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2020-2021 CCYHA Youth & Girls Travel Hockey Tryouts

Updated 6/23/2020 9:48 PM


Just an update on CCYHA warmup skates and travel tryouts. 
The health and well-being of our players, coaches and families is of utmost importance. 
Stay safe hockey friends.

This page will include all the information you will need for the 2020-2021 CCYHA travel tryouts. Continually check for updates as schedules are subject to change due to current conditions.

(Tryouts for the CCYHA Select program is in the fall as it an extension of our house program.) 

Please read through all the information carefully and completely as items may have changed related to the current state of events related to COVID-19.

For information on our Travel Hockey Program visit our Travel Program Overview page

Optional Spring Warm-up Skate Sessions

Update 3-21-20: Due to the compressed timeline we are experiencing related to COVID-19 these additinoal sessions have been cancelled.  All players registered for these sessions will receive a full credit to their account that can be applied towards travel tryouts or any other future CCYHA program.

We appreciate your understanding during this unique time and ever-changing situation.


Tryout Fees and Registration Dates

The tryout fee will $100 for Youth Teams and $50 for Girls teams.  The tryout fee is non-refundable once a player has registered; even if the player does not attend any tryout session.  Please be certain your player wants to play travel hockey at CCYHA.

There will be no walk up registrations.

Tryouts may be capped due to ice participation limits related to COVID-19.

If payment is not made within 24 hours of registration, that player's registration will be deleted and they will lose their spot.  They will need to re-register.

Registration will open on July 1 and close on July 10 for U14/Bantam and July 15 for all other divisions.

The ONLY exception to this registration deadline is for players who played for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets for the 2019-2020 season and do not make the team for the 2020-2021 season.  If your player did NOT play for AAA last year, they should register for CCYHA travel tryouts by the dates mentioned above.  We will refund any player who accepts a position with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets for the 2020-21 season. 

To register, please go to our Registration Page.


Tryout Schedule and Teams

CCYHA will hold a pre-tryout conditioning evaluation for all players who register for travel tryouts.  Schedule information is listed below.  CCYHA travel coaches will be at the sessions. The cost of the sessions are included with your try-out fee.  Players should attend these sessions as they are part of your overall tryout evaluation as we understand many players have not an opportunity to skate.  

NOTE:  CCYHA reserves the right to place players in different time slots if needed in order to maintain the guidelines set forth by the state of Ohio.  In addition time slots listed below may be altered in order to comply with guidelines based upon the number of registrants.

As in previous years, the final number of CCYHA travel teams is dependent upon (1) availability of qualified coaching and (2) the number of qualified/skilled players trying out and accepting positions.  We expect to have at least one first picked-AA team in all birth years (2006-2011) and a Girls U16 (2004-2005) and Girls U19 (2001-2003).


U14/Bantam Evaluation Schedule

Birth Years date Start Time End time Minutes Location
2007 Pre-tryout skate Monday 07/13/2020 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 90 North 1
2006 Pre-tryout skate Wednesday 07/15/2020 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 90 Chiller Ice Works
2007 Tryouts Sunday 07/19/2020 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 90 Chiller Ice Works
2006 Tryouts Sunday 07/19/2020 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 90 Chiller Ice Works
2007 Tryouts Sunday 07/19/2020 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 90 Chiller Ice Works
Additional if needed Monday 07/20/2020 6:00 PM     Chiller Ice Works

Girls U16 and U19 Evaluation Schedule

Birth Years date Start Time End time Minutes Location
U16/19 Girls Pre-tryout skate Wednesday 07/22/2020 7:30 PM 9:00 PM 90 Chiller Ice Works
U16 Girls Tryout Monday 07/27/2020 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 90 Chiller Ice Works
U19 Girls Tryout Tuesday 07/28/2020 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 90 Chiller Ice Works
Additional if needed Wednesday 07/29/2020 7:00 PM     Chiller Ice Works


10U/Squirt and 12U/Peewee Evaluation Schedule
Session times will be finalized in July.  Players should show up for all session for your birth year (inlcuding pre-tryout skates).
Birth Years date Start Time End time Minutes Location
2011 Pre-tryout skate Tuesday 07/21/2020 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 90 Chiller Ice Works
2008 to 2010 Pre-tryout skates Sunday 07/26/2020 9:00 AM 2:30 PM   Chiller Ice Works
2008 to 2011 Pre-tryout skates Sunday 08/02/2020 8:00 AM 2:30 PM   Chiller Ice Works
2008 to 2011 Tryouts Saturday 08/08/2020 12:40 PM 7:10 PM   North 2
2008 to 2011 Tryouts Sunday 08/09/2020 1:30 PM 8:00 PM   Chiller Ice Works

Notificiation & Commitment Fees

If a player is offered a spot on a CCYHA travel team (first picked or second picked), they will immediately have to pay a $300 commitment fee once notified to secure their spot. This commitment fee will go toward the player’s fee for the 2020-2021 season.  

Again, we are going to utilize an email notification system.  There will be no phone calls.  Every player will receive an email notifying them that they have or have not made a team. For those birth years with mixed age teams, if there will be another tryout and your email will be inviting you back for that evaluation.

During the registration process, please make sure you child has an email associated with their profile.


Parent Viewing

Our goal is to make the process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible so the players have a positive experience. We will continue the policy that does not allow parents watch tryouts from inside the rink. 

In addition, in order to maintain rink guidelines due to COVID-19, parents will not be allowed in the facility while the player is on the ice.  We need to be sure the number in the facility is remains low. For the younger birth years that may need assistance tying skates please look to exit the building after they are set.


Head Coaches

The list of coaches and teams will be updated after AAA tryouts and once the number of teams are deterrminie as mentioned above.

USA Hockey Birth Year Coach 2020-21
9U 2011AA Aaron Gates
10U 2010AA TBA
11U 2009AA TBA
12U 2008AA John Markell
13U 2007AA Criag Hagkull
14U 2006AA Bill Stehle
Girls U16 2004-2005 John Markell
Girls U19 2001-2003 Josh Whaley