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Rookie Camp

EPHA Rookie Camp Rocks!

The Registration "Rookie Camp " is not currently available.

Rookie Camp requires that you register with USA Hockey to obtain a player identification number. Once you secure your number,  you will be able to register for the FREE Rookie Camp. We're looking forward to seeing you on the ice!


For additional information about Rookie Camps, 
contact the EPHA Growth Director at

Jessica Engelstad

Growth Director


Session #1 Fall 2024

Date Rink Ice Time
September 15, 2024 ЕРСС 3 2:45 PM
September 22, 2024 ЕРСС 2 1:15 PM
September 29, 2024 ЕРСС 2 11:45 AM
October 6, 2024 ЕРСС 2 11:45 AM

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 the start of Rookie Camp. If you are a non-Eden Prairie resident, there is a cost of $125.00 listed in the registration.

Rookie Camp is typically once a week on Sundays.

If you would like more information about our FREE Rookie Camp sessions being offered for 2024-2025, please click on the link below to request more information.

This program is for NEW players only.  Currently registered and/or previous 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!

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.

IMPORTANT: Rookie Camp Equipment

First impressions are everything right? To ensure that your skater has a great first experience, preparation is key. All Rookie Camp participants must come prepared with all required equipment for safety and success on the ice.  

What Equipment Do I Need?

To Bring or Borrow To Purchase Provided
Jock or Jill Cup/Girdle Neck Guard Jerseys will be provided to all players
Helmet w/Cage or Shield Mouth Gaurd
Shoulder pads (optional)
Elbow Pads 
Breezers + hockey socks or sweatpants + sock tape
Shin pads 
Hockey Gloves
Water Bottle

How Do I borrow equipment?

EPHA has a limited amount of equipment available to borrow for Eden Prairie residents through the Equipment Rental Program.

Rental program details:

  • Requests MUST be made at least seven days in advance of the first session. 
  • 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.
  • Unless you have received confirmation that gear is available for your player, you must provide your own equipment.   
  • The equipment program is run entirely by volunteers and we absolutely cannot accommodate last-minute requests or fulfill needs the day of Rookie Camp.  

The Equipment Rental Program is run by EPHA volunteers. Please be courteous and patient when receiving and/or returning equipment. We are proud to provide this service to players and Rookie Campers and we do our best to meet as many needs as possible. 

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 4-6
Mite (Boys) / 8U (Girls) K-3rd, See the Mite / 8U page (Teams > Mite/8U) for additional information

If you have any questions about your child's appropriate level of play,  please contact the EPHA Growth Director.

Jessica Engelstad

Growth Director