|Feature||Tribe Fall Travel||Tribe Fall House|
|Age Levels and Programs||Mite, Ages 6-8, All Co Ed||Mite, Ages 4-8, All Co Ed|
|Season||August (Conditioning) - Early March||Mid September to Early March|
|Practice Events & Format||
Between 2-3 practice sessions each week, most on weekdays.
Format is a mix of Team-Studio, Team-Split Ice and All Teams-Skill sessions
1 per week on Sat.
Format is All Teams-Skill Session.
|League||Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL)||None - only play other Wilmette House Teams|
|Games||~30 games per season, 1-2 games a week and they mostly occur on weekends but can occur during weekdays||~20 games, all games on Sundays|
|Tournaments/ Playoffs||2 Tournaments including local Tournament over Thanksgiving and 1 out of town Tournament typically over Martin Luther King Weekend. Playoffs at end of season.||None|
|Coaching||WHA/Tribe Professional Coaches||Tribe Professional Coach for Skill Sessions coupled with Parent Volunteers as Team Coaches|
|Game Location||Home Games at Centennial/NSIA, Away Games throughout Chicagoland area (could include Rockford)||Almost all games at Centennial (few at NSIA due to ice conflicts)|
|Skill Level||Experienced team hockey players||All levels, from new hockey players to experienced|
|Game Format||Full Ice||Mix of Studio, Cross Ice and Full Ice|
|Additional Skills Sessions||Not available||For Jr & Sr Mites, 1 hour every 2 weeks available, extra fee applies.|
|Team Managers||Parent Volunteer Team Manager assigned to each team.||No|
|Team Expense Fund||Yes,
each Travel team collects an 'Expense fund' (approximately $200-400 per player) to cover team expenses (team functions outside the rink, coach's gifts, etc).
|Social Events||Organized Team Events such as dinners, outtings, etc (varies by team)||Club 'Family Skate' events|
|Coaching Feedback||Coaching/ Player progress updates given at team level at various points in the season. Video feedback used as a coaching tool.||No formal feedback, but coaches happy to chat when asked.|
|Jerseys||Home and Away jerseys/ socks provided by club for first year travel players. Separate practices jerseys may be provided (based on sponsorship)||1 Jersey and pair of socks provided.|
|Player Number||Picked by player and is 'kept' for Travel career (and it is taken with them to the Wilmette Hockey Braves)||Based on jersey provided and will change each season.|
|Goalies||Full Time Dedicated Goalies per team||Rotating Goalie duties, everyone gets to try!|
|Referees, Rules, Game Structure||Referees for every game; follow USA Hockey rule book and penalties are enforced (offsides, icing, minor/major penalties). Game structure 3 periods, 11-12 minutes (depends on level), stop time||Except for Snr Mite Full Ice games, no refs, or penalty enforcement. 1 period, ~55 min running clock. Snr Mite Full ice games introduce 3 periods and basic penalties.|
|Player Positions||Head coach assigns specific positions (may change throughout season based on coach's discretion)||Player positions are not assigned.|
|Outdoor Games||1-2 Outdoor games per season||None|