Answers to the most common questions we receive
Teams generally have 2 practices each week. Our 8U, 10U and 12U teams practice only at Port Washington. The 14U, 16U, 18U teams practice at Port Washington and/or Iceworks. We DO NOT practice outside of Nassau County. We NEVER practice in Brooklyn. We also schedule biweekly sessions with Erik Nates and his staff for 8U to 14U III Players.Teams. They may be in addition to or in lieu of practice on a given week.
Go to the Edge store to find out costs for individual teams This includes LIAHL League membership and fees, Spring practice and off-ice Annex sessions, power skating for younger teams, goalie sessions, and 20 game slots. Jerseys cost approx. $250 per set including socks and are not included in the team fee. Anticipated costs for second leagues (12U-18U) are also included. Tournament admission fees for 8U and 10U are also included as indicated in the Season Fee Description for each team.
8U Mite Teams will play an “All in” fee of $2750 based on a more rtelaxed schedule and practice configuration.
8U and 10U home games are played at Port Washington. Older teams share home ice at Iceworks, Aviator, and Ice Hutch. Away games are generally in the Metropolitan area unless membership in a second league requires out of state play. Having a varied geography often encourages teams outside Long Island to travel to us to play. This is especially true of teams from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Correct. There is a hockey specific training center directly across from the rink – the Family Skating Annex. RapidShot and RapidHands systems allow players to improve shooting and stick handling. Physical training with certified trainers from OTMT training is will improve players’ overall strength, agilioty, and conditioning. Teams (10U II and older) are scheduled for a weekly team sessions co-ordinated with their practice schedules. (10U III players train once a month). Fees for off ice training are added to the base cost of each team.
EDGE teams are registered at the Tier II level. WE generally will have ”second” teams at each age group that play at the Tier III level. Second teams that are composed of more experienced and able players may elect to play in the LIAHL “Milner” Division when offered by the LIAHL. . Teams playing in The EJEPL will be placed in levels determined by the caliber of each team enrolled and their ability to compete successfully..
The Edge has been playing since 1987. We started with two independent teams and have grown to a full fledged, well respected organization. Our focus is on preparing players for high quality competition at the 14U,16U,18U levels. We have typically been in the running for a top spot in the LIAHL. EDGE teams have consistently represented the League at State Championships and have had two trips to the USA Hockey National Tournament.
Our league of choice is the Long Island Hockey League. Teams also have the option of joining second leagues…usually the EJEPL where we play at the level most suitable for the talents and strengths of each team, whether Diamond, Gold, or Silver..
We provide a weekly skating session for teams over the summer. Players only pay for the dates they can attend. Most teams will hold pre-season camps to prepare for early EJEPL Showcases at the end of August, and to be ready for the start of the season. These generally take place the last weeks of August or first week in September, depending on school schedules. Training will also be offered at The ANNEX.
While there are no ”mandatory” summer activities, we strongly recommend that players do some skating and off ice activities that keep them in shape. Fees for any summer events is not included in the season tuition and will be billed based on partticipation.