At the Select level (C level), teams will be organized in line with the USA Hockey recreational team model. Recreational hockey is the backbone of youth hockey in the United States.
The Select program is designed to provide opportunities to play for enjoyment, fitness, relaxation and fellowship. Skill development is of the utmost importance and focus.
Teamwork, sportsmanship and the development of self-esteem are stressed. Winning games is of lower priority.
In order to achieve the appropriate level of development the following guidelines will apply to C level teams:
A general tryout will occur for Select level players.
Practice hours will be limited and will include off-ice training through organized chalk talks and dry land workouts. Select teams will primarily practice at Wonderland of Ice.
The target for games is 20 to 30 (16 to 20 for Mite Select). Most games will be against other CHC teams.
Travel will be limited to Connecticut.