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Mite Aged Development Programs

By Tom Gullen, 11/28/18, 8:45AM CST


MMDP, House Plus, and Pond Clinic Information

We are pleased to offer these programs for our Minor Mite and Mite hockey players:

Minor Mite & Mite House League Pond Hockey Clinic

  • For Minor Mite & Mite House League players who would like additional ice time to focus on core skills; skating, puck control, and shooting in a fun environment.
  • 30 minutes instruction/30 minutes small area games at Watts Ice Center in Glencoe.
  • Mondays, December 10th-February 25th : 5:30-6:30pm (10 sessions) no clinics over the Holiday break Dec. 24th & 31st
  • Outstanding instruction provided by the WHC Coaching staff Skills Instructors
  • Low fee of $195

House Plus and Minor Mite Development Program Information

The Jr. Warriors Hockey Club will once again organize developmental travel hockey teams for our Minor Mite and Mite aged House Hockey player. Our plan is to form one or two teams at both levels depending on interest. We have asked each House League Coach to identify those players who would benefit from a more competitive environment. Both the MMDP and House Plus programs will receive weekly professional instruction by Ultimate Hockey Group focusing on dynamic skating, puck control, and shooting.

The purpose of both programs is threefold:

  • To expose both children and families to travel hockey in a modified, local environment.
  • To improve the core skills of all the participants through both skill development, practice and game competition.
  • To supplement the House League program for those children who would benefit from increased competition.

 House Plus: is for Mite aged children born in 2010 or 2011. Our House Plus Teams will play eight full-ice games with neighbouring programs (Northbrook, Wilmette, Skokie etc.). Practices will begin in December and games will begin after the New Year and conclude by early March. Regular Practices will be held on Thursday  evenings at Watts 6:45pm weather permitting. Games will be held primarily Fri-Sun with the goal of avoiding conflicts with House League.

 MMDP: is for children born in 2012 or those 2013’s with approval from our Hockey Director DJ LaVarre. Our MMDP Teams will play six full-ice games with neighboring programs. Practices will begin in December and games will begin after the New Year and conclude by early March. Practices will be held on Thursday nights 5:30pm at Watts weather permitting.

Both levels will focus on a curriculum of station-based training utilizing the American Development Model (ADM). Practices are an important component of this program so that each child develops and practices are mandatory.

 Tryout/Evaluations: We will conduct player evaluations/tryouts for both levels on Monday, December 3rd at the Winnetka Ice Arena as follows:

 MMDP: 5:25-6:05pm

 House Plus: 6:05-6:50pm

 The season fee is $575. All players must register for the program prior to the evaluations.

 Please Note: The rosters will be limited to no more than 15 skaters per team. As a result, not every child is guaranteed to make a team. We are also planning a Monday evening developmental Clinic for those House League skaters that desire more ice time and instruction.

 Goaltenders: We need goaltenders for all teams. Any child who commits to being a full-time goaltender will play for free! We will also arrange at least two goalie clinics with our Goalie Instructor Stu Gould.

 For questions on either House Plus or MMDP, please contact Tom at the Hockey Office at 847-446-9004 or

Free Tune-Up Clinics for MMDP & House Plus Participants

We will offer a free clinic for any child trying out for MMDP on Sat, 11/24, and Sun, 11/25 for House Plus. All at NSIA Studio.

Times are:

MMDP:  Saturday

A-L: 9:30-10:30a

M-Z: 10:45-11:45a

House Plus: Sunday

A-L: 12:00-1:00p

M-z: 1:15-2:15p

to register click here