Mites Program for 8 and Under

The Capital City Vipers are proud to offer the most advanced Mite skill development program in Central Pennsylvania. We offer 8U Mite hockey at varying levels from beginner to expert.

Our 8U Mite program offers age-appropriate skating and stick skills on multiple ice surfaces, Viper mites practice on a 1/3rd-size rink that we affectionally call "The Puddle" as well as participate in group practices that use 1/3 sheet of ice.  The variety of ice surface opportunities offered, coupled with small and large nets are the perfect size for developing critical skills spatial awareness while building compete level.

All practices and clinics are station-based with an extremely high number of repetitions with little or no waiting. In addition to skills stations, practices also include small-area games allowing players to learn to make decisions in a game-like environment allowing them to build Hockey IQ and confidence with skating and stick-handling.


Full Travel

The Mite 8U Full travel program is an opportunity for more advanced players to play in a more competitive environment playing in the Atlantic Hockey Federation. Travel teams play at least 24 games.

Recreational/Limited Travel

The Mite 8U Recreational/Limited Travel program is great for players that know how to ice skate, have some basic hockey skills and are feel ready to join a team to take their hockey skills to the next level.

More information about 8U recreational/limited travel is coming soon.

Travel 8U includes:

  • 48 Team Practices
  • 24+ Games
  • 5 Goalie clinics (all players interested in goaltending welcome, we provide equipment)
  • 5 Hockey skill sessions
  • 5 Pre-season off-ice sessions
  • League Showcases: AHF Jamoboree
  • Pre-season training camp where the players can immerse themselves in hockey while building relationships with their teammates
  • Practices start Sept 6

Ready to get started?

Visit our Registration page to start your journey today.