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Program Recommendations / Age Classifications
(For 2020-21 Season)

Skill Level Program Recommendation
Just Starting Hockey Has Basic Hockey Skills Has Advanced Hockey Skills
Birth Year Age on 12/31/20
2016 4 DoodleBugs Beginners DoodleBugs Beginners DoodleBugs Beginners
2015 5 DoodleBugs Beginners DoodleBugs Beginners DoodleBugs Intermediate
2014 6 DoodleBugs Beginners DoodleBugs Intermediate 8U Blue (Mite)
2013 7 DoodleBugs Beginners 8U White & Blue (Mites)

8U Red (Mite)

2012 8 DoodleBugs Beginners
2011 9 House - Overage Beginners House - 10U (Squirt)

Travel - 9U (Squirt Minor)

House - 10U Red

2010 10 House - Overage Beginners House - 10U (Squirt)

Travel - 10U (Squirt Major)

House - 10U Red

2009 11 House - Overage Beginners House - 12U (PeeWee)

Travel - 11U (PeeWee Minor)

House - 12U Red

2008 12 House - Overage Beginners House - 12U (PeeWee)

Travel - 12U (PeeWee Major)

House - 12U Red

2007 13 House - Overage Beginners House - 14U (Bantam) Travel - 13U (Bantam Minor)
2006 14 House - Overage Beginners House - 14U (Bantam) Travel - 14U (Bantam Major)

2005

2004

15, 16

House - Overage Beginners

House - 18U (Midget)

Travel - 15

Travel - 16U (Midget Minor)

2003

2002

 

17, 18   Travel - 18U (Midget Major)

The preceding chart should be considered a guideline to help you place your player in the correct program.  It is the goal of Perinton Youth Hockey to place players on teams of similar skill levels.  Optimum player development occurs when similar players are practicing and playing together.

Each individual PYH program places players according to their skill level.  In the Travel Program teams are categorized as Tier I or AAA, Tier II or AA.  These teams represent a progression of skills from highest to lowest respectively.

In the House program, teams are categorized as Red, White or Blue.  Tryouts are held for the Red teams.  For White and Blue teams, registration typically opens in late April/early May.  Players are evaluated in September through a series of drills and then selected by coaches of the appropriate White/Blue team.