The NOHC Mitey Mite program is the first stage in a player’s club hockey career. Unlike most other
sports, hockey is a “club” sport and a player won’t compete for his/her community until high school.
NOHC is a private, not-for-profit organization made-up of players from all over Cleveland’s Western suburbs.
The levels of club hockey are Mite ADM (8 and under), Squirt (9-10), Peewee (11-12), and Bantam
(13-14). Hockey is a birth year based sport – every other year, a player born in December 2009 will
not be at the same level as a player born in January 2010.
The Mitey Mite program is made-up of players who want to Learn to Play and will focus heavily on skating and development of basic hockey skills.
This program runs on Sunday mornings from October through February.
We offer free sessions during October only. Our first session will be on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 11:45am.
To register simply click this link, register and then come to North Olmsted Recreation Center with your child on Sunday, October 7, try to get there early as you have to get them ready to take the ice!
If they have a bike helmet or something similar please bring to first session. The NOHC does have equipment for rent or to purchase for the season. These are great starter kits if your child seems to take a liking to the great sport of ice hockey. We introduce equipment starting in November.
At the end of the February sessions, typically the players will appear ready for “game-action” and advance to participate in our Mite ADM program the following season. Those who feel they aren't quite ready can stay in the Mitey Mite program.
This year we will include approximately three (3) Game Days! These days the kids will be divided up into equal teams and play cross ice games with on ice instructions from the coaches.
This is the level you want to start your child if they know how to skate, but have not played hockey. Learn to Skate programs are highly recommended prior to registering for Mitey MItes. Learn to Skate programs can be found here.
Should you have any questions feel free to reach out to our NOHC Hockey Director, Jim Free (JMF1068@wowway.com) or Mite Director, Steve Seymour (SRSeymour@nohc.net).
Here is a great guide for Parents as your child starts on their hockey journey
And Remember- “A Child on Ice, Is Seldom in Hot Water!”