WELCOME SQUIRTS AND 10U!

If you didn't know already, the difference between squirt and 10U is that the squirt level is for co-ed play while the 10U level is for girls only.  Girls are able to select which level they would like to participate in during registration but are required to play at the level that they tryout in.  If you are unsure which to choose, feel free to contact our Hockey Director, Jason Gregoire, who leads the Travel Teams at hd@westfargohockey.com

SQUIRT/10U LEVEL BORN ON OR AFTER BORN ON OR BEFORE
Date of Birth 06/01/2011 05/31/2013

TRAVEL - SQUIRT AND 10U

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • USA Hockey begins classification play at the Squirt and 10U levels to ensure each player is participating at the appropriate level of competition for their skills.   Squirt Levels that are often used are Squirt A, Squirt B1, and Squirt B in North Dakota, while Minnesota and other areas may use Squirt A, Squirt B, and Squirt C which equate to our A, B1 and B.  10U levels often used are 10UA and 10UB with similar competition across states. 
  • Skaters should have three 45-60 minute practices and up to 4-5 games (individual or tournament) per week.     
  • Focus continues on skill development along with improving skating, passing, shooting, positional play and tactical preparation.  Begin official game play with USA Hockey officials and rule application. 
  • Coached by parent coaches led by the Hockey Director. 
  • Teams will wear assigned home and away uniforms and be matching socks for both home and away games.  Skaters will also be given practice jerseys to use but goalies can come in their own jerseys.   All jerseys given to all players must be returned at the end of the season. 
  • Each team has team manager who helps with the off-ice activities such as photo distribution, team parties, etc.  This individual will fulfill their season requirement of 10 dibs (volunteer units) upon successful completion of this role. 
  • Each team also has a team scheduler who helps validate game schedules, referee schedules, track scoresheets, etc.  This individual will also fulfill their season requirement of 10 dibs (volunteer units) upon successful completion of this role. 
  • Parents/guardians are required to perform off-ice duties on a regular rotation for their team's home games. 
  • Travel teams will have a total of 3 tournaments each season. 
  • Players will also participate in In-House games on Sundays during the first half of the season along with the In-House only program.   
  • Players on the travel teams cannot participate as well in the Rec League. 
  • Evaluations of each player will occur within the first month of in-house and they will be placed on teams with like skills. 
  • Goalies become more distinct as they will wear appropriate gear and play in-net for one or more periods per game. 
  • Players who commit to playing goaltender at this level will receive a 50% reimbursement on regular registration after 12/31 when they agree to the position.

KEY DATES

July 1        Registration Opens
July 15     Last Day of  Early Bird Discount
Aug 9        Late Registration Fee Starts
Aug 15     Registration Closes at Midnight
TBD           Level Parent Meetings
Dec 21- 25   Holiday Break
*Dates subject to change. 

More information about Key Dates can always be found here on our website: https://www.westfargohockey.com/keydates .

COST OF HOCKEY SQUIRT AND 10U (travel)
 

Item Cost
USA Hockey Membership $61
NDAHA Membership $15
Early Bird Registration (7/1-7/15) $575
Regular Registration (7/16-8/8) $675
Late Registration (8/9-8/15) $775
Jersey & Socks* $0

*Game jerseys and socks (home and away) along with practice jerseys will be provided by WFHA for player's use.


IN-HOUSE ONLY - SQUIRT & 10U

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • WFHA believes that it's important to have exposure to game play without having to travel so we have created an in-house only league that allows players to play with the travel teams but does not require them to travel out of town.  

  • Focus continues on skill development along with improving skating, passing, shooting, positional play and tactical preparation.  Begin official game play with USA Hockey officials and rule application. 
  • Coached by parent coaches led by the Hockey Director. 
  • Teams will wear assigned jerseys but players will be required to bring their own socks. 
  • In-House will be apart of Rec League this year.  Those signed up for Squirt/10U In-House will be automatically involved with Rec League.

  • Rec League only kids will be those that are older than Squirt/10U or those in that age group, but don’t want the practices, etc.

  • SQ/10U In-House/Rec League: will practice one time per week on Wednesdays for November/December and play in the in-house games those months as well.  Once Rec League starts, they will also play in that.  They will play in the end of the season in-house jamboree which is 3/3-3/5.  January and February, there will be no SQ/10U In house games, only Rec League.

KEY DATES

July 1        Registration Opens
Oct 18     Registration Closes at Midnight
Oct 24     First Week of Practice/Games

*Dates subject to change. 

COST OF SQUIRT/10U IN-HOUSE ONLY

Item Cost
USA Hockey Membership $61
NDAHA Membership $15
Registration $250
Jersey & Socks** $0

**Jerseys will be provided for all players to use that are participating in the Squirt/10U In-House program.  Players must provide their own socks.