DEVELOPMENT

The CCYHA Development Team program offers high caliber players in house programs and the Blue Jackets Hockey League additional opportunities to develop their skills as individual skaters and team players. Emphasis is on the continued growth of the players in their skills and hockey knowledge under the guidance of Battery Hockey Academy and CCYHA coaches.


CCYHA players registered in our 12U and 14U house program and Blue Jackets Hockey League players in the 8U and 10U programs are welcome to tryout for our Development teams.

***NEW FOR 2024/25 SEASON***

  • 8U Mites: registration will open shortly and times / dates will be available upon registration opening.
  • All other Teams: Tryouts for the 2024-25 Development teams will be the same tryout sessions as the CCYHA Travel teams

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


TEAMS

CCYHA may add or subtract to the number of teams above based upon the following:

  1. Number of qualified level players trying out
  2. Players accepting roster spots
  3. Ice availability
  4. Availability of qualified coaching


CCYHA anticipates rostering the following teas in the 2024-25 season:

Co-Ed Teams:

  • 8U (Mites) - 2016 & 2017
  • 2017. BLUE
  • 2016 BLUE
  • 10U (Squirts) - 2014 & 2015
  • 2015 BLUE
  • 2014 BLUE
  • 12U (Pee Wees) - 2012 & 2013
  • 2013 BLUE
  • 2012 BLUE
  • 14U (Bantam) - 2010 & 2011
  • 2010/11 BLUE


Girls Teams:

  • 8U (Mites) - 2016 & 2017
  • 2 teams - managed by COGH, rostered by CCYHA
  • 10U (Squirts) - 2014 & 2015
  • 2014 BLUE
  • 12U (Pee Wees) - 2012 & 2013
  • 2012 BLUE
  • 16U - 2008 & 2009
  • 16U BLUE

TRYOUTS

8U Mites: registration will open shortly and times / dates will be available upon registration opening.

All other Teams: Tryouts for the 2024-25 Development teams will be the same tryout sessions as the CCYHA Travel teams


Costs

Costs for the Development Team are in addition to regular house fees. Players selected will incur an additional fee (approximately $750 - $850 for a standard rostered team; however, final fees will depend on number of rostered players as well as practice/training, ice, and tournament fees).

Upon making the team, each player will be asked to pay a $300 commitment deposit. Final payment will be due no later than July 31.

Fees include practice sessions (on ice and off ice), game ice / referees, and tournament registration fees.

Fees do NOT include jerseys/socks, equipment, or travel-related expenses such as gas, food, lodging, etc. which are paid separately by each player. Please note that most tournaments expect a two-night hotel stay minimum for players.

Practices

All practices will be half-ice.

On Ice

Summer – Offseason: Due to ice limitations in central Ohio, Development teams will practice on ice once a week from the week of July 22nd through the end of August (August 28th) at the various OhioHealth Chillers.

Season: Due to ice limitations in central Ohio, players on development teams will practice on-ice with according to their house hockey team schedule. If ice becomes available, it will be offered to Development teams for practices. The goal is to have 8 on-ice development team practices throughout the season. This may or may not be a reality depending on ice availability.

Off Ice – During the season, Development teams will have weekly team off ice training sessions at The Spot Athletics (https://www.thespotathletics.com/) in Dublin.

Games/Tournaments

Games: Due to ice limitations at the Chiller, each team will have budget to schedule 2 home games.

Tournaments: Anticipated 4 – 5 tournaments will be scheduled for each team. Out of town travel will be required.

Exact Tournament Weekends are TBD and will be published once finalized.

Jerseys / Socks

Players in this program must purchase CCYHA home and away jerseys and socks from the CCYHA vendor. These costs are not included in the team fees and must be paid by each family upon ordering. Ordering is done immediately after tryouts in addition to other items such as warmups.

2024-25 DEVELOPMENT

Tryouts for the 2024-25 Development teams (for birth 2015 and older)  will be the same tryout sessions as the CCYHA Travel teams during April 2024.  Please visit our Travel Program pages (Co-ed or Girls) for more information and to register for tryouts.

Information for our 8U (2016 and 2017) Mite development program tryouts will be announced soon.

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