The Cutthroats are officially here! TVF’s Youth Hockey Program has rebranded for the 2018-19 season and looking forward to a great season of Cutties on ice.

Teton Valley Foundation Cutthroats Youth Hockey is a recreational league designed to help kids ages 4 – 18 develop as hockey players while enjoying a fun winter activity on ice. Our focus is on skill development, teamwork, exercise, and fun! Beginners are welcome through age 10.  Dedicated volunteer coaching staff are trained with USA Hockey to work with varied skill levels.

The 2018/19 Season Kicks off with our 13th Annual Hockey Fest on November 10th at the Kotler Ice Arena. Join us for Jackson Hole Moose Practice, Open Skating, Big Hole BBQ, raffles, auctions and a celebration of Hockey in Teton Valley!

Practice officially starts on Monday November 12th 2018 and runs through Friday March 15th 2019.

NEW This Year: Mini-Mites is available as a half season program for the younger players who aren’t quite ready to commit to 16 weeks of hockey. Select Session I, Session II or whole season when registering for Mini Mites.

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! (Click Here)

Prices increase November 1st.

New to Hockey?

Check out our FAQ’s for Mini-Mites & Mites for those families who are new to our hockey program.

Age Classifications

What Age Level is Your Child? Check out the USA Hockey 2018/19 Age Classifications

GIRLS HOCKEY

A development program for girls aged 4-14. This is a non-competitive program in which the skills of hockey will be taught and practiced. No tournaments are included, but the opportunity to join an all girls team from Jackson or Idaho Falls may be available to those who qualify. As an all levels program, the girls will be divided based on skill level and age. Skating techniques, skill drills and some scrimmage play will round out the program. The coaching staff is comprised of USA Hockey certified women with a background in hockey all whom currently play competitively. A great opportunity to learn and play hockey in a fun and supportive environment!

Teton Valley Foundation is subsidizing the fees for Girls Hockey to encourage participation and grow our program! This is a fun and affordable way to participate in a lifelong sport. Girls Hockey is a supplemental program offered in addition to our co-ed Cutthroats youth hockey team. Girls can participate in both programs. New players also welcome!

Season Dates:

Girls Hockey Full Season: November 12th – March 10th
Session I: November 12th – January 13th
Session II: January 18th – March 10th

Girls Hockey Registration is Open Now! Click here.

USA HOCKEY

All players are required to register with USA Hockey to participate in youth hockey at Kotler Ice Arena. USA Hockey Fees cover supplemental insurance for players and support the growth of hockey in Idaho. Register on the USA Hockey site to get the player registration number prior to registering with TVF.

PARENT EXPECTATIONS

2018/19 Parent Handbook is available Parent Handbook. This is the official handbook of Teton Valley Foundation Cutthroats Youth Hockey and outlines rules, expectations and guidelines for the season.

REQUIRED PARENT VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT 

In order to continue developing our nonprofit Youth Hockey program, create a sense of community among parents, and keep costs as low as possible, parents will now be required to volunteer at least 4 hours of time per season per child. This can include coaching, supporting tournaments, fundraising, being a team manager, and more. You will need to agree to the commitment during the registration process. You will also be required to pay a $75 volunteer deposit and at the end of the season you will be reimbursed once you meet your obligation.

Check Out Available Volunteer Opportunities & Sign Up Here. New opportunities will be added throughout the season.

HOME TOURNAMENT DATES

Peewee / Bantams Combo Tournament – December 14-16

Mites / Mini Mites – January 25-27

Squirts Tournament – March 1-3

Youth Hockey Ends – March 15th

 

Season Equipment Rental

$50/SEASON – Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Pants, Shin Guards, Hockey Socks, & Practice Jersey

  • NOT included: Skates, sticks, tape, & support belts. You can buy most of these items (except skates) at the ice rink. Purchase used gear at the Jackson hockey swap, Victor Seconds, or Play it Again Sports in Idaho Falls.  Older Teton Valley players may also be selling gear.
  • A $100 credit card or check deposit is required when you pick up your gear. You will NOT be charged if gear is returned by March 20th
  • You can ONLY pick up gear during the designated Gear Pick Up Times
    • Friday November 2nd 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Saturday November 3rd 11 AM – 1 PM
    • Monday November 5th 5:30 PM – 7 PM 
  • We have rental gear for all Mites & Mini Mites.  We have some limited gear for Squirts.  Peewees/Bantams rental gear only available for scholarship players.

HELPFUL HOCKEY PARENT TIPS

Check out the Ultimate Hockey Parent Guide from USA Hockey for helpful tips on thriving during hockey season!

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer partial & full scholarships for both Youth Hockey AND Ice skating. Scholarships are based primarily on financial need, but priority will be given to kids who are typically under-represented in our hockey & skating programs. Regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, or gender, anyone who demonstrates financial need will be considered.  Each candidate must complete an application. Please email us for more information, or to request an application in English OR Spanish.