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2024-25 Season Updates

Page Updated July 10, 2024

If you're looking for information on the upcoming 2024-25 Season, you're in the right place. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.  Email us any questions. 

  • 6/1 and 2 -  Tryouts for 18U AA Oregon Selects .
  • 7/1 - 7/8 - Season registration opens.
  • mid-July - Uniform ordering opens.
  • 7/31 - Season registration closes. 
  • 8/15 - Uniform order deadline.
  • 9/21 - Registration opens for Rapids home tournaments. 
  • early-October - Uniforms arrive (estimated)
  • late-October - Building of the Pavilion ice sheet.
  • 11/1 - First week of practices (estimated date)

SEASON REGISTRATION 

It does take some time between getting your USA Hockey numbers for the upcoming season, waiting for their database to update, then going through the Rapids registration form. Plan on 15-25 minutes.

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

  1. Register your athlete(s) with USA Hockey for the 2024-25 Season. Cost varies by age.
  2. Register at least 1 parent with USA Hockey as well. No cost. Do this at the same time as your athlete. Look for the “Register Another Person” option right before checkout.
  3. With both those USA Hockey registration numbers in hand, you can start the Rapids Season Registration.

Practice Schedule

2024-25 practice schedule. *July 10, 2024 release. 


JULY 10, 2024 RELEASE

Schedule Notes:

  • Monday Goalie practice ends in December.
  • Opportunities for additional practices will certainly arise during the season. A common example is a team is traveling for a game or tournament during one of their assigned practice slots.  In those cases their practice time may be made available to other teams on an as-needed basis. 

UniformS & ORDERING

Start here. The Equipment Coordinator orders the uniforms in bulk at one time. Pay attention to the ordering window and do not miss the deadline. Email the Equipment Coordinator with any questions

No major updates to the uniform program from the previous season:

  • Player name plates will continue to be placed on shoulder area. 
  • No sponsor logos on jersey. Sponsor logos to be placed as stickers on helmets.
  • This is the 3rd season of the new uniforms. Parents can opt out of purchasing as new uniform under certain conditions. See the Team Requirements section on the Uniform page for specifics. Please note that there will be one opportunity to purchase uniforms.

Dryland Training

Dryland training options are currently being considered on a team by team basis. We've had mixed results in the past when it comes to athlete participation. Any team managers (or parents) that have ideas or suggestions on this aspect are encouraged to reach out to the Coaching Director. 

COACHES

Coaching applications opened in April.  Head and Assistant Coaches should be finalized by June. When that happens they will be listed in each team section below. Practice Coaches will be finalized in the early Fall or late Summer. If you're interested in coaching, go to the Coaching Signup  page for more info.   

TEAM MANAGERS

Interested in stepping into the Team Manager role? Or simply curious and want to learn more? Head to the Volunteer page to learn more and send your questions or expression of interest to the Volunteer Coordinator.  

Volunteer Requirement

The refundable volunteer fee is unchanged at $400.   

The fee is refundable when you complete the required number of hours.

Last season, the requirement was 10 hours, of which 5 needed to be home tournament hours.  There are 2 home tournaments this year and plenty of opportunities to earn hours before, during, or after a tournament. 

Accruing hours is easy and quick. It's per family.  If you step into a Team Manager or Steering Committee role, the fee is waived right off the bat. All your questions about volunteering are here.  

Parent feedback from the end of season survey tells us more options to volunteer are needed.  Information forthcoming on this aspect. 

Safesport & Background Checks for Parents

At least 1 parent of each athlete MUST complete the following three items. 

  1. Register with USA Hockey as a Parent Volunteer. No cost.  You will receive a USA Hockey number which will be required at the time of athlete registration with the Bend Rapids.  Get registered here. 
  2. Safesport Certified. Safesport certification or renewal takes about 30-90 minutes to complete online.  No cost.  Start the SafeSport certification.  
  3. Background Screened.  The background check application takes just a few minutes to submit. Start your background screening. This is facilitated through USA Hockey. Note: There is a fee. The Rapids will refund the background check fee to any parent that completes the process. After you submit the form, you'll receive an email receipt. Forward this email to the Finance Manager. They will process the refund through your sportsengine account. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available. Learn more. 


