FAQ for Try – Outs 2019
Q: How do I know what level my player will be going in at for the 2019 hockey season. (Spring 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019-2020)
A: Here is a *breakdown list of birth year and what level your child should be signing up for –
- 2013 – Mites (8U)
- 2012 – Mites (8U)
- 2011 – Mites (8U)
- 2010 – Squirts (10U)
- 2009 – Squirts (10U)
- 2008 – Peewee (12U)
- 2007 – Peewee (12U)
- 2006 – Bantam (14U)
- 2005 – Bantam (14U)
- 2004 – Midget (16U)
- 2003 – Midget (16U)
- 2002 – Midget (18U)
- 2001 – Midget (18U)
*Taken from the USAhockey website here: USA hockey player age classification chart 19-20 season
This includes any player entering the spring hockey season in 2019. For example, if your 2010 birth year child is a Mite for the current ’18-’19 season, and you’re wondering what level Predators to sign up for, he/she would be at the Squirt level.
Q: What is the best way to prepare my player for the big “Mite to Squirt, half ice to full ice” jump?”
A: The best way to prepare your player aside from Protec provided clinics and practices would be to sign up for our Spring Predators program. This is the best way to introduce your player to the big jump from half ice to full ice and all the new rules that come with it such as off-sides and stricter rules on penalties. It is also a great way to condition your player to get used to skating full ice shifts in a more relaxed setting.
Q: How can I prepare my Peewee for Bantams and the new level of physical contact (checking)?
A: Protec provides excellent checking clinics through the Protec U program, which are highly recommended. Be on the lookout for those as they are incredibly helpful. Also, our Spring Predator program is an excellent way to introduce your player to the physical challenges of checking at the Bantam level.
Q: What do the Protec Ducks offer travel players?
2 practices a week totaling 2 hours and 30 minutes
One hour skills sessions every 2-3 weeks free with tuition
2 away tournaments, 1 home tournament
A free week of summer camp ($575 value)
A team summer practice
Professional coaching staff
Weekly goalie training with professional goalie coach
Discounted rink programs, Protec U clinics, and camps
Q: How many kids are on a team?
A: The Protec Ducks work to maximize the potential of all players so we place the right number of players on a team. Placing too many kids on a team is profitable and may be done by others, but it isn’t right. The Ducks have a maximum roster size for each level and will not go over that limit.
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