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House Bantams Tier 4

Bantams October Update: Evaluations Begin Oct 18th

Tier IV registrations are currently closed.  Evaluations will start on Sunday October 18th.  The 60-minute evaluations are scheduled for:

Date 2: Wednesday October 21st

Location:  Travis Roy Arena (NYA)

Times: 6:20 PM / 7:40 PM

If you have any questions concerning a registration or evaluation, please contact the Tier IV Director, Scott Rousseau

Updated 10/5/2020

2020-21 U14 (BANTAM) PROGRAM

 

General

The 2020-21 Casco Bay Hockey Tier IV U14 Bantam (House) Division is open to boys and girls with birth years of 2006 and 2007.  To be eligible for Tier IV play, the player must have completed at least one season of Casco Bay Academy’s Learn to Play program. The Learn to Play program focuses on building skills and confidence prior to players joining their age division and participating in games. Players transferring from other organizations are exempt from this requirement if they have played one season of organized play in their previous organization.  All new players with no organized hockey experience must register for Casco Bay Academy.  If you have any questions related to the Bantam Tier IV Program eligibility requirements or the program in general after reviewing our Bantam page, please contact the Tier IV Director, Scott Rousseau, through the link on the right side of this page.

Registration

To register, click the “2020-21 Skater Registration” link on the right side of this page and follow the instructions. All players must register with USA Hockey and Casco Bay Hockey PRIOR to the first evaluation. Players will not be allowed onto the ice for evaluations without proof of registration. This policy will be strictly enforced. This year's REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Sunday, September 20th. The cost is $925. 

Casco Bay Hockey anticipates full capacity for the coming season, with up to 14 U8 (Mite) teams, 6 U10 (Squirt) Teams, 5 U12 (Pee Wee) teams, and 5 U14 (Bantam) teams at the Tier IV level.  Our organization's ice resources will only support this number of teams.  Casco Bay Hockey will be capping the number of players it will accept this season, with priority going to returning Casco Bay players.  After September 20th, we will be assessing our registrations and if there are openings, CBHA will accept new players in good standing transferring from other organizations.  However, if our registrations of returning players fill our capacity, we will notify potential transfers via email that we are full and are unable to accept their registration.

Evaluations

Bantam Evaluations are not yet scheduled.  They will be held in October.  Once dates and times have been scheduled, they will be published on this page and sent out to all registered players

In order to ensure that all teams are equally balanced, it is important that each player attend all of his/her evaluation sessions. Please note that these are not “try outs.” All players with accepted registrations will make a team. These evaluations are mandatory to attend.  In early October, all registered families will receive a notification of their evaluation time.  Establishing teams that are all competitive and evenly balanced is the most difficult AND most important task we must accomplish in order to make certain every team and every player has an enjoyable and successful season.

Players that are interested in playing goaltender this season must register as goaltenders so that they can be evaluated and evenly distributed among all of the teams. In Tier IV play at the Bantam level, goaltenders are not required to skate as a positional player any longer.  They are encouraged to commit to goaltending as a full time position. No goaltending equipment is provided at the Bantam level.

Selection of Teams

After all of the evaluation sessions have been completed, the coaches will hold a team selection meeting at which time all players will be assigned their team for the 2020-21 season.  The coaches will then contact their players directly by phone or e-mail.  Please know that there is absolutely no “carryover” from last season.  If you played in Casco Bay last season, your child will not be placed on the same team with the same coach.  The upcoming season is completely independent of the prior season.  Additionally, Casco Bay does not select teams based on any regional bias.  We are a fully integrated, regional program without town distinctions

General Schedule of Games and Practices

Our Tier IV season runs roughly from late October through the middle of March.  We schedule our U14 “Bantams” as best we can in order to attempt to eliminate as much conflict with High School Junior Varsity play as possible. Our general week for all teams will be two practices per week alternating on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings at CBA and NYA.  Home Games with other Casco Bay Bantam teams and other Conference opponents will be on Sundays in the late morning or early afternoon – there is no High School play on Sundays.  There will also be Conference games with other local organizations such as Maine Evolution, Biddeford Youth Hockey, Gladiators, Nordiques, and SAM Youth Hockey. These added games will occur when they best can be scheduled based on ice availability and conflict minimization.  There will be NO FRIDAY Bantam play this season so that there will be no conflicts with the Friday evening Junior Varsity league at Casco Bay Arena.  However, because of a potential shortage of referees, there is a possibility that some games will be switched to the weekday ice, with Sundays serving as practice time. This will not be determined until November.

Additionally, there will be several tournaments throughout the year, such as potentially a Christmas Holiday Casco Bay internal tournament, and a season ending Conference & State Tournaments in February & March.  Also, most teams opt for one, out of town, “hotel stay” event towards the end of the season.  We will have more information on these events in November.

Goalies

Players interested in playing goal must notify the Division director of their interest prior to evaluations.  During the team selection process, the Coaches split the goaltenders evenly among all of the teams.

Coaching

If you are interested in coaching a Bantam team as either a head coach or an assistant, please contact Scott Rousseau, U14 Division Director.  All Coaches must be USA Hockey certified and more information concerning that can be found in the coaching item on the menu to the left.  All registered Coaches must have all of their background checks, all specific modules, and Level certifications complete in order to be on the ice or on the bench this season!!  No exceptions.

Thank you for your interest. Feel free to contact me with any further questions – my contact info is just below and on the right side of this page. Let's have a great season!

 

Scott Rousseau

U14 Tier IV Division Director and Tier IV Division Director

Scott Rousseau

U14 Tier IV Division Director and Tier IV Division Director