LA Jr Kings Announce 2013-14 Mite Program

June 21, 2013 - Last week, the SCAHA Board of Directors voted to approve and subsidize an original Mite format that is consistent with the guidelines of the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM). The ADM is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players. It is a tool that "will ensure every player will have the same chance to succeed" while having fun playing the game of hockey. The ADM is a roadmap "designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential". (www.usahockey.com/ADM_Overview.aspx)

The LAJK strongly support the ADM model. We are in the process of augmenting the implementation of these guidelines into all our club teams at every level. We feel the most significant opportunity to realize the ADM benefits will be through our New LAJK Mite Program launching in the fall 2013-14. Our hockey committee provided valuable insight regarding best practices and how to integrate ADM principles into a travel hockey club environment. We believe the resulting LAJK Mite program not only applies the ADM but offers families a significant value added opportunity to enhance their player's experience playing hockey.

Our mite program highlights are: Up to 5 scheduled ice touches per week: 3 practice/skill development sessions each week, Cluster Events (4 x 20 mins games), 1 in-house (pond) game. Focus on skill development with and emphasis on fun and retention.

All LAJK Mite Player Dues INCLUDE:

  • Professional Coaching Staff
  • 1 Half Sheet Practice Per Week
  • 1 Club Clinic Per Week (Mite & Squirts, Peewee, Goalies)
  • 2 Game Jerseys and Socks (Home & Away), Practice Jersey & Socks
  • LAJK Off-Ice T-shirts (2) & Shorts (1), Hooded sweatshirt, Polo Shirt, Helmet decals, Practice Jersey + socks, Team Photo
  • TSC In-house Registration: 1 Practice + 1 Pond Game per week
  • 1 Week TSC-LAJK Developmental Summer Camp
  • Inclusion (Track 1 or Track 2) in SCAHA Mite Program:
    • Track 1 (Mite A)
      • 6 Cluster Game Events (Sept – Dec 2013):
      • 5 Teams & 4 cross/half ice games per event, 4 on 4
      • 2 Full Ice Holiday Games (Thanksgiving & Christmas)
      • 6 Full Ice Games (Jan – Feb 2014)
      • 4 Full Ice Games – SCAHA Post Season Playoffs
    • Track 2 (Mite B)
      • 12 Cluster Game Events (Sept 2013 – Feb 2014)
      • 5 teams per location
      • 4 cross/half ice games per event
      • 48 Total cross/half ice games


The LAJK 2013-14 player dues are $2875 per player for the season. Additional items (Team assessment account, Spaghetti Dinner Ticket & equipment) are not included and are at additional cost(s).

For Questions or More Information Please Contact: LAJK Executive Director Kelly Sorensen (Kelly@jrkingshockey.com) or LAJK Mite Coaches Daniel Kim (danielkim.hockey@gmail.com) Jeff Bruckner (jbruckner@snarenas.com) or Brandon Convery (brandon@converygroup.com)