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! Dedicated volunteer coaching staff are trained with USA Hockey to work with varied skill levels.
Practice officially starts on Monday November 11th 2019 and runs through Friday March 13th 2020.
2019/20 Season Information
Pertinent information for players and parents can be found in the age group packets below. Please read the enclosed information prior to registration. Information includes expectations and schedules for each age level.
What Age Level is Your Child? Check out the USA Hockey Age Classifications 2019-20
Click the appropriate age level below to learn more:
New to Hockey?
Check out our New to Hockey 2019 Guide for those families with young kids who are new to our hockey program. The Mini-Mites level is available as a half-season program for the younger players who aren’t quite ready to commit to 18 weeks of hockey. Select Session I, Session II or whole season when registering for Mini-Mites.
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 and program details are 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. Parents will be required to front a volunteer deposit of $150. Deposits will be given via check, and the check will be returned to the parent when the commitment has been fulfilled. Families with multiple children playing hockey will have their deposit and requirement capped at two kids.
Season Equipment Rental
$55/SEASON – Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Pants, Shin Guards, & Practice Jersey
- NOT included: Skates, sticks, hockey socks, tape. 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.
- Dark gray hockey socks to match the Cutthroat uniforms will be required for games.
- 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 24th
2020 Gear Return has been postponed due to COVID-19. Further updates will come via e-mail when details are formed. PLEASE wash all of your hockey gear! Here is a helpful article with tips on washing your gear at home.
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. 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 coaches. 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 welcome!
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.