Parents, below is additional information regarding placements for 8u/Mites.   You will need to attend both days unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, July 29 – Day 1
On day 1, please attend only one session based on your player’s last name:

  • A-M (Last Name): 2:20pm
  • N-Z (Last Name): 4:00pm

By 10pm on July 29, group assignments for the next day will be posted on our website ( On Day 2, some players who are assigned to Group 1 may be asked to stay for Group 2. 

Sunday, July 30 – Day 2

  • Group 1: 10:00 am – 10:45 am
  • Group 2: 11:00 am – 11:45 am

If you are not able to attend one or both days of placements, you should email no later than Saturday July 15th. Supplemental placement information will be communicated to those who email. 

For day 1, plan to arrive 60 minutes prior to your start time to allow time to check in, obtain a pinnie and evaluation number.  Please bring a print out of your 2023-2024 USA Hockey Number if you are able to.   If your player is new to SPHC this season, you will need to also bring in a copy (no originals) of your player’s birth certificate to confirm their birth year.   

For day 2, you only need to check-in upon arrival. You will keep your pinnie for both sessions and return it at the conclusion of all sessions. 

There will be no goalie evaluations during any sessions, all players will skate as players. 

Other important details

  • Check the lobby monitors when you arrive for locker room assignments. All players must change in the locker rooms.
  • The SPHC registration table will be on the lower level in one of the party rooms. Check-in when you arrive to receive your player’s number (Pinnie). Parents/guardians should note the pinnie number, it will be used to identify your group for the second day and final placement.  Return your Pinnie at the end of your player’s final session.
  • Parents/guardians may not interfere with on-ice or off-ice evaluators during placement sessions.  In the bleachers, we only have the first third of the stands open for parents.  The rest will be blocked off.   This gives the evaluators to freedom to sit in the middle where we can better monitor the players on both sides of the rink.  Parents are not permitted to congregate or watch placements from the lower lobby or around the perimeter of the rink. Parents can observe the sessions either in the first third of the bleachers or at Bubba’s. LiveBarn will be closed during those placement times.   Parents are welcome to watch placements but from those two areas only.
  • Your player should bring their own water bottle if necessary. Players are responsible for his/her own bottle.
  • All registered players are guaranteed a roster spot.

At the conclusion of placements and the evening of July 30, your team assignment will be posted to the website. Your coach will follow up with you as well. Once your team is created in TeamSnap, you will be assigned to the new account and the Summer Skills account will be retired. The practice schedule will be available in your Team account from that point on. Below are the tentative weekday practice dates for August, weekend dates and any other changes to the practice schedule will be communicated once set . These practice dates won’t be loaded until the teams are finalized and in TeamSnap. 

Friday 8/4 – 7:00pm

Tuesday 8/8 – 6:00pm

Friday 8/11 – 7:00pm

Friday 8/18 – 7:00 pm

Tuesday 8/22 – 6:00pm

Friday 8/25 – 7:00pm

South Pittsburgh Hockey Club