The Junior Sharks have made a commitment to each individual’s skill development. The Jr. Sharks strive to accomplish this by:
"Our goal is long-term development, not short-term success."
The Jr. Sharks have several levels of play to meet the needs of hockey players. Tier I “AAA” teams are made up of highly skilled ice hockey players in northern California. Almost 60% of the Tier players live outside of the San Jose city limits, a fact that impacts our program’s structure. The mission of the Jr. Sharks Tier I “AAA” teams is to develop elite players capable of attaining their future hockey goals. The Jr. Sharks promote good character and sportsmanship, life skills that are beneficial to all.
For players who are not as interested in the travel investment or are beginning in competitive hockey, the Travel AA, A, and B team teams play in the NORCAL and CAHA leagues depending on the classification. Once again this year, we will not field a Mite travel team. An in-house Mite program will be hosted by Sharks Ice at San Jose. The Jr. Sharks intend to field Travel teams as shown below, although this is subject to change.
The San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls' Hockey teams meet the needs of competitive demands of female hockey players. The Jr. Sharks offer teams for all age and skill levels. Team designations will be determined based on the competitive skill level of the team.
Off-Ice training on practice days
Expected School days missed