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Program Level Descriptions

Learn To Play – This is an introductory program for children ages 4-6 that have little skating experience. These new players are instructed on skating fundamentals and introduced to the game of hockey with fun and engaging practices. Skaters are on the ice one session per week with nothing scheduled for holiday weekends.

  • Skaters ages 4-6 that are new to skating and hockey
  • On-ice sessions focus on skill development and fun small area games
  • Typically skate on Saturday mornings  starting  the first Saturday of November and concluding the last weekend in February

 

U6 Program – This is a program for players ages 6 and under that have some skating experience. Skaters are on the ice two times each week with one weeknight practice at the Verona Ice Arena and a game each weekend at an area rink. No games are scheduled for holiday weekends.

  • Skaters ages 6 and under with some experience
  • Typically one each week with a game on Sundays at an area rink against local associations using a 3v3 format with no goaltenders 
  • Season begins first week of October and concludes last weekend in February.

 

U8 Program (also known as Red, White, and Blue Level Hockey) – This program is for skaters ages 8 and under. There are three levels (Red, White, and Blue) within the program allowing for us to provide an appropriate skill-level experience for all skaters. Skaters are on the ice three times per week with two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and a half-ice game each weekend at a local rink.

  • Skaters ages 7-8 with little experience to several years of experience being placed on an appropriate team.
  • Practices are typically twice per week with half ice games and goaltenders being played at local rinks on Sundays.
  • Season begins the first week in October and concludes the last weekend in February.

 

Squirt – This level is generally for skaters ages 9-10 that have successfully completed the U8 Program and have qualified for participation at the Squirt level. Tryouts are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 9-10 (2008 and 2009 birth years)
  • Practices begin the first week of October and due to the projection of three teams at this level, there will be a rotating three day practice schedule.
  • Season runs through the first week in March

 

Pee Wee – This level is generally for skaters ages 11-12 that have successfully completed the Squirt program and have qualified for participation at the Pee Wee level. Tryouts are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 11-12 (2006 and 2007 birth years)
  • Practices begin the first week of October and due to the projection of 3 teams at this level, there will be a rotating 3 day practice schedule. 
  • Season runs through the first week in March

 

Bantam – This level is for skaters ages 13-14 that have successfully completed the Pee Wee program and have qualified for the Bantam level. Tryouts are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 13-14 (2004 and 2005 birth years)
  • Season begins the first week of October
  • Season runs through the first week in March

 

U14 Girls  This level is for girl skaters ages 13-14 that have successfully completed the Pee Wee program. Tryouts are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 13-14 (2004 and 2005 birth years)
  • Season begins the first week of October 
  • Season runs through the first week in March

 

Midget 18U – This level is for skaters registered and attending a registered high school or an approved Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction home study program, 18 years of age and under on the first day of the school year, not on a WIAA High School roster, and who have successfully completed the Bantam Program.  Tryouts are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 14-18 (2003 and older birth years)
  • Season begins in October with two weekly practices
  • Season runs through the first week in March

 

Practice times may fluctuate due to the availability of ice time and scheduling conflicts that occur from time to time.  The Verona Wildcats Youth Hockey Association Board of Directors reserves the right to schedule ice times as it deems necessary to meet the demands of our growing club.