2023-24 House C Opening Weekend
September 30th & October 1st
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.
HOUSE C SKILLS NIGHTS ARE BACK FOR THE 2023-24 SEASON
This program is for players in the 10U, 12U and 14U/15U age divisions
This is a great opportunity for the House C players
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 2023-24 Season and will see everyone on Saturday, September 30th!
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 September 30th 2023 and will end with the Parfet Cup weekend on Sunday February 25th 2024.
KOHA Holidays (NO PRACTICES/GAMES)
Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 25th and 26th
Winter Holiday Weekends Dec 23rd - Dec 31st (return Jan 6th)
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 2023 -24 8U Regular Season Program
8U Birth Years 2015 and 2016 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 13th 2023 and ending March 6th 2024 at Wings West. On ice sessions will be run by our KOHA Skill Development Team and off-ice training sessions are with Athletic Mentors.
This program does not run every week of the season so please make sure you check the KOHA schedule on our website for the dates of the program.
Cost of the 8U Plus program:
$695 for participation in the skills sessions only
KOHA will NOT be offering the LCAHL game league this season. Due to the problems with scheduling in the previous seasons we have found the league has become to difficult to manage and keep our families updated on multiple and last minute changes to the schedule by the league. this has proven to disrupt not only the families involved but also our KOHA 8u programs.
The Adray league has been discussing the possibility of adding an 8U league. If this happens w will explore entering that with the 8U plus players if interest shown.
|Division||Age||Date of Birth||*Fees|
|6U/8U||8 and under & 6 and under||2015/16 & 2017/18||$710|
|10U||9 to 10||2013 to 2014||$825|
|12U||11 to 12||2011 to 2012||$825|
|14U/16U||13 to 16||2010 to 2007||$825|
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 C SKILLS, 8U PLUS, 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||140.17||140.17||$140.17||746.00|
|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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding coaching clinics, or any other questions regarding coaching.
MISSION AND VISION
The mission of the Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (K.O.H.A.) is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for youth of all skill levels to learn, develop, and excel in the sport of hockey. We strive to instill a lifelong love of the game and promote sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership among our players. We pride ourselves on providing age appropriate player development and skill-appropriate coaching.
KOHA exists to offer a premium, affordable opportunity to learn the game of hockey for players in our organization. Through high-quality coaching, training, and competition, we aim to help our athletes reach their full potential on and off the ice. Our ultimate goal is to produce well-rounded, confident, and skilled hockey players who will be successful at all levels of the game
The KOHA Office is located at Wings West Ice Arena
5076 Sports Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009