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Franklin Youth Hockey sponsors two Introduction to Hockey programs, starting in September: Learn to Skate and Introduction to Hockey.  We offer three, 9-week sessions during the Fall and Winter months. 

In-House Overview


Franklin Youth Hockey Association (FYHA) In-House Development League follows the American Development Model (ADM) and consists of four teams that practice together twice per week and, in addition, play one half ice game each week against a team within the FYHA Development League.  Practices are station based “skill sessions” designed to build a solid foundation for player development.  All players 7 & 8 years old not placed on the town travel teams, or voluntarily choose not to play town travel, will be placed in the in-house league.  Players 6 years old and under will automatically be placed in the in-house league.

By following the American Development Model, the In-House Developmental League allows for:

  • More touches of the puck
  • More shooting, passing and scoring opportunities
  • More changes in direction (improving skating drills)
  • More action for goaltenders (increased shots on net)
  • Less stoppage of play – which means more game action and FUN


Program Goals:

  • Skill development, both individual and team, will be a primary focus
  • Each player will develop a better understanding of the game of hockey
  • Teamwork will be highlighted and developed through weekly practices and games
  • Players, coaches (and parents!) will have FUN


FYHA recognizes that families have differing reasons why they sign their child up to play hockey. For some it is a winter recreation, some the first time trying a hockey team and others to lay the foundation for a future in the game of hockey. FYHA In-House Mites will satisfy all of that! Our focus is to provide a safe, fun and challenging on-ice program with an emphasis on skating and skill development.


The season runs from early/mid-September, through the end of March.

Any questions about the Introduction to Hockey programs can be sent to our Introduction to Hockey Director at  , our Mite In-House Director Brian Huempfner at   or our Registrar Shawn Dennett at .