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Oakland Bears In-House Hockey

Spring 2022 Practices Begin April 4th

 

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

6U (Birth Year 2016 - 2017) & 8U (Birth Year 2014 - 2015)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface Thursday, 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.

COST (One practice/week): $500 Early Bird; $600 After April 1st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After April 1st

  • Thursday Practices (6:30 - 7:30 PM) April 7th - June 23rd
  • Saturday Practices (8:45 - 9:45 AM) April 9th - June 25th
  • Thursday and Saturday (Both Practice Days)
  • Games are Sunday (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) April 10th - June 26th

10U (Birth Year 2012 & 2013)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface as 12U & 14U groups on Monday; the 8U & 12U groups on Saturday. Games will be played half-ice on Wednesdays (10U only). Practice groups and games will be organized based on age and skill set.

COST (One practice/week): $500 Early Bird; $600 After April 1st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After April 1st

  • Monday Practices (5:45 - 6:45 PM) April 4th - June 20th
  • Saturday Practices (8:45 - 9:45 AM) April 9th - June 25th
  • Monday and Saturday (Both Practice Days)
  • Games are Wednesday (5:45 - 6:45 PM) April 6th - June 22nd

12U (Birth Year 2010 & 2011)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface as 10U & 14U groups on Monday; the 8U & 10U groups on Saturday. Games will be played half-ice on Wednesdays (12U only). Practice groups and games will be organized based on age and skill set. 

COST (One practice/week): $500 Early Bird; $600 After April 1st

COST (Two practices/week): $800 Early Bird; $900 After April 1st

  • Monday Practices (5:45 - 6:45 PM) April 4th - June 20th
  • Saturday Practices (8:45 - 9:45 AM) April 9th - June 25th
  • Monday and Saturday (Both Practice Days)
  • Games are Wednesday (5:45 - 6:45 PM) April 6th - June 22nd

14U (Birth Year 2008 & 2009)

Players will practice and compete on the same surface as 10U & 12U groups on Monday; the HS  group on Thursday. It is encouraged that players in this age group participate in the Spring 3v3 on Friday evenings! Practice groups and games will be organized based on age and skill set. 

COST (One practice/week): $200 Early Bird; $300 After April 1st

COST (Two practices/week): $500 Early Bird; $600 After April 1st

  • Monday Practices (5:45 - 6:45 PM) April 4th - June 20th
  • Thursday Practices (7:45 - 8:45 PM) April 7th - June 23rd
  • Monday and Thursday (Both Practice Days)

High School (Birth Year 2004 - 2008)

Players will practice and compete on Monday nights and with the 14U group on Thursday nights. This is an additional practice opportunity for those players participating in our JV High School Hockey program. It is highly recommended for new players to participate in this and the Spring 3v3 program. 

COST (One practice/week): $200 Early Bird; $300 After April 1st

COST (Two practices/week): $500 Early Bird; $600 After April 1st

  • Monday Practices (8:00 - 9:00 PM) April 4th - June 20th
  • Thursday Practices (7:45 - 8:45 PM) April 7th - June 23rd
  • Monday and Thursday (Both Practice Days)

ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A 2021-22 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 (contact Hockey Manager)

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