The Carolina Rage is excited to announce the potential of mixed birth year teams for the 2020-2021 season.
As each Rage hockey season goes by, we continuously try to step back and evaluate each part of the program to decide whether we continue down the same path. We assess options to help the program to better strengthen development and the Rage program as a whole. We are very excited to be able to implement many new practice options that we feel will bring the kids to an even higher level than we have seen in previous years. Combining more Rage structured practice times with an amazing off ice and shooting program will continue to help the developmental engine soar.
One other change that you will see is that we will be fielding two teams at every age level through midget and teams will be selected with the best development path in mind. Each player will be selected to the team where the coaching group feels it will most benefit the individual’s overall development. We will continue to stay on the path of relevant training and look forward to seeing each player reach their highest potential each year. This being done not necessarily by birth year. We have given potential mixed birth year teams a lot of thought and have come to the conclusion that leaving the option open for mixed birth year teams can assure maximum growth for all players development.
One of the major factors in this decision stems from Tier II tournaments and not enough other programs across North America having single birth year divisions and teams. One guiding principle that we have always adhered too is learning to promote growth. After constant research along with many discussions and observations we believe that the option of mixed birth year teams will allow for the greatest development in the current southeast hockey market. Finding the best place for kids to develop their skills, love for the game and culture of hockey is and will always be the first thing on our minds.
We believe we have selected an awesome game/tournament schedule that will see some of the best Tier II teams in the country at all age levels. We would like to take advantage and maximize the potential of every Rage player and have kids playing where they will develop their skills and be counted on the most. Our goal is to assess each individual player thoroughly and work
together to strengthen their skills and bond with the sport of hockey. Again, this decision has been made to encourage true development on a yearly basis. We are excited to move forward with a positive mindset and a great plan that continues to build an amazing future.
Carolina Rage Hockey Club