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Travel Program and Teams

2023-2024 TRYOUT DATES AND TIMES

Age PU Jersey Parent Meeting Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
8U 4/24, 510pm 4/24, 510pm 4/24, 610-7pm North TBD, if needed TBD, if needed
10U 4/22, 1230pm 4/22, 1230pm 4/22, 2-320pm North 4/26, 530-650pm North 5/1, 6:00-7:00pm North
12U 4/22, 330pm 4/22, 330pm 4/22, 5-620pm North 4/26, 740-9pm North 5/1, 7:10-8:10pm North
14U 4/22, 5pm 4/22, 5pm 4/22, 630-750pm North 4/25, 810-930pm South 5/1, 7:50-8:50pm South
16U 4/22, 630pm 4/22, 630pm 4/22, 8-920pm North 4/24, 710-830pm North 4/30, 6:30-7:50pm South
18U 4/22, 2pm 4/22, 2pm 4/22, 330-450pm North 4/25, 9-1020pm North 4/30, 4-5:20pm North

Ron Evans

Executive Director

2023-2024 Travel Head Coaches

10U Sky Head Coach – Rick Guntang

12U Sky Head Coach – Chris Layman

14U Sky Head Coach – Ryan Roteman

16U Sky Head Coach – Chris Borner

18U Sky Head Coach – Chris Borner

 

Sky head coaches will be running the spring travel tryout prep.

2023-2024 SEASON INFORMATION

FALL 2023-2024 TRAVEL TRYOUTS – APRIL 22 – April 27

Travel tryouts will be held at the Haymarket Iceplex starting April 22.  The tryout fee is $100 (if registered by 11:59pm, 4/15; $150 thereafter) and includes a tryout jersey to keep.  Walk-ins will not be accepted.  Registration for tryouts will require the NEW 2023-2024 USA Hockey Registration.

 

There is a mandatory parent meeting that at least one parent of each player should attend.  THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE GOALIE TRYOUT.

 

Tryout Process for 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U Youth Teams

First Tryout Session for Each Age Level

  • The mandatory parent meeting and jersey pick up are scheduled for the same time and will be conducted upstairs at the rink.  First, players will check in and secure their tryout jersey.  The parent meeting will take place immediately following jersey pick up.
  • Parents may submit travel registration contracts.

Second/Last Tryout Session for Each Age Level

  • Parents must submit travel registration contracts in order for the player to be considered for placement on a team.  Players who have not submitted a season contract by the second/last tryout session will not be considered for placement on a team.  Within 48 hours of the last tryout session, teams will be posted to the website.  For players selected to a team, their travel registration contracts become binding and in full effect.

 

Tryout Process for 18U and 16U Youth Teams

First Tryout Session for Each Age Level

  • The mandatory parent meeting and jersey pick up are scheduled for the same time and will be conducted upstairs at the rink.  First, players will check in and secure their tryout jersey.  The parent meeting will take place immediately following jersey pick up.
  • Parents may submit travel registration contracts.

Second Tryout Session for Each Age Level

  • Parents must submit travel registration contracts in order for the player to be considered for placement on a team.  Players who have not submitted a season contract by the second tryout session will not be considered for placement on a team.
  • Within 24 hours of the second tryout session, SKY teams will be posted to the website.  For players selected to a team, their travel registration contracts become binding and in full effect.
  • If a player is not selected to 18U Sky or 16U Sky, they will be invited to a third tryout session for consideration to be placed on a Navy (second) team.  If a player does not wish to be considered for the Navy team, an email stating so must be received prior to the third tryout.  For players who attend the third tryout session, teams will be announced via email within 48 hours after the tryout, at which point, their travel registration contracts become binding and in full effect.

 

If you are not able to attend 1 or more tryout sessions, email revans@haymarketiceplex.com to arrange for alternate evaluation arrangements.

