Delco Phantoms FAQ
All youth hockey for male and female athletes is broken down according to age level designated by birth year. The Youth levels are 8 & under (Mites), 10 & under (Squirts), 12 & under (PeeWee), 14 & under (Bantam), 16 & under (Midget Minor) and 18 & under (Midget Major). For female players, the Levels are Girls/Women’s 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 19 & under.
Within each age division, there is a further breakdown into ability levels such as House/Recreation, Tier I, and Tier II.
USA Hockey breaks down each age level even further into Tier II (intended to be community based travel teams) and Tier I (open try-outs with no geographic boundaries). There is an annual national championship opportunity at both Tiers for 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 18 & under players. At the Girls/Women’s national level, there are no Tiers, but there are annual national championships at 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 19 & under.
The Delaware Valley Hockey League is the Tier II travel league that the Delco Phantom teams play in.