The goal of our House League Hockey Program is to teach players how to be better skaters, to learn how to play the game of hockey, and to have fun doing so. CKHA utilizes a core of dedicated coaches to help our players master the fundamental skills essential to be better hockey players, while learning the basics of the game. CKHA House League is the perfect recreational hockey opportunity for beginning/intermediate hockey players.
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Lower House (8U)
The 8U House Program is the natural progression for players who have completed Learn-to-Play or Learn-to-Skate sessions and have had the appropriate conversation with the Director of Hockey. The primary goal of this program is to further enhance the skills of beginner to intermediate players, ensuring that they not only enjoy the game but also have the opportunity to advance to more competitive levels in the future. It is important for each player to have their own equipment before joining this program.
Upper House FLEX (10U & 12U)
The Upper House program is an important phase of CKHA’s player progression model and is aimed at the beginner to intermediate skilled players. It is designed to enhance skill development in all players and to introduce them to the exciting game of hockey. The primary goal is to nurture players and prepare them for progression into more competitive levels of hockey.
The House League Hockey Program is broken up into 2 age groups, covering from 5 years old, all the way to 12 years old.
All boys and girls meeting the age requirements that have graduated from Learn To Play. Please email Chris Lipsett, firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if your player is eligible for house.
All practices and games will be in Lexington, at the Lexington Ice Center.
Session 1 – Runs late September to mid-December.
Session 2 – Runs early January to mid-March.
Teams will practice once a week (sometimes twice) with their designated division. Each session will include 15 practice hours.
Teams will play 6-8 games over the course of each 12 week session.
Team uniforms will be provided by CKHA. There is a $20 rental fee per session for Jersey's. This is a non-refundable fee and is aimed to keep costs down. Families wishing to purchase Travel program jersey's may still do so but this is not required.
Eligible 8U, 10U, & 12U players may pay additional fees to play on Select Tournament teams that will play in 2-3 tournaments and potentially play outside organizations. Additional practices included see our Select Tournament Teams webpage for additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between House League, FLEX, Select & Travel?
- House league involves a range of skills and levels of play with no tryouts. All games are played at the home facility against teams from within the same association.
- FLEX is a USA Hockey program model that allows kids to play outside of their age classification. For example, in the upper house division, you may see children 9 - 14 years old playing against each other.
- Select gives more advanced house league players the opportunity to play against kids from other associations. Select teams will typically play at the "B" level, have a limited schedule, and light travel.
- Travel hockey involves a higher set of skills and level of play, and kids must attend tryouts. Games are played against other associations in the same league. There are usually 2 or 3 tournaments requiring hotel stays.
Winter/Spring 24 House Session 2
Please go to 8U Mite Hockey to register for Lower House: https://www.centralkentuckyhockey.com/program/8u-mite-hockey/4161
Upper House FLEX
A full-ice house league primarily for players that are 12 and under. Eligible players will be 9, 10, 11, and 12 year-olds, as well as 13 year old+ players in certain circumstances. Players will practice once per week and play 6-8 games per session, all in Lexington. Eligible 10U & 12U players may also choose to sign up for our Select Tournament teams for an additional cost. (Select teams will involve some travel to neighboring states & associations.)
Session – Runs mid-December through the end of February
Cost - $500 + $20 Jersey rental