WCAHA Gear Rental Program
Hockey gear for U9 skaters can be rented for a cost of $60 per season with a $150 refundable deposit (check). Once gear is returned in good condition at the end of the season, you will receive the deposit check back.
Available rental gear from WCAHA includes:
- Shoulder Pads
- Elbow Pads
- Hockey Pants
- Shin Guards
- Practice Jersey
- Neck Guards
Parents will be responsible for purchasing the following:
- Mouth guard
- Jock/Jill (cup/supporter for boys & girls)
This equipment can be purchased at a variety of new and used hockey stores in Seattle and the Vancouver suburbs, or at on online hockey retailer such as Pure Hockey.
NOTE! The goal of the rental program is to help keep the cost associated with hockey down for families who are just starting out. The rental equipment program’s focus will be on the U9 and younger families. Most of the equipment that we have available is Youth-sized. Very limited larger sizes are available for older kids and this equipment will be available at pick up events on a first come first served basis.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the U9 program lead Nick Galati email@example.com
EQUIPMENT/GEAR - INFORMATION FROM USA HOCKEY
EQUIPMENT & HOW TO DRESS YOUR YOUTH HOCKEY PLAYER
Selection of hockey equipment is a key issue for players, parents, and coaches. When purchasing and fitting hockey equipment, remember two important factors:
1) make certain the player is adequately protected and
2) be sure the fitting allows freedom of movement so the player can properly perform the necessary skills. By carefully considering these two factors, your child will be more comfortable and will have more fun playing hockey.
A complete set of hockey equipment can be purchased for a reasonable cost. Shop around for the best values and remember that you need not buy the most expensive equipment. Inquire about local equipment swaps and team discounts, but keep in mind the equipment must fit properly to provide the maximum protection.
Skates – Purchase skates that will fit your child today with no more than ½” allowed for growth. Seek adequate protection in the ankle, toe, and instep areas, improperly fitted skates will hamper your child’s ability to skate.
Helmet – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC). Must be sized at the time of purchase to fit properly. The chin strap must always be fastened.
Facemask – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC).
Mouthpiece –A mouthpiece is required for all youth players through the Junior age classification.
Stick – Length should generally extend from the ice to the player's chin (with skates on). Quality and price differ greatly, so the choice is yours.
Shin Pads – Check for proper lengths so they protect the knee and skin completely.
Supporter and Cup – Essential protective equipment.
Gloves – Check for proper fit with good finger and hand mobility.
Shoulder Pads – Adjust to fit the individual at the time of purchase. A fiber cap is extremely important in preventing shoulder separations and should extend to the tip of the shoulder.
Pants/Breezers – Held in proper position by suspenders. Pants provide protection for the lower spine, hips, and thighs.
Elbow Pads – Properly fitted so they do not slide.
For goaltenders, special equipment is necessary such as gloves (catching and stick), chest and stomach protection, goalie skates (with protective shell), leg pads and shoulder and arm protectors. The goaltender’s equipment is especially important, so seek advice from a knowledgeable source.