The local USA Hockey program is for ages 5-18 and is organized by Winthrop Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) through the Winthrop Rink. The program is open to boys and girls of all abilities, and focuses on skating development, understanding of general rules and gameplay with an emphasis on fun. Practices will be held twice a week and scrimmages on scheduled Saturdays.
This season, we will be offering two season options for players - an 8-week season like last year and a 12-week season (or a 4-week extension following the 8-week season) for those that would like to continue to play after the initial season.
Dates: 8-Week Season - December 4th - February 9th
12-Week Season - December 4th - March 9th
Times*: Mon/Wed - 4:00-5:00pm - 5-8 year old boys and girls (Mite & Squirt)
5:15-6:45pm - 9-11 year old boys & girls and 12+ year old girls (PeeWee, Bantam)
Thurs - 5:15-6:30pm - 18U boys
*Depending on registration numbers, practice times for kids age may shift slightly within the 3:45-7:00pm time slot.
Cost**: 8-Week Season - Program Fee ($75) + Gear Rental ($50) = $125
12-Week Season - Program Fee ($110) + Gear Rental ($50) = $160
All participants must register for USA Hockey online, which costs $49 for ages 7 and older (fee is waived for ages 6 and younger).
**SCHOLARSHIPS - Please don't let financial considerations prevent participation. For scholarship information, please email Connor Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gear Pick Up Days: This year, we will be offering individual times for players to try on and pick up their gear. The days will be Nov. 12-14 and there will be 20 minute time slots for each kid and three coaches during each time slot to fit gear (so three kids can sign up per 20 minute time slot. Click the link to the right to reserve a time slot.
Scrimmages: Three Saturday morning scrimmage games will be scheduled against each other and/or out of town teams (Dates TBD)
- USA Hockey - all participants must FIRST register with USA Hockey online. Click "USA Hockey Registration" button to the right register. PLEASE NOTE - You will need the USA Hockey confirmation number from registering to complete WAHA registeration.
- WAHA - once you have registered your child through USA Hockey, choose either button to the right to register for WAHA online or to download the form and send in the mail.
Registration Deadline: November 14th - $20 late fee