The Atlanta Fire House Development Program

Beginning with the "Learn to Skate" and "Learn to Play" programs, The Cooler graduates Learn To Play Hockey level 4 players into The Atlanta Fire House Development Program. We offer two House League seasons. The Fall season typically runs from August to February, with the teams (Squirt and above)playing games against four other metro area programs. The Spring season typically runs from March through June, with the teams playing other teams within our rink.

 

The program continues to develop the advanced player through the nationally recognized Atlanta Fire Travel Hockey Program. The Atlanta Fire concluded the 2010-2017-2018-2019 seasons by winning  the USA Hockey National Championship Tournaments. Fire alumni have continued on to successful careers at the prep, junior, NCAA, and professional levels.

 

The Spring House Development Program

Mite, Squirt, and Peewee divisions will have weekly Skills sessions on designated nights. There will be professional training, and development for these age categories to enhance the player’s individual development. Power skating, edge control, sticking handling, fakes/ dekes, passing, shooting, and small area games will all be covered. Each skill session will have a specific theme to peak the player’s interest in the game.

The Fall House Development Program

2022/23 Fire House Development Hockey Program

EVALUATION DATE TBD 

First day of Practice Monday August 22nd 

  • First games Saturday August 27-28th weekend 

  • November 21-25st is an off week from practices and games (American Thanksgiving)

  • 24 weeks of practice and game amount approximately 22  (depends on SYTHL Schedule)

  • Winter Holiday begins December 19th , and runs through January 2nd  -  2023 start date is January 2nd

  • All-star (SYTHL) team option for the top players in each age category ( see attached info)

  • Practices are professionally run from Mites through Peewee with a focus on individual player development, as well as game understanding and tactics.

 

Divisions:

6U/8U Division 2014 & under Tuesday/Thursday Skills, Saturday Games 8:15am

10U Division 2012-2013 Monday Skills, Saturday or Sunday games

12U Division 2010-2011 Wednesday Skills, Saturday or Sunday games

14U Division 2009-2010 Friday Skills, Saturday or Sunday games

High School Non Check Division 2004-2008 (Game only) Friday, Saturday or Sunday games

The Vision:

The Fire House development hockey program, in conjunction with the Cooler Learn To Play Hockey program, envisions a multi layered skill development approach for all youth hockey players starting at the grass roots level.  Capitalizing on the key skill acquirement years (9-12) our program is designed to get the young players puck touches. Implementing professionally structured practices, and skill development ice sessions, our goal is to help the players reach their talent ceiling. 

Key Concepts of the Program:

  • MITES- On ice touches (3 touches per week including  2 skill practices and 1 game)

  • Professionally structured practices and skill development sessions

  • Emphasis on individual skills along with the introduction of team play

  • A challenging environment yet a fun atmosphere with positive feedback to players

Pick the program option that best fits you:

 

Fire House Development Basic Package:  Mite-Squirt-Peewee- Bantam

24 skills sessions/practices 

Mite        (Tuesday or Thursday) Skills sessions  Tues-Thursday   5:10pm

Squirt     (Monday) Skills Session                                                       5:40pm

Peewee  (Wednesday) Skills Session                                                 5:40pm

Bantam  (Friday) practice                                                                        7pm

$1060 for the season (includes jersey and socks)

2 payment plans available- Full payment and 2 payment plan (1st payment at registration & final payment in October)

15 players per team 

High School Game only $600

20 games- Saturday/Sunday

 

 

Ultimate Development Path: Mite only

48 skills sessions (2 a week)

Mite Tuesday and Thursday skills sessions Tues 5:10pm – Thursday 5:10pm

$1,400 for the season (includes jersey and socks)

2 payment plans available- Full payment and 2 payment plan (1st payment at registration & final payment in October)

Fall All-Star SYTHL House Development Program

2022-23 Full Season House All-Star SYTHL Hockey

Program Description:

In conjunction with the Atlanta Fire House Development Hockey League, for the 2021 season, we will be unveiling a full season All-star level team at 10U-12U-14U.  These players will play in the Fire Development AND SYTHL league, and have supplemental practice, tournaments and exhibition games along with their full slate of AYHL hockey games.

Key details:

  • Selections prior to the start of the 2022-23 House Development Program

  • Players will participate in House Development Skills as well as have 1 team practice per week

  • Pre-selected and formalized tournament plan ( based on all 3 teams )

  • SYTHL league affiliations ( 5 league weekends -1 host 4 travel) 

  • Additional Weekly On ice practice ( approximately 20) not including House Development practices

  • SYTHL league ice slots included ( exhibition games not included in price)

  • Jerseys and socks ( home and away jersey and socks)

  • Tournaments are handled externally by team fund

  • We will coordinate as an organization to attend the same tournaments as  much as possible

 

Steps to join an All-Star team at your level?

  1. Enroll in the Fire house development program for the 2022-23 season

  2. Enroll in the tryout and evaluation process for the full season All-star teams Saturday May 21st 

  3. If selected , commit to the 2022-23 All-star team !

 

We are excited to turn such a successful All-star level year last season, into a more comprehensive development and team option in the 2021-22 Season.