Sharks Ice Youth Hockey League (SIYHL)
The In-House League is divided into two divisions:
Mite (8U) & Mini Mite (6U)
Squirt (10), Peewee (12U), & Bantam (14U)
Players may register for a Wednesday or Saturday practice and the Sunday game. Players that are looking for an additional practice each week can register for the Wednesday and Saturday practices with the Sunday game. We offer three 12 weeks seasons in the Spring, Fall and Winter and a 9 week season in the Summer.
Winter 2017 Practices Begin January 4 or 7
Click on the day of the week link below to register for the practice option you would like and the Sunday game is included.
ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A 2016-17 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION NUMBER IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR SIYHL AT ANY AGE - CLICK HERE FOR THE USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION PAGE
Squirt (10U), Peewee (12U) & Bantam (14U) (2002-2007 Birth Year Players)
- Wednesday Practices (5:30-6:30pm) January 4 - March 22
- Saturday Practices (8:15-9:15am) January 7 - April 1
- Wednesday and Saturday (Both Practice Days)
Mite (8U) & Mini Mite (6U) (2008-2012 Birth Year Players)
- Wednesday Practices (5:15-6:15pm) January 4 to March 22
- Saturday Practices (10:15-11:15am) January 7 - April 1
- Wednesday and Saturday (Both Practice Days)
First Time Registrants may receive a $100 discount for the Spring/Fall/Winter Session. Contact Chi Tse - Hockey Coordinator for the Discount Code.
ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A VALID 2016-17 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND HAVE ALL THE FORMS BELOW COMPLETED AND SIGNED BEFORE THEY CAN BE ON THE ICE. YOU CAN SCAN AND EMAIL IN PDF FORMAT TO HOCKEY MANAGER OR BRING IN PERSON TO THE CASHIER AT THE OAKLAND ICE CENTER.
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.
The Sharks Ice Youth Hockey League 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
The SIYHL consists of two or three on-ice sessions per week depending on your registration level. Wednesday or Saturday practices consist of a variety of drills designed increase individual player skills and enable all players to build a solid foundation of core hockey skills. Sunday games are strategically designed to maximize the number of touches on the puck for each player, allowing them to utilize their newly learned skills, and create healthy competition while still maintaining a fun and enjoyable environment
For 2017 Winter session, schedules are as follows:
Wednesday 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Saturday 8:15AM - 9:15AM
Sunday 10:30AM - 11:30AM
SIYHL 6U & 8U
Wednesday 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Saturday 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Sunday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
For a more up-to-date calendar, please visit The Oakland Bears Calendar
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.