Welcome to the 2017-2018 Mite Jam Season.
The WNYAHL is excited to start a new season and see the growth of the players.
The WNYAHL Mite Jam League is open to teams whose registering club is a member of the WNYAHL and in good standing. All USA Hockey registered participants in their programs that are birth and citizenship verified are able to participate in the Jam League following the ADM model.
The league is restricted to players that are 7 and 8 years of age. Players 6 and younger are not part of the Mite Jam league as their development should be restricted to in house participation as recommended by the ADM program. Organizations participating in the league may not offer 6u play concurrently with the Mite Jam league.
The age appropriate standard playing surface at 8 and Under is cross ice or half ice.
8 & Under Major Half Ice/Cross Ice Division
CROSS-ICE OFFICIATING GUIDE
One commonly asked question is where do the officials fit into the American Development Model, especially in the younger age groups where newer officials often gained valuable experience? The answer to that question is the officials can play an integral role and with the proper guidance are a part of the game that can grow and prosper within the ADM. This guide is designed to provide valuable information to both local officials’ groups and youth hockey organizations to best work together for a common goal – creating a positive environment for all participants to enjoy the game of hockey.