"Our goal is long-term development, not short-term success"
The San Jose Jr. Sharks offer competitive programs for both boys (9-18), girls (8-19) and Women 20.
Our Travel A/B/AA programs goal is to provide a fun, developmental, and competitive opportunity for players looking to play youth hockey while limiting time, travel, and cost commitments.
Extending this strong foundation, Tier I programs goal is to provide a fun, developmental, and competitive opportunity for players looking to play youth hockey who have the skill, dedication, and desire to play hockey at the junior and collegiate levels.
The Girls program is committed to nurture a love with the sport of hockey, especially at the younger ages. While the Jr. Sharks strive to create two similar paths (Travel and Tier I) for our girl members, the numbers of girls playing in the Jr. Sharks are not there at this time. Therefore the Jr. Sharks will continue to recruit, retain, and develop their player pool as the objective of the Jr. Sharks in the coming years will be to offer two teams at 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 19U. However, until that time the Jr. Sharks will work to satisfy both goal orientated players in the current team structure.
The San Jose Jr. Sharks has teams in age categories for Boys 9-18 years old, Girls 8-19 years old and Women’s teams. Jr. Sharks have teams in the following age and competitive level categories:
The Jr. Sharks have boys and girls teams. A few girls may play on the boys teams however the Jr. Sharks strongly encourage girls to play girls’ hockey.
The Jr. Sharks season begins with practices in mid-August or September and concludes in February or March of the following year. Schedules for individual teams will be available at tryouts.
Based on the level of play the Jr. Sharks.....
*26 Games for 10U
|AA & AAA||40-60||Across US and Canada||State, Regional and National Championships|
|A & B||30-40||Northern CA, possible travel tournaments||Northern CA and State Championships|
|Girls||40-45*||Northern CA, Tournaments||Pacific Districts and National Championships|
|Women||20-25||US and Canada, Tournaments||Pacific Districts and National Championships|
The Jr. Sharks program general estimated costs include season fees, travel expenses and soft goods. Specific season costs will be presented at team tryouts.
Visit our Overview and Costs Page to learn more
San Jose Jr. Sharks Coaches, managers and other individuals who have routine access to children (anyone under the age of majority) are required to have current background screening compliance through the CAHA Screening program: http://caha.com/view.pl?p=screening/index.htm
|Team||Weekly Ice||Weekly off Ice|
|AAA||2 - 3 90 minutes||2-3 times a week|
|AA / A B||(2) 75 minutes 1 full ice, 1 shared||Once a week for Bantams and Midgets|
|All Girls teams||1-2 60 minutes mixed full and shared ice||Once a week|
Due to travel to tournaments players can expect to miss a few school.