the $45.00 registration fee. The organization will assist in fitting the player into hockey equipment on a first come first serve basis. The organization asks for a $25.00 deposit on equipment.