Q: We do not live in Marlton, can we play?
A: Yes, we have kids from the surrounding towns that participate.
Q: Can I request my child play with his friend?
A: Sure, but we are not able to support requests due to the size of the program and the draft process. Sorry, thanks for understanding!
Q: I registered, what is next?
A: Penguin & Beaver only will attend a Ratings/Evaluation night in early Oct. Coaches DRAFT player in late October and notify parent by Nov 1. Freshman teams are drafted mid November and will be notified by Thanksgiving, Every player who registers by the deadline is Drafted/Assigned to a team.
Q: Will my son and daughter play on the same team?
A: If they are in the same division, siblings will be on the same team if they are all registered prior to the drafts! If one registers post draft and the team is full or creates an imbalance, they are not guaranteed to be on the same team.
Q: I tried to sign up and there were no spots left?
A: We never like to turn away a player, however, by draft time, we have limited coaches, the number of teams are set which limits the maximum number of players in that division.
Q: I unfortunately signed up late, when will I be notified by our coach?
A: After teams are selected, late registrations are usually notified within a couple of weeks. This allows us to see if any players already on a team get hurt, quit, etc and we can keep the numbers on each team balanced. We ask for patience in assigning your child to a team. Request cannot be honored and siblings could assigned to different teams.
Q: Can my Child Play-Up or Down a Division?
A: We do not allow players to play out of their division for many reasons. The only exception is 15 Year olds are eligible to play in both the Cadet and Freshman Division. Girls are eligible to play down 1 year.
Q: My daughter would like to play, what are the age restrictions?
A: Girls are welcome. They can play an extra year in each division. Ex 7, 10, 13, 16 year old girls can play in the division below. So, 10 year olds can play Penguin, 13 years old in Beaver, etc. if they would like to.
Q: Is my child required to wear certain equipment?
A: YES, safety first! Please visit the Equipment Page to find out what you need. Sticks are sold at the rink. Dicks Sporting Goods coupon is also available on the homepage.
Q: Can my child use a MYLEC helmet (they are stylish!)?
A: No, they are not HECC certified (big sticker on the back) and all helmets are required to be HECC certified.
Q: My kid gets hot while on the rink, can he take off his helmet?
A: No, sorry. Helmets must always be worn when on the rink and bench area.
Q: Will the equipment be provided for my child?
A: No. It must be purchased. A jersey will be provided (and they are NICE!) But if this is an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: My son would like to try goalie. Do I need to buy equipment?
A: No. We do have goalie equipment that can be borrowed for all divisions. Many players choose to wear their own.
Q: Is Checking allowed?
A: No, however there is incidental contact and players will bump for positioning in front of the net. There is some shoulder to shoulder contact in the corners as players try to win the ball. Checking is a minor or major penalty.
Q: When does the season start? When does it end? (for winter)
A: Practices begin in November. Games begin in December, ends in February; Chipmunks start mid-November when practice/games sessions begin. Teams will be notified in the last week of October.
Q: When do Chipmunks (4 to 6) play?
A: Chipmunks play on the weekends only; typically, in the morning, early afternoon. Practices and games are combined in the same session.
Q: What about everyone else, when do we play?
A: We play 7 days a week due to the demand for rink time. Penguin, Beaver, and Cadet play on weekends and weeknights. There are no set days/nights. Penguin (7-9’s) games usually are not scheduled to start later than 6pm. We have found a distributed schedule has allowed more kids to play and limits conflicts. Weather (SNOW) has helped manipulate the schedule in the past when getting make up dates scheduled. Freshman Division (16-19’s) plays Tue/Thu nights.
Q: Why is a split schedule posted?
A: Because we play outside, weather manipulates our schedule. December schedule is posted by Thanksgiving. January/February schedule is posted by Christmas. Playoff Schedule is posted prior to the last week of the season.
Q: I or my child would like to referee.
A: We are always in need of Adult Referee’s and Youths (1st Yr Cadets and older), please visit our Rules & Referee’s page.
Q: I'd like to coach, what do I need? (BTW, we always need coaches, Head & Assistants, so thanks for volunteering!)
A: A great attitude and a Rutgers Coaching Certification, Current Background Check and Concussion Certification at the minimum. Check the MRC Coaches Page for the requirements.