The Mite Development Program (MDP) is Rodman Arena's introductory hockey league for novice players. It is NOT a learn to play program (please see our Learn to Play program for that).
This program develops players ages 5-8. We teach fundamental hockey skills and game awareness. Games are half-ice games played on our Olympic sized ice surface with hard dividers. These are not cross-ice games; they are real games with refs, a scorekeeper and coaches on the bench not on the ice. The 4v4 format with goalies provides non-stop action, lots of touches and plenty of goal scoring. The MDP follows the guidelines established by USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM).
The fall program puts players in two skills sessions and one game per week while our spring program features one skills session and one game per week.
|TUESDAY SKILLS 5PM||THURSDAY SKILLS 6PM||SUNDAY GAMES 9AM||COST||SIGN UP|
|September 24th - February 25th
No 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31, 12/18
|September 26th - February 27th
No 11/28, 12/26, 2/20
|September 29th - February 23rd
*1/19 Outdoors @ Patriot Place (9:55a)
No 10/13, 10/27, 12/1, 2/9
|THURSDAY SKILLS 6PM||SUNDAY GAMES 8AM / 9AM||COST||SIGN UP|
|March 12th - June 11th
|March 15th - June 14th
8AM Games: 5/10, 5/17, 6/14
9AM Games: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/19, 5/3, 5/31, 6/7