Announcement

2018-19 Rep Evaluation and Rate Skate Dates

Posted by Spokane Youth Hockey on Mar 12 2018 at 12:42PM PDT
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Hi Spokane Jr. Chiefs Families!

We’re excited to announce our 2018-2019 Rep Division Evaluation Schedule and House Division Rate Skate/Select Team Evaluations.

Rep Division Information. 14U and 16U. For the 2018-19 season, our 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 teams will be our Tier 2 National Bound teams. Both teams will hold two evaluation dates, one in April and one in July. During the first round of evaluations (April 20th – 22nd), we will place 8-10 players on both the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 teams, with the remaining spots filled at the July evaluation.

Registration for the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 team evaluations will open on April 3rd at www.spokaneyouthhockey.com.

Coaching applications for these two teams will open March 12th (also on our website) and close on March 23rd. The 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 head coaches will be announced on or before April 3rd. 16U-A1 and 14U-A1 season financial information will be available at registration.

During the second round of evaluations (July 30th – August 1st) we will complete the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 rosters, as well as form our 14U-A2 and 16U-A2 teams from that evaluation. Please note: Players will only pay one evaluation fee to attend one or both evaluations.

Here are some of the benefits of our slightly new format:

-Players will have multiple evaluation opportunities to showcase their skills for these top teams.
-Players that might be unavailable for one of our evaluations will have an additional opportunity to be evaluated at the second or alternative date.
-Players will be able to skate with their coach in the summer months.
-Coaches are selected earlier, giving players and families more direction.
-Coaches will be able to complete early registrations for desired tournaments.
-Parents will be able to set up longer payment schedules, reducing the monthly financial obligation by paying over the summer months.

Save the Date! Spokane Youth Hockey will host a 14U | 16U Training Camp the week before the July evaluations (July 23rd – 26th) with some special guests, including body contact and battling specialist, James Mercure.

Rep Division Information – 12U and 10U. Evaluations for the 10U and 12U Rep Division teams will be August 13th – 15th. For the 2018-19 season, we will have the same team compositions as this season, with 2 teams at 12U (12U-A1 and 12U-A2) and 3 teams at 10U (10U-A1 and 2 – 10U-A2 teams). Our 10 | 12U Boot Camp will be August 6th – 9th. This is a great opportunity to get on the ice with the coaches the week before tryouts!

Registration for 10U and 12U rep teams evaluations will open on June 4th at www.spokaneyouthhockey.com. Season financial information will be available at registration.

Head coaching applications for 10U-A2, 10U-A1, 12U-A2, 12U-A1, 14U-A2 and 16U-A2 will also open March 12th on our website, and will close on May 1st. Head coaches for these teams will be announced on or before May 31st.

House Division Information. This year, in addition to our regular House Division teams, we will also field House Select teams at the 12U, 14U, and 18U divisions. Evaluations will be September 15th-16th. To play on a House Select team, you MUST be registered for our House program (the Select program will be an additional piece to our House teams).

Our House Division Rate Skate will be October 6-7, 2018 at Eagles Ice Arena.

Registration for our House Division programs (with payment plan options) will open on June, 4, 2018 – the earlier you register, the longer you have to make payments! House/Select Coaching Applications will open on or before June 4, 2018 at www.spokaneyouthhockey.com.

Thanks for a great 2017-18 … We’re already looking forward to next season! Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Go Jr. Chiefs!

Neil Runbeck, Director of Hockey Operations
Spokane Youth Hockey Association