Mite Development Program
The Nashville Jr Predators are happy to announce their 2020/2021 Mite Program. After an extremely successful first year. We are looking to build and improve our program.
The Mites will practice during the week between 6:00 PM-8:00 PM during the week at Ford Ice Center Bellevue or Antioch Ford Ice Center. Times are not yet finalized. They will be published prior to tryouts.
This year each team will have a dedicated Head Coach and 1 assistant Coach. Practices will be organized and run by a Professional Coach.
Teams will consist of 10 players and 1 goalie per team. Teams will be based on tryout numbers. Our goal is to have 2-3 teams of 10 Skaters and 1 Goalie
There will be approximately 3 away tournaments. (Schedule subject to change) Locations for tournaments may include cities like Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville, Atlanta, and other locations relatively close in proximity to Nashville.
Yes, the games will be USA Hockey Sanctioned half ice games.
The goal is to improve creativity and for players to learn to compete in small areas puck battles. As the game as evolved into a faster and more skilled game. The concept of cross ice hockey was to eliminate position specific training. Half Ice hockey should allow players to be creative and it should force them to always be moving in tight spaces. As some programs will over coach positioning in these games, we are more concerned with improving the players skill and ability to make hockey plays moving their feet.
Our practices will push the players out of their comfort zone. The first window for speed development is from 5-8 years old. Our Coaching staff will encourage players to skate hard in every drill. We believe it is extremely important at this young age to learn good habits and focus on the ice during practice. This culture will make practices FUN as well as improve the players love for the game of Hockey!
2 Weekly Practice, Professional Coaching, Tournament Entry Fees, and Jr Predators Jerseys and Socks.
Tryouts usually fall in late August with the season beginning in September.
Typically through the middle of March (prior to Spring Break)