The Atlanta Fire House Development Program

Beginning with the "Learn to Skate" and "Learn to Play" programs, The Cooler graduates Learn To Play Hockey level 4 players into The Atlanta Fire House Development Program. We offer two House League seasons. The Fall season typically runs from August to February, with the teams (Squirt and above)playing games against four other metro area programs. The Spring season typically runs from March through June, with the teams playing other teams within our rink.


The program continues to develop the advanced player through the nationally recognized Atlanta Fire Travel Hockey Program. The Atlanta Fire concluded the 2010-2017-2018-2019 seasons by winning  the USA Hockey National Championship Tournaments. Fire alumni have continued on to successful careers at the prep, junior, NCAA, and professional levels.


The Spring House Development Program

Mite, Squirt, and Peewee divisions will have weekly Skills sessions on designated nights. There will be professional training, and development for these age categories to enhance the player’s individual development. Power skating, edge control, sticking handling, fakes/ dekes, passing, shooting, and small area games will all be covered. Each skill session will have a specific theme to peak the player’s interest in the game.

Projected Evaluation date- Late March

Season will run from early April through end of May

8U-10U-12U This program includes an 8 week spring season with 1 Game and 1 Wednesday night Skills session per week.

High School 14U/16U This program includes an 8 week spring season with 2 Games per week.

The Fall House Development Program

2020/21 Fire House Development Hockey Program

Tryout date: August 15-16th weekend

Pre-registration required
Saturday, August 15th, 2020
 8:30 am 8U 

9:30 am 10U

10:30 am 12U 

11:30 am 14U 

12:30 pm high School

First day of Practice Monday August 24h

  • First games Saturday Septmber 5-6th weekend after holiday

  • November 23-29th  is an off week from practices and games (American Thanksgiving)

  • 24 weeks of practice and game amount approximately 22  (depends on AYHL Schedule)

  • Winter Holiday begins December 20th , and runs through January 3th  -  2021 start date is January 4th

  • All-star team option for the top players in each age category ( see attached info)

  • Practices are professionally run from Mites through Peewee with a focus on individual player development, as well as game understanding and tactics.



6U/8U Division 2012 & under Tuesday/Thursday Skills, Saturday Games 8:15am

10U Division 2010-2011 Monday Skills, Saturday or Sunday games

12U Division 2008-2009 Wednesday Skills, Saturday or Sunday games

14U Division 2006-2007 Friday Skills, Saturday or Sunday games

High School Non Check Division 2002-2005(Game only) Friday, Saturday or Sunday games

The Vision:

The Fire House development hockey program, in conjunction with the Cooler Learn To Play Hockey program, envisions a multi layered skill development approach for all youth hockey players starting at the grass roots level.  Capitalizing on the key skill acquirement years (9-12) our program is designed to get the young players puck touches. Implementing professionally structured practices, and skill development ice sessions, our goal is to help the players reach their talent ceiling. 

Key Concepts of the Program:

  • MITES- On ice touches (3 touches per week including  2 skill practices and 1 game)

  • Professionally structured practices and skill development sessions

  • Emphasis on individual skills along with the introduction of team play

  • A challenging environment yet a fun atmosphere with positive feedback to players

Pick the program option that best fits you:


Fire House Development Basic Package:  Mite-Squirt-Peewee- Bantam

24 skills sessions/practices 

Mite        (Tuesday or Thursday) Skills sessions  Tues-Thursday  5:10pm

Squirt     (Monday) Skills Session  5:40pm

Peewee  (Wednesday) Skills Session  5:40pm

Bantam  (Friday) practice 7pm

High School Game only $450

20 games- Saturday/Sunday


$1060 for the season (includes jersey and socks)

2 payment plans available- Full payment and 2 payment plan (1st payment at registration & final payment in October)

15 players per team


Ultimate Development Path: Mite only

48 skills sessions (2 a week)

Mite Tuesday and Thursday skills sessions Tues 5:10pm – Thursday 5:10pm

$1,400 for the season (includes jersey and socks)

2 payment plans available- Full payment and 2 payment plan (1st payment at registration & final payment in October)

The Fall All-Star House Development Program

2020-21 Full Season House All-Star Hockey

Program Description:

In conjunction with the Atlanta Fire House Development Hockey League, for the 2021 season, we will be unveiling a full season All-star level team at 10U-12U-14U.  These players will play in the Fire Development league, and have supplemental practice, tournaments and exhibition games around their full slate of AYHL hockey games.

Key details:

  • Selections prior to the start of the 2020-21 House Development Program

  • Players will participate in House Development Skills as well as have 1 team practice per week

  • Pre-selected and formalized tournament plan ( based on all 3 teams )

  • Exhibition ice slots for reciprocating friendly games

  • Additional Weekly On ice practice ( approximately 20) not including House Development practices

  • 8 home games slots with refs included

  • Jerseys and socks ( home and away jersey and socks)

  • Tournaments are handled externally by team fund

  • We will coordinate as an organization to attend the same tournaments as  much as possible


Steps to join an All-Star team at your level?

  1. Enroll in the Fire house development program for the 2020-21 season

  2. Enroll in the tryout and evaluation process for the full season All-star teams

  3. If selected , commit to the 2020-21 All-star team !


We are excited to turn such a successful All-star level year last season, into a more comprehensive development and team option in the 2020-21 Season.