Thanks to all the parents who joined in the informal parent's meeting at in-house practice yesterday. If you couldn't make it, an information guide is now available here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/4152/50650.pdf
What's the difference between in-house and development?
In-house is what you have now: 2 touches per week (1 for beginners until 10 weeks in), almost all at St. Sebs, all really regular and convenient. Development adds about one more touch every other week (on average). Still really regular with practices every Saturday morning (earlier) and games are at Fessy using the really great boards system. If you are interested in taking the next step, you need to register in February.
Can I register directly for Development? Are there try-outs?
You will have the option when you register for mites or squirts to choose not to travel/try-out. In this case you will be registering directly to join the development program, and you won't need to try-out.
Why do I need to register in February as opposed to in the fall like for in-house?
Because the development program plays in a league (the MCIHL), we need to register our program by May, so we need to know how many teams we are entering. Like its name implies, in-house is run by us, so we can organize it all in the fall.
Can I continue with in-house if my child is 06/07/08?
Children born in 07 and 08 have the most choices as they can try out for mite travel, enter mite development, or continue with in-house. If you want to stay in in-house, simply register in the fall. Children born in 06 really should be in squirts, so we would recommend that they register in February for either travel or development. We will make some exceptions for younger, less experienced squirts, but it's probably better for them to be with their own age group.
If you still have any questions, feel free to contact NYHA President at email@example.com