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Oakland Bears In-House Hockey

Winter 2020 Practices Begin January 4th or 8th!

Winter 2020 Games Begin January 5th! 

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

Please visit the Oakland Bears website for schedule and any changes.

Cub Hockey

Players in this program skate with our 6U & 8U kids during a Saturday practice. It is meant for those that have taken Hockey 123 a few sessions, but are not quite ready for 6U & 8U hockey. This program should be taken in conjunction with Hockey 123. They do not participate in Sunday games. No other discounts. 

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

COST (One practice): $410

6U (Birth Year 2013 - 2014)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday as 8U. Practice groups will be organized based on age and skill. Teams will be formulated by age for intra-squad games on Sunday morning. All games will be a cross-ice setup.

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

COST (One practice/week): $535 Early Bird; $635 After December 31st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After December 31st

8U (Birth Year 2011 - 2012)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday as 6U. Practice groups will be organized based on age and skill. Teams will be formulated by age for intra-squad games on Sunday morning. All games will be a cross-ice setup.

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

COST (One practice/week): $535 Early Bird; $635 After December 31st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After December 31st

10U (Birth Year 2009 & 2010)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface as 12U, 14U & 16U/18U groups on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.Practice groups will be organized based on age and skillset. Teams will be formulated by age for intra-squad games on Sunday morning. All games will be a half-ice setup.

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

COST (One practice/week): $535 Early Bird; $635 After December 31st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After December 31st

12U (Birth Year 2007 & 2008)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface as 10U, 14U & 16U/18U groups on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.Practice groups will be organized based on age and skillset. Teams will be formulated by age for intra-squad games on Sunday morning. All games will be a half-ice setup.

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

COST (One practice/week): $535 Early Bird; $635 After December 31st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After December 31st

14U (Birth Year 2005 & 2006)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface as 10U, 12U & 16U/18U groups on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Practice groups will be organized based on age and skillset. Teams will be formulated by age for intra-squad games on Sunday morning. All games will be a half-ice setup.

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

COST (One practice/week): $535 Early Bird; $635 After December 31st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After December 31st

16U & 18U (Birth Year 2001 - 2004)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface as 10U, 12U & 14U groups on Wednesday and/or Saturday. This is an additional practice opportunity for those players participating in our JV High School Hockey program.

There will be no practices on March 21st!!

 COST (One practice/week): $217.50 Early Bird; $317.50 After December 31st

COST (Two practices/week): $535 Early Bird; $635 After December 31st

ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A 2019-20 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION NUMBER IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR SIYHL AT ANY AGE - CLICK HERE FOR THE USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION PAGE

First Time Registrants may receive a $100 discount for the Fall/Winter/Spring Session; Early Bird registrants receive $100 discount.   

Who's it for?

We have a wide variety of ages and skill levels in our In-House program. The ideal In-House level player will have completed the Hockey 123 Class, or another comparable skating or hockey program. In-House players have basic skating skills, feel comfortable on their skates, an enthusiasm for the game of hockey, are committed to attending (on time!) all ice sessions when possible and a willingness to learn and improve. In-House coaches will also prepare players who are interested in progressing onto an Oakland Bears Travel Hockey team.

Goals

The Oakland Bears In-House program is designed to enable players to develop their individual skills in a fun and rewarding environment. On-ice instruction focuses on teaching players the proper techniques of the four fundamentals of hockey: skating, puckhandling, passing and shooting. In addition to individual skill development, players are introduced to basic rules of the game, team play and the importance of teamwork, enabling them to be successful in their progression onto the subsequent levels of play

Player Equipment

Players must provide their own HECC certified equipement and skates.  Sharks Ice will provide a reversible jersey and all players must wear the provided jerseys for all practices and games.  We will exchange the jersey for a larger size if the players has grown out of their current jersey.  A $50.00 fee will be charged for any lost or unreturned jerseys.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED OF ALL HIRED AND VOLUNTEER COACHES AT SHARKS ICE FACILITIES.
All hired and volunteer hockey coaches must have a current USA Hockey membership and be screened through the California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) screening program prior to coaching. The CAHA online background screening program is performed in partnership with Acxiom Information Security Services (Acxiom). Following initial background checks, CAHA performs screenings of all coaches on a two-year cycle.
All other coaches performing services at Sharks Ice facilities, including skating coaches, are required to have an approved background check, including federal, state and county criminal history and notification of subsequent arrests. Sharks Ice performs its screening program through Employers Investigative Services (EIS).
For more information please contact Jon Gustafson, Vice President of Sharks Ice, by calling (408) 279-6000.

CAHA Background Screening: All coaches, on-ice officials and volunteers (over the age of 18) are required to complete a background screening. The CAHA Screening Policy can be accessed here: CAHA Screening Policy.pdf

SafeSport

There are several changes to the SafeSport program that are currently in effect, and more changes are still to come. These changes will affect every registered member of a youth program in USA Hockey, including travel and in-house/recreation programs. Below is a comprehensive overview.

Oversight

The SafeSport program has changed – it is now part of federal legislation and the SafeSport program now falls under the oversight of a federally designated organization (USCSS). The four (4) governing documents are as follows:

  • Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 (the “SafeSport Authorization Act”) on February 14, 2018 - Click Here
  • MAAPP: U.S. Center for SafeSport’s (“USCSS”) Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies, dated January 23, 2019 (the “MAAPP”) - Click Here, and any subsequent updates to these policies;
  • USCSS SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement (the “Code” or the “SafeSport Code”) published April 15, 2019 - Click Here, and any subsequent updates to these policies;
  • The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook - Click Here