Travel - COED

CCYHA travel hockey program provides players with an opportunity to develop in a competitive environment by providing a challenging, fun, athletic team atmosphere that provides lasting benefits to each player. Our goals are to develop its players’ work ethic and character, teach fundamental hockey skills, and promote good sportsmanship. 

Program Overview

Ages

For the 2022-23 season:

  • 10U (Squirts) - 2012 & 2013
  • 12U (Pee Wees) - 2010 & 2011
  • 14U (Bantam) - 2008 & 2009

WHEN

Tryout evaluations are typically held in the spring. The hockey season varies by team but usually runs September to March.

Teams

Teams for the 2022-23 season are as follows

  • 2008AA
  • 2009AA
  • 2010AA
  • 2011AA
  • 2011A
  • 2010/2011A mixed
  • 2012AA
  • 2013AA
  • 2008/2009A Mixed
  • 2012/2013A Mixed
  • Girls 19U (2003-2007)

For the final number of teams, CCYHA may add or subtract the number of teams mentioned above based upon the following:

1. Number of qualified travel level players trying out

2. Players accepting roster spots

3. Availability of qualified coaching

Practices

Practices are typically twice a week at the various OhioHealth Chillers (Dublin, IceWorks and North)

Games

CCYHA travel hockey teams have the option to schedule as many non-league games and tournaments as desired. The number of competitive games and amount of travel is up to the coach and the parents. As a general rule, a parent can expect 40 to 65 games of league play, tournaments and non-league games over a six-month season. Teams typically schedule three to seven tournaments a season.

LEAGuE PLAY

CCYHA travel hockey teams normally play in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League (BTHL) or independent schedule at the appropriate level of competition. However, new and different travel league options are evaluated prior to the start of every hockey season.

The exact number of league games will directly correspond to the number of teams registered in each division, ranging from 14 to 30.

Costs

All CCYHA travel hockey teams are self funded and self managed fiscally. Each head coach and team treasurer determine their team's fee structure and sets costs for services such as off-ice activities and skills coaches. 

A typical team budget is in the $25,000 - $37,000 range and individual costs may be around $1,500 - $2,600 (fees have been as low as $1500 and as high as $2,900 per player). These costs do NOT include jerseys, equipment or travel-related expenses such as gas, food, lodging, etc which are paid separately by each player. Teams may participate in fundraising activities which must be approved by CCYHA.

CCYHA provides travel hockey teams with ice scheduling, team apparel ordering, referee scheduling, billing and registration services. CCYHA charges each team a administration fee to help cover the costs and time to provide these services to teams under the CCYHA charter. 

 

Jerseys

Players in this program must purchase organizations 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.

EQUIPMENT

CCYHA values the relationship with Columbus Blue Jackets and our travel teams are branded as the CCYHA Blue Jackets. As such, certain items must match the designs of the Columbus Blue Jackets and include CCYHA designation. 

Helmets must be blue. If used, helmet stickers should be consistent for the entire team and match the scheme of the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

Hockey Pants must be Red (can be black pants with a red ‘shell’).

Hockey Gloves can be any combination of red, white, blue and/or black.

 

Coaching

If a qualified parent head coach is not an option, certain teams may be run by a paid professional coach. The team is responsible for compensating coach fees for practices and games and for compensating the coach's food, lodging and transportation fees for away games.

Head Coaches (typically parent coaches) have the option of hiring skill coaches who are compensated by the team. This person is in charge of preparing and running team practices in conjunction with the head Coach. 

In the event a family or a parental relationship exists within the team, the coach’s food, lodging, and transportation fees shall not be the obligation of the team unless decided otherwise by all parents of the team. Teams budget one hotel room for each tournament with the understanding that many tournaments will have complimentary rooms which the should receive.

Questions?

Email ccyhainfo@gmail.com and your questions will be answered or directed to the appropriate person.

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