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Rookie Camp

2020-2021 Rookie Camp Session #1 is FULL!

Session #1 of Rookie Camp is currently FULL. If you would like to be considered for the wait list or get more information about Rookie Camp Session #2 starting in November - please contact Kate Kadlec, Growth Director. 

Kate Kadlec

Growth Director

ROOKIE CAMP DATES & TIMES

Session #1 Dates & Times

Date Rink Arrival Time Ice Time
9/20/2020 EPCC // Rink 3 1:35 pm 1:45-2:45 pm
9/27/2020 EPCC // Rink 2 12:20 pm 12:30-1:30 pm
10/4/2020 EPCC // Rink 3 1:50 pm 2:00-3:00 pm
10/11/2020 EPCC // Rink 3 2:50 pm 3:00-4:00 pm

2020-2021 Rookie Camp Overview

Rookie Camp is a great opportunity for young players to be introduced to hockey in a fun, relaxed, supportive environment.

This FREE program is open to all potential Eden Prairie Mite/8U players (Kindergarten through 3rd Grade), along with Eden Prairie pre-schoolers who will be 4 years old by February 23, 2021.

Rookie Camp is typically once a week on Sunday afternoons.

If you would like more information about our FREE Rookie Camp sessions being offered for 2020 - 2021, please click on the link below to request more information.

Currently registered Mite/8U players are not eligible for Rookie Camp, including helping siblings on the ice.  Thank you for your help in keeping the focus on beginning skaters and those trying hockey for the first time!


EPHA Levels of Play Guidelines

Level General Guidelines
Rookie Camp must be 4 years old at the start of Rookie Camp through 3rd grade
Termites pre-K through K, ages 4-5
Mite 1 / 8U 1 K-1st graders new to hockey
Mite 2 / 8U 2 1st graders with 1 year of Mites/8U and 2nd graders new to hockey
Mite 3 / 8U 3 2nd-3rd graders with 1-2 years of Mites/8U and 3rd graders new to hockey
Mite 4 2nd-3rd graders with 1-3 years of Mites/8U, team placement based on evaluations

If you have any questions about your child's appropriate level of play,  please contact the Mite Director, Kristin Olson at mitedirector@ephockey.com.


Kate Kadlec

Growth Director

IMPORTANT: Rookie Camp Equipment

All Rookie Camp participants must come prepared with all required equipment for safety and success on the ice.  Please click on the above Rookie Camp Information link for a list of items needed.  

EPHA has a LIMITED amount of equipment available to borrow, however, advanced request is required (click link below to submit request).  Unless you have received confirmation that gear is available for your player, you must provide your own equipment.  Equipment requests MUST be submitted one week prior to the first day of Rookie Camp.  Available equipment is first come, first served.  All requests are time stamped and will be given out in the order received until the supply is depleted.

The equipment program is run entirely by volunteers and we absolutely cannot accommodate last-minute requests or fulfill needs the day of Rookie Camp.  Remember to plan ahead, including bringing your own sock tape, mouth guards, neck guards, socks and any other items needed.  We want to continue to offer this FREE program and cannot provide these items to all participants.

Please be courteous and kind to our volunteers when receiving and/or returning equipment.  It is a huge undertaking to provide this service to players and Rookie Campers and we do our best to meet as many needs as possible.

Equipment Request Form

Click here to submit equipment requests. Due to limited supply, there are no guarantees that equipment will be available. You will be contacted within a week of your request with information and availability. EPHA does not provide the following items: neck guard, mouth guard, velcro shorts and/or sock tape (to hold up socks). Please provide these additional items.