2022-23 House C Opening Weekend
October 1st & 2nd
We’re excited to get back on the ice and begin a new hockey season with the first two weekends being evaluation skates with the players assigned to the groups based upon birth years. The KOHA Skills staff will be evaluating the skates and may make adjustments. Our goal is to place the players where they will be successful and have fun. After the second weekend we will draft the players to teams and name Head Coaches. We hope to have games jersey shortly after the team selections but in the meantime be sure to bring a jersey and socks.
If you’d like to help on the ice as a helper or Head Coach we are having a an in person meeting on Wednesday, September 28th @ 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at Wings West in the conference room at the end of the upper long hallway between the two rinks. We'd love to have you join us in preparation for the upcoming season,
Players must bring their own water bottle, marked clearly with their name as water bottle will not be supplied as they been in the past.
We look forward to the 2022-23 Season and will see everyone on Saturday, October 1st!
Let us know if you have any questions.
Recreational Program Director
House C is KOHA's recreational program. Teams practice and play in-association games at the local ice arenas ON WEEKENDS ONLY.
The House C season will begin Saturday October 1st 2022 and will end with the Parfet Cup weekend on Sunday March 5th 2023
KOHA Holidays (NO PRACTICES/GAMES)
Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 26th and 27th
Winter Holiday Weekends Dec 24th - Jan 8th (return Jan 14th)
Our 8U plus program is an extension of our weekend 8U program and LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 REGISTRATIONS.
To be Eligible players must be enrolled in the 2022 -23 8U Regular Season Program
8U Birth Years 2014 and 2015 Specifically Designed to focus of skill acquisition and enhancement specifically targeting the FOUR essential hockey components: skating, puck control, passing & shooting.
18 Sessions on Wednesday's, beginning September 14th 2022 at Wings West. On ice sessions will be run by our KOHA Skill Development Team and off-ice training sessions are with Athletic Mentors.
Players will have the opportunity to play in the 8U LCAHL Game league which has additional fees listed below. The game league plays games at Little Caesars Belfor arena or other surrounding rinks. The game league team(s) will also play in the MAHA 8U State tournament in the beginning of March. Players must be registered in 8U Plus Skills to be eligible to register for the game league.
If enough players from the 8U Plus skills program register for the game league, we will roster 2 teams to play in the league.
Cost of the 8U Plus program:
$620 for participation in the skills sessions only
Additional for the Game League:
$140 (Returning player with jerseys and socks) .
$240 (New player that needs to purchase Jerseys and Socks)
|Division||Age||Date of Birth||*Fees|
|6U/8U||8 and under & 6 and under||2014/15 & 2016/17||$700|
|10U||9 to 10||2012 to 2013||$815|
|12U||11 to 12||2010 to 2011||$815|
|14U/15U||13 to 15||2007 to 2009||$815|
MULTI-PLAYER DISCOUNT: 10% off the lowest fee (So, if you had a Beginning Hockey and a 8U player, the 10% discount is applied to the Beginning Hockey player's fee) ~ FOR HOUSE C PLAYERS ONLY! (DOES NOT APPLY TO HOUSE B OR TRAVEL PLAYERS)
*Includes game jerseys & socks; KOHA will once again be offering a payment plan for the season; Payment Plan includes a convenience fee.
|INITIAL PAYMENT||DUE Nov. 15th||DUE Dec. 15th||DUE Jan. 15th||TOTAL AMOUNT|
|6U & 8U||$325||136.67||136.67||$136.67||735|
|INITIAL PAYMENT||DUE Jan. 15th||DUE Feb. 15th||TOTAL AMOUNT|
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 email Frank Noonan at firstname.lastname@example.org
All personnel on the bench in a game, and all Ice Helpers MUST have the current, age-appropriate Coaching level certification AND age-appropriate online module completed.
Players must register on line with USA Hockey BEFORE registering online with KOHA.
Please contact the office at email@example.com for questions regarding coaching clinics, or any other questions regarding coaching.
The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA), established in 1965, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide every boy and girl in southwest Michigan the opportunity to enjoy at excel at the game of hockey.
KOHA's vision is to be a regional destination and national leader for youth hockey. From Learn To Skate through high school-aged players, KOHA has programs for everyone! KOHA is proud to be one of USA Hockey's original Model Associations, and continues to forge new partnerships to provide our players with the best development opportunities.
The KOHA Office is located at Wings West Ice Arena
5076 Sports Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009