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12U

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Program Name: NFHL 12U Program

Months of  Program:   October to March

Birth Years for 2017 - 2018 Season:  2005 and 2006

2017 - 2018 Season Cost:   $560 for the house program, $1200 for the travel program (tournaments, round robin games, and travel team playoff games are not included)

Ice Time Per Week (on average):  1-2  (60 min.) practices, two optional tournaments (Jan and March), and additional optional round-robin games for the house program. Practices are normally on the weeknights, but some weekend practices will be scheduled where possible.  

Description:  Players on the 12U house team will be entered into two tournaments when possible. We normally play in the Freedom Tournament (in Huntsville, AL) in mid January and the Country and Western Tournament (in Nashville, TN). Each tournament typically allows the players to play in four competitive games. These tournaments are optional and are not included in the season cost.
 
Players who tried out for and made the travel team will participate in the Southern Youth Travel Hockey League (http://sythl.goalline.ca/) in the A2 (also known as B) league. Travel teams play 5-6 weekends of 4 games per weekend. Should they make it to the playoffs, there will be an additional charge as playoff ice time is not included in the regular travel cost.
 
Travel and House practices are held at the Pensacola Bay Center between mid October and March, and most weeks the players will have two scheduled practices for each team. However, we are subject to ice availability and the Bay Center schedule, so there may be weeks without any practices. Most of our practices will be split with other divisions. Our practices consist of skills and drills, with scrimmages pieced in when appropriate.
 
Teams normally consist of between 12 and 15 skaters, plus a goalie.  Players entering the 12U level are expected to be proficient skaters and have a basic knowledge of team play. Players should be moderately skilled at basic breakout plays and defensive coverage. They should also possess good individual puck control, shooting and passing skills. Players need to start keeping their head up and may start to see more physical play as they gear up to move into full contact play at the next level. At this level, off-ice conditioning is to be introduced and encouraged.