 

WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL POWER SKATING AND SKILLS INSTRUCTION

10U and 12U teams will receive professional power skating and skills instruction weekly (3 weekly training ice touches).  14U teams will receive a byweekly skills session.

 

GOALIE TRAINING

Piedmont offers the best goalie training program in the area! We will continue to use Nick Thompson and Paddle Down Goaltending. This season, we will use a combination of goalie mini-camps and goalie clinics. In addition, a goalie coach will attend a weekly practice to train our goalies at 10U, 12U, and 14U. Each goalie will be given an allowance of $500 from the club to secure private or semi-private goalie training sessions from Paddle Down Goaltending. Every full time goalie will also receive a $500 discount on season fees (8U goalies do not receive $500 discount).

 

Season fees include practices, regular season and exhibition games, practice jersey, head coach stipend.

Uniforms, tournament fees, non-parent head coach travel expenses and hotel, off-ice training (except for 18U Sky and 16U Sky) and miscellaneous team expenses are not included.

Practice schedule, subject to change based primarily on number of teams fielded.

 

Starting the week of 5/1, teams will have 4 weekly practices with the option of attending one or more spring/summer tournaments.

 

TRAVEL TEAM SPECIFICATIONS PER AGE LEVEL

 

8U SKY AND NAVY (2015-2016)     $650

Training starts the week of August 21

Biweekly practices (Sun afternoon)

A full CBHL regular season schedule, 2 home jamborees

Exhibition games as available

3-5 tournaments

All 8U Sky and Navy players are required to participate in the 8U house program, which is a separate cost of $1,395.  See 8U/6U page for details on that program.

 

10U SKY AND NAVY (2013-2014)     $3,550.00

Training starts the week of August 21

2 weekly practices (Tue/Thu), including professional power skating instruction

Weekly professional skills session (Wed)

Goalie training with Paddle Down Goaltending

A full CBHL regular season schedule

Exhibition games as available

3-5 tournaments

 

12U SKY AND NAVY (2011-2012)     $3,550.00

Training starts the week of August 21

2 weekly practices (Tue/Thu), including professional power skating instruction

Weekly professional skills session (Wed)

Goalie training with Paddle Down Goaltending

A full CBHL regular season schedule

Exhibition games as available

3-5 tournaments

 

14U SKY AND NAVY (2009-2010)     $3,550.00

Training starts the week of August 21

2 weekly practices (Tue/Thu), including full ice

Biweekly professional skills sessions (Sun afternoon)

Goalie training with Paddle Down Goaltending

A full CBHL regular season schedule

Exhibition games as available

3-5 tournaments

 

U16 SKY (2007-2008)     $3,950.00

Training starts the week of August 21

2 weekly practices, including full ice

Goalie training with Paddle Down Goaltending

A full CBHL regular season schedule

Exhibition games as available

Twice weekly off-ice training at Next Level Fitness included in season fee

Custom/permanent locker room usage

3-5 tournaments

 

U16 NAVY (2007-2008)     $3,250.00

Training starts the week of August 21

2 weekly practices, including full ice

Goalie training with Paddle Down Goaltending

A full CBHL regular season schedule

Exhibition games as available

3-5 tournaments

 

U18 SKY (2005-2006)     $3,950.00

Training starts the week of August 21

2 weekly practices, including full ice

Goalie training with Paddle Down Goaltending

A full CBHL regular season schedule

Exhibition games as available

Twice weekly off-ice training at Next Level Fitness included in season fee

Custom/permanent locker room usage

3-5 tournaments

 

U18 NAVY (2005-2006)     $3,250.00

Training starts the week of August 21

2 weekly practices, including full ice

Goalie training with Paddle Down Goaltending

A full CBHL regular season schedule

Exhibition games as available

3-5 tournaments

 

If the season is canceled because of health concerns, or other factors, a prorated credit will be applied to each player’s account.

All program details above are subject to change, without notice, based on the number and skill level of players rostered to teams, and other factors, at the discretion of the Executive Director.