Midcoast Youth Hockey - Jr. Polar Bears

2024-2025 Midcoast Youth Hockey Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2024-2025 Midcoast Youth Hockey Registration!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa or MasterCard information available.

USA Hockey Requirement

Each Player must register first with USA Hockey and then return to this Registration Session to signup for the 2024-2025 Season.

 

  • Step 1:  CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number.
  • Step 2:  Return to this registration and proceed. Later in this registration session you will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.

2024-2025 Programs

Midcoast Youth Hockey Association follows the age classifications as determined by USA Hockey. Age is determined by the child’s age as of December 31, 2024.

 


LTPH (Learn to Play Hockey)


Entry level program Ages 4 and up (Born 2020 or earlier)

6U

Ages 5 & 6 (Born 2018 & 2019) that have completed a session

of LTPH or with coach evaluation of readiness

8U

Ages 6, 7 & 8 (Born 2016, 2017 & 2018) that have completed a

session of LTPH or with coach evaluation of readiness

10U

Ages 9 & 10 (Born 2014 & 2015)

12U

Ages 11 & 12 (Born 2012 & 2013)

14U Ages 13 & 14 (Born 2010 & 2011)
 


LTPH (Learn to Play Hockey) Program 

Your child's introduction to hockey! Skaters must be 4 years old or older by December 31st, 2024 (birth year: 2020 and older). 
 

Each session includes one on-ice practice/games per week (45-60 minutes on average). Practices will be held on weekends at Watson Arena at Bowdoin College.

 

Each session runs for 8 weeks beginning in early October. We intend to offer 3 sessions this season.

 

Full protective hockey equipment is required as sticks and pucks will be introduced towards the middle of the session. Jerseys issued to players will need to be returned to the club at the conclusion of the season. 

 

2024-2025 LTPH Fees will be $80 per 8-week session. Families may sign up for each session at a time or choose to sign up for all three sessions in advance for a discounted rate of $225. 

 

ADDITIONAL LTPH OPPORTUNITIES

LTPH RISING CUBS

  • Supplemental ice time opportunity for LTPH players with 2014-2016 birth years meant to accelerate development for players just starting out and heading to 8U and 10U next year  
  • Thanks to our sponsors, additional practices (when available) are offered at no added cost

LTPH PUFFINS

  • Supplemental opportunity for LTPH players demonstrating advanced preparation and skills
  • Additional practice and scrimmage opportunities with 6U teams
  • Allow advanced players further opportunities to grow while enabling developing players more focus time

Players become eligible for Puffins and Cubs as sessions progress. Parents will be reached out to individually as opportunities become available.

 

 

6U  

Our 6U program is for players ages 5 & 6 (birth years: 2018 & 2019) who have completed at least half a season of the LTPH program.  

 

Practices consist of fun, skills-oriented drills based on USA Hockey’s American Development Model and will be held at various local rinks in the area, including Watson Arena (Brunswick), Troubh Arena (Portland), Bates College, and more. 

 

6U will play half-ice games and will be assigned to permanent mixed ability teams for the season. Many practices will be on shared ice with another group. Jerseys issued to players will be personalized to them and theirs to keep as a commemorative keepsake. 

 

2024-2025 6U Fees will be $350.00

 

 

8U

Our 8U program is for players ages 6, 7 and 8 (birth years: 2016, 2017 & 2018) who have completed at least a year of the LTPH or 6U program. It is recommended that if your skater was a 6U last season, and meets the age requirement that they should be registered as an 8U this season. For questions, contact the Director of Developmental Programs

 

Practices consist of fun, skills-oriented drills based on USA Hockey’s American Development Model and will be held at various local rinks in the area, including Watson Arena (Brunswick), Troubh Arena (Portland), Bates College, and more. 

 

After initial practices, 8Us will have a scheduled game most weeks. These will include in house games, against other Midcoast 8U teams, as well as the opportunity to compete against similar teams from nearby hockey organizations when scheduling allows. 

 

8U will play half-ice games and they will be assigned to permanent mixed ability teams for the season. Participation in 8U includes at least one local tournament. Jerseys issued to players will be personalized to them and are theirs to keep as a commemorative keepsake.

