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NFHL 16U/18U Program
Months of Program:
October to March
Birth Years for 2017 - 2018 Season:
1999 - 2000 (18U) and 2001 - 2002 (16U)
2017 - 2018 Season Cost:
$500 (if applicable, tournaments and round robin games are not included) Jersey and sock purchase are optional and add an additional $60.
Ice Time Per Week (on average):
1-2 (60 min.) practices. Practices are normally on the weeknights, but some weekend practice will be scheduled where possible.
The 16U/18U players are normally driven to out of the area travel teams, if they want to continue to play competitively. In the south, opportunities for House Select tournaments are extremely scarce at the 16U/18U levels. Additionally, the Pensacola program normally loses a lot of players due to other priorities.
Practices are held at the Pensacola Bay Center. Between mid October and March, and most weeks the players will have two scheduled practices. 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 drop to about six players in the 16U and 18U division. These players will continue to develop as they mature. The players should be proficient skaters, with full knowledge of game play. Coaches will focus on more advanced skills regarding skating and stick-handling.