To create an unrivaled youth hockey experience for the entire family.
For those players that stay with us through Bantam, they will be fully prepared for competitive High School hockey. A significant proportion of the Lake Forest High School teams come from the WC Hockey Program, many of whom are also multisport high school athletes.
Other select players will graduate to top end programs such as Central States and AAA earlier in their journey – something we have a strong track record of developing and supporting. Many of our players have graduated to top elite programs such as Team Illinois, Mission, CYA, and LFA Prep.
Our mission also supports a larger Winter Club objective to keep kids playing with their friends from the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff community right through to High School. This differs significantly from clubs that recruit across the city and state, leading to different teammates from different communities every year.
To be successful, we understand it is imperative to have a highly engaged hockey staff and rinks committee. We also believe the quality and consistency of our coaching is paramount to our success, which is why we employ professional, certified coaches for every team.
Our goal is to have multiple teams per age group, where supported by membership numbers. For the 2018-19 season, we will have two teams at the Mite/8U level and three at the Squirt/10U level. These teams will be assessed and assigned by skill level to provide the best developmental experience for each player. The teams will play in different leagues, offering a competitive program for each. To ensure that we have sufficient numbers at the older ages, we invite a small number of non-members to play beginning at the Squirt/10U level.
For the 2018-19 season, the Pee Wee/12U and Bantam/14U levels will have one team in each age group, playing against other competitive travel teams. Our numbers continue to grow and we anticipate offering two teams through Pee Wee/12U for the 2019-2020 season.
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