House B Teams

KOHA BRONCOS

The House B program was designed to provide additional ice time for players to improve their hockey skills and to give them an opportunity to play competitive games in surrounding cities. The KOHA House B program takes part in the Adray B West Division, which incorporates teams as far north as Cadillac and as far east as Lansing. Most games, however, are within an hours drive. We will have House B teams in the Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget BB levels. All players must register with USA Hockey and provide this information at time of sign ups, and also provide a copy of birth certificate (unless rostered with KOHA last season).

KOHA has committed to utilizing the American Development Model (ADM) at all levels within our program to provide age-specific, skill-based training for long term athlete development. We believe that KOHA, and Kalamazoo, can be a hockey destination; not merely the largest youth hockey association in Michigan. And we believe that improved player development, in an age-appropriate format, will help us reach that goal.

The ADM requires a practice to game ratio of 3:1 which means that, while there will be a cap on the number of games that can be played at each age division, the skaters will see a significant increase in ice touches over previous years. Practices will incorporate the principles of the ADM: primarily small-area, station-based practices that promote greater skill development and result in greater ice utilization (i.e. - your skater will be moving more and doing more during all of their practices). Along with the cap on the maximum number of games allowed, there will also be smaller roster sizes (i.e. - your skater will get more ice time opportunities during games).

Each division will practice 3 times per week (most likely Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), with games on weekends. The program is still geared toward development and fair playing time. Practice days and times may vary depending on ice availability, but we will do our best to coordinate the schedule in an effort to make as few changes as possible throughout the season.

Skill Directors
KOHA's Skills Team will be on the ice one per week again for the 2014/15 season to focus on skating, stick/puck handling and goalie coaching. The skills night's are tentatively set for Monday nights for the 2014/15 season.



Frequently asked questions:

What is it?
The KOHA house B program is open to all players who are interested in playing (no tryouts). The teams are balanced to the best of the coaches' abilities and play in a league with other house B programs on the west side of Michigan. KOHA only offers this program to players in either Squirt, Peewee or Bantam levels.

Why does KOHA offer this level of hockey?
The B program fits nicely between the internal house league and the travel teams with respect to hours of ice time and cost. It is geared towards player development and is guided by the same principles as the internal house program. In fact players that have played KOHA House B Hockey have gone on to play both travel and high school hockey. The 'B' teams will generally have an hour practice during the week and then either play games or practice on the weekend days. Teams will participate in a couple of tournaments during the year as well.

What is the cost of the program and what does it cover?
The fee includes practice jerseys, home and away socks, home practice and game ice time, referees, Adray league and playoffs, administration and treasurer fees. Game jerseys are a separate fee - typically about $130 for a set (home & away).

You will find that the cost at KOHA is competitive to other teams in the Adray West League for what we offer our skaters.

What is your refund policy?
2014/15 Refund Policy coming soon

How do we register?
This will be an open registration with the goal of trying to place everyone on a team. Team sizes will consist of approximately 15 players (depending on age/division). The number of teams at each level will vary depending on the amount of players that sign up. Players must register on line with USA Hockey prior to registering with KOHA for House B and must bring a copy of their birth certificate to the evaluation skate. CLICK ON THE RED "REGISTER" BUTTON NEAR THE TOP LEFT NAVIGATION MENU OF THIS PAGE TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF OUR PROGRAMS!

Players will be asked to participate in three evaluation skates prior to the season. They will then be drafted on a team according to the guidelines set forth by MAHA.

For further information, call (269) 349-7825 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Who will the coaches be?
All of our House B coaches are volunteers, and will be announced prior to the season.

How are teams formed?
KOHA will provide two to three evaluations skates for all players signed up for House B prior to the season starting. A draft will be conducted by coaches with the goal of having teams of equal strength.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
If you have further questions regarding House B, you can contact Bob Kirk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

KOHA is well recognized for having some of the best talent in the area, and as a program that promotes fair play and good sportsmanship not only on the ice, but in the stands as well.

KOHA is registered with MAHA and USA Hockey and is insured under the auspices of a USA Hockey group policy, the age scheme for divisions is as follows...and it would be helpful for you to know this at the time of registration. If you have questions about which division is right for your child - please call or email before you register so we can ensure your child is placed in the correct division.

2014-15 Season

Division

Age

Date of Birth

Squirt

9 to 10

2004 to 2005

PeeWee

11 to 12

 2002 to 2003

Bantam

13 to 14

2000 to 2001

Midget BB

15 thru 18

1996 to 1999



Managers Instructions for Rostering a Team

Instructions for managers on how to roster will be provided after the 2014-2015 draft is completed.

Managers must have the below forms from each player.

ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE THESE FORMS ON FILE:

Consent to Treat
Participant Code of Conduct
Parent Code of Conduct - Star Form
Concussion form



For the official website of the Adray Community Hockey League in which our KOHA Bronco's House B teams participate in, you can go to their website at http://www.adrayhockey.org/.