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NoVA 8U Travel Program


NoVA 8U Travel Program Overview

Current Season: 2019-2020

At this time, NoVA plans to field at least two 8U CBHL Travel teams at the Lower A and B level. Tryouts for these teams will take place on September 10th, 2019 at the Mt Vernon Ice Rink.

Player Birth Years: Players born in 2011, 2012 and 2013

Number of Players per Team: 10-11 Total (Based on the skill level of players)

Season Fee: $650 (NoVA 8U House Program Fee) + $450 (NoVA 8U Travel Program Fee).

Additional Fees: $40 Tryout fee. Tournaments (number, location, and cost to be determined after team selection).

Practices: One weekday, shared ice practice per week beginning in September 2019.

Games: A full CBHL Regular Season jamboree schedule with additional exhibition games versus local area teams and 1-3 tournaments.

Registration for travel tryouts and the three travel prep sessions is now open and will remain open until September 8th. The $40 registration fee covers the cost of both the prep sessions and the tryout. This is separate from the full $450 travel fee to be paid after teams are chosen. Follow this link to register. Players must already be registered with our 8U House program to participate in our travel program!

For more information, contact Tim Froemke, the 8U Travel Director, from the link below.

Tim Froemke

8U Travel Director

Phone: 703.873.7587


NoVA 8U Travel Program Specifics

The Ice Dogs expect to field at least two 8U Travel teams this season. The players on NoVA's 8U Travel teams will be a subset of players from the Club's 8U House Program playing in the Metropolitan Division.  The Metropolitan Division generally will be comprised of older, more experienced players including the NoVA 8U Travel players.

Travel Practices:

The NoVA 8U Travel teams will have one weekday practice per week sharing ice with other NoVA Travel teams and may have additional weekend practices.

CBHL Games:

The CBHL has adopted a Jamboree-style format for league play.  Each representative club will host a three-hour Jamboree where each attending team will play multiple 1/2-ice games. These Jamborees will be scheduled on either a Saturday or Sunday beginning no earlier than November 1 and ending no later than January 31.

Player Expectations:

Unless a NoVA 8U Travel team event is in direct conflict with either an 8U NoVA House practice or an 8U NoVA House game, all NoVA 8U Travel players are expected to attend their respective NoVA 8U House events. It is the intent of the Club and the 8U NoVA Travel Coach to minimize conflicts with the NoVA 8U House Program.