Mite Development Program

The Mite Development Program is for 2016, 2017, 2018 birth years.   The mite age group is a critical time in development and is where foundational skills are first instilled.

Players are split into 4 small groups based on age and level.  From a skills view, everything in hockey can be related back to 2 things.  A player’s ability to skate and handle the puck.  These 2 things are the foundation for all other skills. For that reason, all practices & drills will focus on skating, puck handling and puck control skills in an effort to build these skills as well as a foundation for future skill development. 

This program is Tuesdays at Holiday Rinks.  Group #1 is 4:45 – 5:45pm, Group #2 is 5:45 – 6:45pm.  Players are allowed to sign up for both groups if they choose too.  Note that both groups are the same practice plan.  There is no discount for signing up for both groups.

NEW!  Players now have the option to add a second day of ice to their Mite Program sign up!  We will have 1 group on Thursdays 4:15 – 5:15pm.  Thursdays will be a fun, game-competition based day.  Just like Tuesday’s, players will be split into 4 groups by age and level of play.  All stations/drills/games will still focus on skating and/or puck control but as part of games and competitions.  Fun, game-based practices naturally improve a player’s skating, edge work, agility, and balance.  The unstructured nature of games keeps more skaters moving, increases time moving on the ice (reps) and naturally challenges the skater to push their own ability.   Players must be signed up for Tuesdays to be able to add Thursday’s group.  Spots for Thursdays are first come, first serve.  With 2 groups on Tuesdays and only 1 Thursdays we expect Thursdays to fill up quickly.

SIGN UP FORM & SCHEDULES AT VERY BOTTOM OF PAGE!

Tuesday Only Cost: $210                          (10 hours ice — $21/hour of ice)

Tuesday & Thursday Cost: $390              (20 hours ice — $19.5/hour of ice)

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  • Jersey Provided
  • Generous discounts on other Mark Zarbo Hockey programs for the whole family!
    • Signing up for the Mite Program makes ALL players in your family eligible for generous discounts to other Mark Zarbo Hockey programs.  For example, if you have 3 players in your family and you sign up at least 1 of them for any of our main programs, all 3 are eligible for the below discounts.  It is our way of offering quantity & sibling discounts!
    • Discounts for 3 v 3 Cross-Ice Summer league ($185/player—normally $220/player–$15/hour ice)
    • Discounts for Small Group Skill Sessions ($17/session—normally $25/single session–32% discount)

NOTE: Our Mite Program is for players only.  Goalies visit Bob Janosz website for goalie specific programs!

Design Your Own Personalized Summer Program!

At Mark Zarbo Hockey our mission Provide players of all ages & skill levels all-around programs, flexible scheduling, affordable prices/incentives & best in class training. Players will not find another program that is able to provide all of those parameters at the level Mark Zarbo Hockey does in the WNY/Buffalo area.

Example:  A player signed up for Mite Development Program (Tuesday & Thursdays), 3 v 3 Cross-ice League and 15 Skill Sessions comes to 47 total hours of on-ice training. Applying discounts, price per hour comes to $17.34/hour ice

Cancellation, Weather & Payment Policies!

Please see Cancellation, Weather & Payment Policy Page.  Click link to view.

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Mite Development Program Group #1 Schedule (2016, 2017, 2018 birth years)

Please see registration form for availability and/or sign up. Sign-up form will only show open programs. If program/time not listed, then it has been filled!
Tuesday April 164:45 - 5:45pmPractice #1Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday April 234:45 - 5:45pmPractice #2Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday April 304:45 - 5:45pmPractice #3Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 74:45 - 5:45pmPractice #4Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 144:45 - 5:45pmPractice #5Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 214:45 - 5:45pmPractice #6Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 284:45 - 5:45pmPractice #7Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday June 44:45 - 5:45pmPractice #8Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday June 114:45 - 5:45pmPractice #9Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday June 184:45 - 5:45pmPractice #10Holiday Twin Rinks

Mite Development Program Group #2 Schedule (2016, 2017, 2018 birth years)

Please see registration form for availability and/or sign up. Sign-up form will only show open programs. If program/time not listed, then it has been filled!
Tuesday April 165:45 - 6:45pmPractice #1Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday April 235:45 - 6:45pmPractice #2Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday April 305:45 - 6:45pmPractice #3Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 75:45 - 6:45pmPractice #4Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 145:45 - 6:45pmPractice #5Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 215:45 - 6:45pmPractice #6Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday May 285:45 - 6:45pmPractice #7Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday June 45:45 - 6:45pmPractice #8Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday June 115:45 - 6:45pmPractice #9Holiday Twin Rinks
Tuesday June 185:45 - 6:45pmPractice #10Holiday Twin Rinks


Thursdays Mite Game-Competition Schedule (2016, 2017, 2018 birth years)

Players MUST sign up for Tuesdays Mite Program to be able to sign up for Thursdays. Spots are first come, first serve!
Thursday April 184:15 - 5:15pmPractice #1Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday April 254:15 - 5:15pmPractice #2Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday May 24:15 - 5:15pmPractice #3Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday May 94:15 - 5:15pmPractice #4Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday May 164:15 - 5:15pmPractice #5Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday May 234:15 - 5:15pmPractice #6Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday May 304:15 - 5:15pmPractice #7Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday June 64:15 - 5:15pmPractice #8Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday June 134:15 - 5:15pmPractice #9Holiday Twin Rinks
Thursday June 204:15 - 5:15pmPractice #10Holiday Twin Rinks

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How do I sign up for programs?!

To sign-up for programs, please fill out the form below.  Sign ups are ONLY accepted by filling out form below.

Step #1:  Fill out parent/guardian contact information.

Step #2:  Select how many players you are wanting to sign up for programs.  After selecting desired number of players wanting to sign up, that number of requested player sign-up forms will appear.

Step #3:  Fill out your player’s information.

Step #4:  Check mark the box next to all programs wanting to sign the player up for.  After check marking the box next to programs interested in, further information for that program will appear.  Follow directions for each program to complete sign up.

Repeat step #3 – 4 for the desired amount players wanting to sign up.

After filling out and submitting sign-up form you will re-directed to a new page to fill out liability waiver.  In addition, you will receive an email receipt of your sign-up form with copy of your sign up, invoice and payment information.  Please make sure to double check, save and print out this email receipt for your records.  You are responsible for all dates signed up for.

YOU CAN SIGN UP MULTIPLE PLAYERS AND/OR MULTIPLE PROGRAMS ALL ON 1 SIGN UP FORM.  NO NEED TO FILL OUT MULTIPLE SIGN FORMS FOR DIFFERENT PROGRAMS OR PLAYERS. THE SIGN-UP FORM BELOW LISTS ALL PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2024, NOT JUST THE PROGRAM DETAILED ON THIS PAGE.

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2024 Spring & Summer Sign Up Form

Make sure to double check and review your sign-up form before submitting. After submitting you will receive an emailed copy of your form as a receipt. Make sure to check for this email and save or print a copy for your records!

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After selecting number of players, the signup forms for each player will appear.


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