What is house hockey?

House/Recreational Hockey is a developmental weekend based hockey program for players ages 5-18. The purpose of House/Rec Hockey is to provide players with a fun, competitive experience where players can develop their game and advance to the next levels if they choose.

What is a house league in hockey?

House leagues are similar to rec leagues in other sports. It gives your child the opportunity to participate at an entry level to the sport. It is considered an important stepping-stone for those who would like to play at a higher level in the sport. Mahwah offers two seasons of House League Hockey.

What is a house league?

House league involves a range of skills and levels of play with no tryouts. Teams in a community league are typically less intense and more balanced for more fair play.

What is the highest level of hockey?

USA Hockey designates four skill levels:

  • Tier 1: The highest level of competition, also called “AAA”, following the Canadian system.
  • Tier 2: also called “AA” or “A”.
  • Tier 3: may also be called “A”, the lowest level of competitive hockey.
  • Recreational/Developmental: Includes house league and select.
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Is travel hockey worth the money?

Travel hockey is an option for those looking for more competition than they get from a local recreational league team. … However, there’s much more to consider with travel hockey than a players’ skill level. Travel hockey is worth it, for those up to the physical demands, those who can commit to the rigorous schedule.

What does AAA hockey mean?

AAA hockey is elite, high level hockey. Most accept the notion that AAA programs either have no geographic boundaries or have geographic boundaries that enable them to recruit or attract the best players from a large pool of players and a large number of less competitive (Tier 2 or AA) organizations.

What is a house team in sports?

n. A league, chiefly in youth sports, in which teams play only others in the same league and do not travel outside a limited area for competitions.

What are the hockey levels in Canada?

In Canada, minor hockey levels and associated ages are:

  • Initiation – ages 5 & 6.
  • Novice – ages 7 & 8.
  • Atom – ages 9 & 10.
  • Pee Wee – ages 11 & 12.
  • Bantam – ages 13 & 14.
  • Midget – ages 15-17.
  • Junior / Juvenile – ages 18 & 19.

What is a select hockey team?

The Select Hockey Program is an advanced house program that is used to develop house hockey players for the travel program. It is under the jurisdiction of the house program and as such is under the control of the Division Director and VP of House.

What are Rep sports?

Rep sports are not supposed to be year-round sports, the term rep means they are teams to represent their communities to compete with teams in other communities to permit players of like skill, whether it be A, AA, AAA level.

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What is U12 hockey?

11 years old and under. Under-12 (U12) Peewee. 12 years old and under. Under-13 (U13)

What league is before NHL?

In the top two minor leagues, the American Hockey League and the ECHL, teams act as a development farm system for the major league and the players are represented by the Professional Hockey Players’ Association.

What does AE mean in hockey?

AE (Alternate/Additional Entry) hockey (not available in all associations) is a higher-calibre level of play for players who show strong skill and promise.

What age should my child start hockey?

Children can begin to play organized hockey once they turn five years old. It is common to have your children on ice skates a few years prior to turning five, however. Children’s hockey is organized by age group, so players who are within one year of one another will play on teams together.

What age is travel hockey?

Once you child has participated on a house team after a year or more, he or she may have the opportunity to play travel hockey. Many programs begin travel hockey at mite level (ages 7-8). Travel hockey in the United States is commonly referred to as Tier 2, A, or AA Hockey.