 

2024-2025 8U Fees will be $550.00

 

 

8U TOURNEY TEAM

Optional, but highly recommended for those born in 2016 and moving up to the 10U level next season, the Tourney Team is an opportunity for additional ice time beyond the traditional 8U program.

 

Players with a 2016 birth year are invited to participate for an additional registration fee of $350. Select 2017s may be admitted if space allows. Additional ice times will typically be the 30-60 minutes immediately preceding or after a regularly scheduled 8U practice from January to March. Participation will include at least 3 local tournaments.

 

These 8U skaters will also begin to learn the rules and positioning applicable to the full-ice hockey game and applying them in scrimmages. Contact the Director of Developmental Programs if your skater is interested in this program. 

 

2024-2025 8U Tourney Team Fees will be $350 in addition to the standard 8U registration fee.

 

 

10U Tier 4
Birth years 2014 & 2015

 

At 10U, players begin a regular schedule with outside organizations as part of MEAHA, the Maine Amateur Hockey Association (our state association of USA Hockey). As part of a more advanced schedule, players participate in weeknight practices and off-ice conditioning (dryland training) as well as gain access to practices featuring coaches and players from local high schools, Bowdoin College, and the Maine Mariners!

 

In addition to our standard schedule, our 10U team gains an automatic entry into the Midcoast Showdown tournament toward the end of the season.

 

2024-2025 10U Tier 4 Fees will be $900

 

 

10U SELECT

As our program has grown, families have expressed an interest in additional skills development and opportunities for competition. In response to these requests, the 10U Select team is born.

 

Players are offered the opportunity to participate in the 10U Select team based on coaches evaluation. The program is designed for players who are seeking elevated competition comparable to a travel option. To that end, added fees for ice team and tournaments are required.

 

2024-2025 10U Select Fees are TBD and in addition to the standard 10U Tier 4 registration fee.

 

 

10U Growth & Development Team

As our program has grown we have seen players discovering hockey at all ages. To accommodate players who may have joined at age 8-9 and are seeking to continue to grow their skills, we have established our 10U Growth & Development program.

 

This level of 10U enables players who are new to hockey and/or are working on building their skills to do so in a safe environment and without the pressure of the jump to the 10U level to begin the season. As players are ready, they are offered opportunities to jump in with our MEAHA-rostered 10U teams.

 

2024-2025 10U Growth & Development Fees will be $800.00

 

 

12U Tier 4
Birth years 2012 & 2013

 

At 12U, players complete in a regular schedule with outside organizations as part of MEAHA, the Maine Amateur Hockey Association (our state association of USA Hockey). Players continue to build their skills as the level of competition advances.

 

As they begin to prepare for middle school-level play in the years ahead, players participate in weeknight practices and off-ice conditioning (dryland training) as well as gain access to practices featuring coaches and players from local high schools, Bowdoin College, and the Maine Mariners!

 

While the opportunities to compete become more frequent, our focus remains on building character and love for the game. In addition to our standard schedule, our 12U team has an automatic entry into the annual Midcoast Showdown tournament.

 

2024-2025 12U Tier 4 Fees will be $900.00

 

 

14U Travel
Birth years 2010 & 2011

 

In an effort to provide players with the opportunity to remain a Junior Polar Bear through middle school, we have established a 14U program that supports players of all skill levels. 

 

Thanks to the great response to our tryout and proactive outreach from families, we are excited to be offering both a 14U Travel and Tier 4 team next season. To inquire about additional space on our travel team, please contact our VP of House and Travel.

 

2024-2025 14U Travel Fees will be $1800.00

 

 

14U Tier 4
Birth years 2010 & 2011

 

The 14U Tier 4 team will have travel elements, including elevated practices and tournament opportunities. It will also serve as a preparation ground for first year 14U players looking to refine their skills and play travel-level hockey the following year.

 

Both teams will compete in MEAHA as well as tournaments with outside organizations.

 

2024-2025 14U Tier 4 Fees will be $1500.00

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Matt Bernier

Director of Developmental Programs