Registration for the 2016-2017 Ridgefield Lions Mite travel hockey program is currently open to players born between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011.

The program offers a unique continuous evaluation process whereby young players are evaluated from the first time they hit the ice in late August through October. In past years, the program has been fortunate enough to field three Mite teams using a multi-week evaluation period. The continuous evaluation period allows coaches to evaluate players properly and ultimately place them on the appropriate team as they progress.

The Mite program focuses on fun and individual skill development, and is aligned with the USA Hockey ADM model. In addition, each group will play in a cross-ice league at different points of the season at Chelsea Piers in Stamford.

The program is open to all area residents who are looking for a family-friendly hockey experience. The season begins in late August and continues into February.

Please click on the Register Online link on the left side of the RAHA website, www.ridgefieldhockey.org.

Contact John Markwell, jmarkwell@ridgefieldhockey.org, for more information.