Coaches, Managers, and Players: Give Blood Play Hockey is one of the most exciting hockey tournaments of the year! This year we expect 100 teams across multiple divisions. It is going to be a fun, competitive tournament. At the request of several coaches, we wish to clarify the age groups for the tournament. Please see the below division definitions.
Age cut off is 12/31/2016. Each division will have at least two levels: A and AA. Based on the number of entrees in a division and the skill levels of the teams, we may add a third AAA division. Players may play one division up from their age group and girl players may play down one birth year, i.e. a 2007 birth year girl can play in the 8U division, but a 2006 cannot. We ask that all coaches enter their team in the division that best represents the skill level of the team. Example; if your team played AA last season, or plan to do so this season, please register your team in that division. Any team rostering a player that played AAA at NARCH or AAU last year must register their team at the highest level in a division. If you have any questions, please contact Eddie Limbaga, firstname.lastname@example.org, at The Rinks Irvine Inline to help with classifying your team.
Divisions are as follows:
- Birth year 2008 & 2009 are 8U
- Birth year 2006 & 2007 are 10U
- Birth year 2004 & 2005 are 12U
- Birth year 2002 & 2003 are 14U
- Birth year 2000 & 2001 are 16U
- Birth year 1998 & 1999 are 18U
- Birth year 1997 and all other – Adult