Tryouts / Evaluations

18U AA - June 1/2. Vancouver.  Details and registration here. 

10U/12U/14U -  There will be evaluations. Details TBD. Direct any questions on evaluations to the head coaches and/or coaching director. 


Pre Season Activities

PRE-SEASON ACTIVITIES & SKATE SESSIONS 

This is a sampling of activities. Refer to the official team calendar on the Rapids website, your sportsengine app, and/or direct communications from coaches and team managers for details. 

Stay Tuned! Info to come. 

Gear Swap - DATE/TIME TBD

Looking for skates, gloves, pants or other pieces of equipment for the upcoming season?  Do you want to clean out a closet filled with gear you or your kids no longer use? Then this event is for you!

 


Team Fees & Details

 

Team fees cover most of the expenses associated with being on a youth hockey team, except for personal travel and equipment/uniforms. However, there are some variations for each team which are noted below. In general team fees include practice ice (pre- and in-season), games, super weekends, tournaments, and Rapids operational costs. 

 

8U

Coaches: John Kromm, Jeremy Jensen , Todd Rich

  • Team Fee: $975
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $1375

TEAM NOTES

  • Read the team overview.
  • Approx 50 Practice Hours
  • 2 Tournaments / 1 State Jamboree
  • OSHA Games
  • 3 Super Weekends
  • Capacity is 30 athletes

 

10U 

Coaches: Adam Steele, David Wilson, Kristen Saegart, Lyle Laver, Ron Conant 

10U GREEN

  • Team Fee: $1900
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $2300

TEAM NOTES

 

10U WHITE 

  • Team Fee: $1700
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $2100

TEAM NOTES

  • Read the team overview.
  • Approx 50 Practice Hours
  • 2 Tournaments / 1 State Jamboree
  • OSHA Games
  • 3 Super Weekends
  • 4 Friendlies
  • 12 athletes

 

12U

Coaches: Eric Colter, Jeremy Guy, Jeremy Jensen, Todd Rich

12U GREEN

  • Team Fee: $2100
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $2500

TEAM NOTES

Read the team overview.

  • Approx 60 Practice Hours 
  • 5-6 Tournaments
  • Friendlies - as available
  • 12 athletes

12U WHITE 

  • Team Fee: $1900
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $2500

TEAM NOTES

Read the team overview.

  • Approx 60 Practice Hours 
  • 3 Tournaments / 1 State 
  • OSHA Games (8)
  • 2 Super Weekends
  • 6 Friendlies
  • 12 athletes

 

14U 

Coaches:  Patrick O'Brien, Shaun Roland, Michael Mills-Price, Kellen Charpentier, Brent Lansing

 

14U GREEN

  • Team Fee: $2300
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Dryland Training: $TBD
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $2700

TEAM NOTES

  • Read the team overview.
  • Approx 70 Practice Hours 
  • 5-6 Tournaments
  • Friendlies as available
  • We will do our best to schedule as many “checking games” as possible.
  • 12 athletes

14U WHITE

  • Team Fee: $2100
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $2500

TEAM NOTES

  • Read the team overview.
  • Approx 70 Practice Hours 
  • 2 Tournaments / 1 State 
  • OSHA Games (12)
  • We will do our best to schedule as many “checking games” as possible.
  • 12 athletes

 

18U AA OREGON SELECTS

Head Coach: Tim Bateman  Assistant Coaches: TBD

--> Read the 18U AA FAQ's <-- 

 

  • Team Fee: $TBD (in-town athletes)
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge: $400

TEAM NOTES

  • Read the team overview.
  • Targeting approx 20 league games and friendlies 
  • 4-5 Tournament weekends- 1-2 possible flying distance, including Nationals in Utica, NY if they qualify

18U 

Coaches: TBD

  • Team Fee: $TBD
  • Uniforms: Parents to Purchase (Details Here)
  • Refundable Volunteer Surcharge:  $400
  • Total Season Fees: $TBD

TEAM NOTES

  • Read the team overview.
  • Approx 80 Practice Hours 
  • 3 Tournaments / 1 State Championship Tournament (if qualify)
  • OSHA Games (12)
  • 12 athletes