Protec Ducks Future Development Team


Give travel hockey a try without the pressure of a full travel schedule!

Our Future Development Team offers kids age 10 and under, with some skating/hockey experience, an opportunity to try travel hockey without the pressure of a full travel schedule!  For these young and ambitious players, competitive hockey is right around the corner!  Three evaluation sessions will be held during the spring/summer, so you can see if this program is the right fit for your son or daughter. Mite and new SQUIRT Program available now for 2019-2020 season! Evaluation dates listed below.

Created by Coach Craig Jennings & Coach Chrissy Carlberg in collaboration with Hockey Director Patrick Alvin

What started as a dream became a reality in October of 2018. We hoped DFD would become a success and it went above and beyond expectation, so much so that we created a Squirt level for 2019-2020!

The 2018-2019 DFD Mites played approximately 18 regular games, and participated in three home tournaments. Of those 18 games, we traveled for about half. Scores are not kept at the Mite level, but  the players let us know that they are proud to say our record was 14-4. (The players always know, don’t they?)

We encourage love for the sport, safety and development above all and are so proud of our DFD kids!

Season Length

October 2019-March 2020

Full Program Breakdown

  • Two practices per week!
  • Average of about 1 game per weekend.  This follows the USA Hockey recommendation of a 30 game season for Mites.
  • Games scheduled within a 30 mile radius.  No far drives!
  • Target Game Times: late mornings/ early afternoons.  Although scheduling is based on availability.
  • Team will participate in an End-of-Year tournament at Protec Ponds: Our annual Shamrock Showdown tournament in March 2019!
  • FREE Evaluations for our Ducks Future Development Team will be held three times throughout the spring/summer.
    • Evaluations will be kept fun for participants
    • Please arrive ready with hockey equipment
      • Hockey helmet with cage
      • Mouth Guard
      • Hockey gloves
      • Shin Guards
      • Jock Shorts/Cup
      • Elbow Pads
      • Chest Protector/Shoulder Pads
      • Hockey Stick
      • Hockey Skates

Player Price

Mites – $1595 (Includes jersey, socks, ice time, and one home tournament)

Brand New SQUIRT team – $1895

Register for your FREE evaluation today!  Evaluations are free of charge, but we would appreciate you preregistering beforehand.  You can do so by following the button below.  Must be 10 years of age or younger, with some hockey and skating experience to register.  ‘Day of’ registrations will be accepted as well.

FINAL Evaluation Dates:

Tuesday July 9th—Mites: 5:20pm-6:20pm &

Thursday July 11th –  Squirts 5:20pm – 6:20pm

For more information, please contact Coach Craig Jennings at or