We are dedicated in improving and enhancing the quality of ice hockey in West Michigan. We will do this by developing hockey skills, encouraging sportsmanship between players, and instilling a true enjoyment in the sport of hockey.
Your players age classification is determined by their birth year. The age classifications for the 2015/16 hockey season are as follows:
6U Cross Ice
We also offer Learn-to-Skate (LTS), Learn-to-Play (LTP), and recreational hockey programs open to players under 14 years old.
Are encouraged to play at all age levels. Rams Hockey does not currently have any teams that are girls only. The girls and boys play together.
House hockey (B) is generally the starting point for most players. All players in the age group are welcome to play together, there are not tryouts for house hockey because this is intended to be more of a developmental league. Each player is given the same opportunity to develop hockey skills. Rams Hockeys holds evaluation skates at the start of the season to asses each players abilities and they are placed on a team by the hockey director. The goal of the evaluation skate is to make the teams in the age group as even as possible.
Travel hockey (A) (AA) is for the more skilled hockey players. Teams hold tryouts in the spring and the best players at the tryouts make the hockey team. The time commitment, costs, and travel are greater with travel hockey.
All players are required to have the following equipment:
Rams Hockey gives you the opportunity each year to order new jerseys and socks for each player Squirt and older age levels. The cost is $150.00 per player for the custom socks and jerseys. The jerseys can be used for 2 years. The cost of jerseys are added to the costs listed below.
Mites will be given a jersey at no additional cost, but will need to provide their own hockey socks.
RHA provides goalie leg pads, goalie chest protector, and goalie stick for younger players looking to try the position. Everyone is encouraged at Mite and Squirt to play at least one game in goal.
We are mindful of the expense of playing hockey. We include many of what other associations call "extras" in our season costs. Two tournaments are included in our season costs.
|6U Cross Ice||birth year '12 & '13||TBD|
|8U Mites||birth year '10 & '11||TBD|
|10U Squirt||birth year '08 & '09||TBD|
|12U PeeWee||birth year '06 & '07||TBD|
|14U Bantam||birth year '04 & '05||TBD|
House Payment Schedule: $300 deposit due after registration, then 50% by October 15 and 50% by Dec 1