2017-18 Bantam A Tournament Bound– High School Friendly Wrap Program

Updated Friday April 28, 2017 by AYHA.

AYHA recognizes that many of our 14 year old members will likely participate in High School hockey and require age appropriate development at the Bantam level. The Bantam A team will be AYHA’s State Tournament Bound team and create a schedule that accommodates High School hockey and a fall sports schedule.  Heavier practice and game play on AYHA’s team will occur prior to and after the high school season with a light amount of practice/game commitment during the high school season.

Tentative schedule

Mid August at the GFCC

  • Tryouts at  the GFCC

Late Aug – October 15th

  • 1-2 practices per week
  • Mostly away games scheduled
  • Limited home games at the GFCC

October 15th – HS Season Start

  • 2 practices per week
  • Home games at GF Recreation Center
  • Home tournament Veteran’s Day Weekend

HS Season Start - Jan

  • 1 practice per week
  • Light game schedule – structured around the HS hockey schedules

Feb – Mar

  • 2 practices per week
  • Players expected to attend all functions after conclusion of HS season
  • Games on weekends to prepare for sectionals/states

Practices and games as outlined above are not a guarantee.  The target will be 40-45 games for this team.

Tournaments in addition to Sectionals and States may include:

  • September - Away
  • October - Away
  • March– Away

Bantam tryouts will take place in mid-August at the GFCC to select both the A & B teams.  The A team will begin practice in late august after the tryouts.  The B team will begin practice in mid-September and will follow a traditional winter travel schedule.

Questions? Please contact boystraveldirector@adkhockey.com