A/B hockey is where most athletes get their first taste of travel hockey. Under the California Amateur Hockey Association rules there are three levels of this system: B, BB, and A.
B is the lowest and A is the highest. These levels of hockey are designed to graduate players from house league play to Tier hockey.
Flyers A Program
A Hockey - A hockey is fast and competitive. At this level, most players have been playing the sport for three or four years. Squirt hockey in California does not have a Tier division (AA) and so A is the highest level one can play while a Squirt. The most skilled athletes under 10 years of age play at this level. If an athlete is not ready for this level of play, they might be better suited for our BB Program.
Flyers BB Program
BB Hockey - Athletes' individual skills should be strong enough to play as part of a team. Coaches will teach systems and work on the fundamentals of team play. At the end of the BB season players should have a firm understanding of positioning and begin to develop their “Hockey IQ”.
Flyers B Program
B Hockey - Athletes can skate pass and shoot. Athletes understand the rules and fundamentals of the sport of hockey. This level is meant to give the athlete the individual skills required to play at higher levels. At first, players may have difficulty understanding systems and team play but with Flyers coaching and playing a full season should start feeling more comfortable.
For an athlete to develop properly they need to compete at the appropriate level. For instance, a player with skills best suited to play B Hockey would have difficulty developing their skills while trying to keep up with players on an A Hockey team. They would most likely become frustrated and discouraged.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOC.
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The Santa Clarita Flyers Hockey Club is committed to establishing an athletic experience that enriches and empowers the youth of our community through hockey. We strive to develop committed athletes on and off the ice, who are of character and integrity and will positively influence their communities throughout their lifetimes.