The Racers Select program gives house players who qualify an opportunity to participate in competitive games and tournaments in addition to their house team activities. Racers Select players must fulfill their house commitments – games and practices – in order to remain eligible to play on a select team.
IYHA has found the “blended experience” of house and select competition to be a tried and true way to develop skill and character in our players. Our emphasis is on fundamental skill-development, teamwork, sportsmanship and – most of all – fun.
House select is IYHA's first level of Indianapolis Racers hockey. The Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam levels will each have at least one team competing in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League. The BTHL's pre-season seeding tournament will determine the division in which each Racers team competes. Tryouts for Racers-select will be held in August.
Racers select players, in addition to their house commitment, will have one additional practice and at least two additional games (BTHL) on most weekends. All Racers-select games are scheduled so that they don’t conflict with the house-league schedule.