Mite Program

The Rye Rangers offer four levels of instruction in our 8U program, all of which are solely dedicated to improving each player's overall ability and Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD). We follow USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) very closely. I encourage you to read more about it at

Our Teams

Junior Clinic - For beginner 5, 6 and some newer 7 yr olds. 1 day per weekend, every Sunday morning at Rye Country Day School (RCDS).

Mite ADM - For experienced 6 and 7 yr olds. Two practices on weekends.

Mite Minors - For experienced 7 and 8 yr olds. Two practice sessions on the weekend and a mid-week House League game.

Mite A, A1 & B teams - Our only travel teams, for our top 8 yr olds.

Our program is set up this way so that there is a logical progression each season. 8U is the only age group a youth player spends more than two seasons in. Our main goal is to properly place each player in the appropriate group with players of similar skill and ability no matter what the age. This enhances the playing experience for all throughout the winter. We take each player's development on a case-by-case basis. Full protective gear is required for all of our groups/teams.

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