10U ('22-'23 Season 2012/13 BIRTH YEARS)
The Alaska Grizzlies 10U program is a Squirt Tier 2 competitive travel and development hockey program for players of advanced skill levels who wish to be placed on an Alaska Grizzlies 10U team that employs the fundamental curriculum of USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM) with added AKG Enhancements. The Alaska Grizzlies 10U program focuses on accelerated learning of coordination and fine motor control and is the critical stage for the acquisition of hockey skills. The primary ice times will be Monday-Thursday in the early evenings for practices and Friday, Saturday and sometimes Sundays for games (excluding travel weekends). Ice sheets at the 10U level consist of full ice, half ice, and additional shared possibilities for 60 minutes. Game formats will be a mixture or half ice and full ice in compliance with ASHA rules. There will be assessments to ensure all teams are formed based on evaluated skill knowledge in groups of 10-13 skaters and 1-2 goalies. At the 10U level, players will begin to transfer skills and concepts from practices to games. Group interaction, team building and social activities are also emphasized. A balance of practice and games will promote the continued development and mastery of key hockey skills.
12U A Girls ('22-23 Season 2010/11 BIRTH YEARS)
The Alaska Grizzlies 12U travel program competes alongside other 12U Pee Wee Minor teams in the Alaska State Hockey Association. Teams focused on the second half of the Learn to Train phase of USA Hockey's ADM model enjoy up to 100 ice sessions in a normal season at 4 times per week or more with additional off-ice sessions added to the mix. This phase is just prior to the beginning of the athlete's growth spurt and gives players the best opportunity to learn and begin to master fine motor skills that can be used in combination with other skills. In most cases, what is learned or not learned in this stage will have a very significant effect on the level of play that is achieved later on. 60+ minute ice sessions allow our expert coaches to begin to focus on the mastery of skills in the athletes through competitive, structured practices that continue isolate the improvement of individual skills. Teams are made up of 12-13 skates and 2 goalies to allow optimal development and ensure all skaters get introduced to all situations during game play.