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Half Year Devo House

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Program Overview

New to Hockey?  Want to give it a try?  Join the Wilmette Tribe Half Year Devo Mite House program.  It is a fun, low-stress, introductory Hockey experience that will introduce your player to individual skills while having the excitement of being on a team.  The program is geared toward players aged 4-8 (birth year 2009 and younger).

This is a great program to graduate to after the Park District Programs such as Learn To Skate programs or Intro To Team Hockey. However, any child with basic skating skills will feel comfortable in the Tribe's program. 

The Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club’s goal is for young hockey players to develop a foundation of skills and love for the game so they play for a lifetime.  Hockey is a game of skill AND passion.  Wilmette Tribe club members come to the rink with energy and an edge that let's everyone know--they are a hockey player and they love the game!

Key Features of Wilmette Tribe House Program:

  • Led by our Wilmette Tribe professional coaches
  • 1 day a week session that is mix of practice and a scrimmage game on the Studio Ice
  • Participation in Super Sunday
  • Jersey and Socks provided by the club
  • Access to FREE used gear donated by other club families

Important Dates

The season runs from January 13th, 2019 to March 3rd, 2019 (8 weeks). Sessions will be on  Sundays from 3:20 - 4:20

The one hour session is split between practice and game "scrimmage". 

Sessions are held at Centennial Ice Studio Rink.

Please see the Calendar for exact times and locations as they may change.

In each session, Half Year Devo players are split onto 2 teams that play at the same time. Thus, friend and family requests are not necessary.



  • Half Year Devo House Program $245

Coaching Team

Instruction is provided by professional Wilmette Tribe Hockey Association coaches under the direction of the Tribe SkillsDirector Joe Heaton.

The coaches emphasizes individual player skill development through fun, efficient and challenging drills, making the game exciting for entry level players.  

Required Equipment

Team Jerseys and socks are provided by the club at no additional cost.

Full equipment is required

All players MUST have the following properly fitted equipment to take the ice for any practice, clinic or game:

  • HECC certified helmet with full face mask
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Shin guards
  • Cup and supporter for boys or pelvic protector for girls
  • Stick
  • Gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Properly fitted and sharpened skates
  • Mouth guard
  • Neck guard 
  • Hockey socks (provided by the club)
  • Jersey (provided by the club) 

Equipment for WTHC programs CANNOT be rented from the Park District.  

We will have a limited supply of Free Used gear that has been donated by Wilmette Tribe and Wilmette Hockey Association families.  Gear will be available in early Jan, more details once registered.

View our Gear page to find places where you can buy gear.

AAU Membership

The Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club is a member of CUHL (Chicago United Hockey League, an AAU organization). Registration requires an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) membership. AAU membership, among other items, provides a comprehensive insurance program and provides protection for athletes while participating in competitions and practices.

AAU Annual membership is $14.  

Register here for your AAU membership.  Choose "Extended Benefits" and enter club code WYW3AW  - Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club.  During registration you will be asked for your Membership ID number (6 digit code).

You must have a valid AAU number prior to getting on the ice.


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