2019/20 Girls House Program
Registration is Open!
Save the Dates:
- Annual General Meeting 9/8.
- Gear Issue 9/29.
- Season Start 10/6.
We are finalizing our Girls House Program (GHP) for the 2019-20 season with Winterhawks Jr. Hockey. We will be offering a 22-week full season that will start on 10/6.
To learn more about the upcoming season, please join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). It's for anyone interested in hearing more about our upcoming season Our AGM will take place Sun, Sept 8, from 6-8pm at the Community Room of McMenamin's Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211). Hope to see you there. Read on for more about our season.
Our House teams will include ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U. To find out what team your player is eligible for, please click this link for the USA Hockey age designations.
Our House Program will not include Learn to Play Hockey. All ice sessions, however, will offer age-appropriate activities. Anyone with at least one season of hockey experience is welcome in the GHP. Our primary emphasis will be on skill development, teamwork, and the love of hockey.
TO REGISTER FOR THE SEASON, CLICK HERE.
If your player is interested in tournament play and dry-land training (which aren't offered in our House program), she should consider our Girls Development Program which offers both! Please click here for more on the GDP and see the explanation of dev teams below.
OVERVIEW OF TEAMS
6/8/10U GHP - These players will skate together on the same sheet of ice and will be assigned to groups based on their skill level. After every two practices, they will have a GAME DAY (meaning they will scrimmage one another).
12/14/16U GHP - These players will skate together with alternating practices and GAME DAYS every week. (GAME DAYS are full-ice scrimmages and, well, a total blast.)
SCHOLARSHIPS: Our scholarship window is now closed.
GEAR ISSUE: We will hand out gear to players who need it from 9-11am on Sun, 9/29. Please save the date & make every effort to attend. (It's hard to issue gear on the first day of hockey -- too much going on!). It's ideal if your player can attend to try on her equipment & ensure a proper fit. Finally, we'll email you in advance with the address of Coach Rose's home, where Gear Issue will take place.
MANDATORY - Please note: (1) Every player requires a valid 2019/20 USA Hockey membership number to register with RCHC. (2) All players are responsible for bringing their own mouth guards (and, yo, wearing 'em on the ice).
TO REGISTER FOR THE SEASON, CLICK HERE.
Buy Hockey Stuff = Support the Team
When you buy items from our team store, you're helping to keep costs down for our players. Click on SquadLocker to buy a hat, t-shirt, shorts, and other neat gifts for your player. Ten percent of the proceeds go to us, a nonprofit organization.
Changes to Rink Schedule: Sometimes rinks have last-minute changes to their schedules. We'll do our best to minimize the impact on your player's experience and on our program overall. Thanks for your patience & understanding.
Have a question or concern? Drop us a line anytime at email@example.com. Otherwise, the best way to stay informed is to sign up for our newsletter, "like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @PDXGirlsHockey. (Tons of great pics & videos there too!)
Psst: Hey, what's a development program?
Good question. Development programs are designed for players who are committed to playing competitively. Such players are often hoping to play college hockey and beyond. In addition, a development program is often a stepping stone between a regular season/house program and a travel team. A House program often involves little or no tournament travel while the latter, a travel team, often involves up to 7-8 tournaments per season. Our development program will offer 3 tournaments with the option of doing more (if there are enough families interested in doing so).
Our Girls Development Program (known as the GDP) is intended for competitive players with considerable hockey experience. They will need to participate in an evaluation skate to be part of the program. They will also be required to play in another hockey program (such as RCHC's regular season or WJH's metro league) and do dry-land training. Ice times will focus on individual skill and team development. RCHC goal is to raise the overall level of play, meet developmental needs, foster team play, and support player retention.