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Based on a confluence of changing conditions with Virginia’s Phase III guidelines, lack of specific information from our home rinks at Mount Vernon and Fort Dupont, and other concerns associated with items such as ice cost and school schedules for the fall, we are changing our confidence assessment regarding our ability to organize and field teams for fall 20/21 to LOW. Therefore, NVHC cannot guarantee we will have organized CBHL, Girls, or CCHL teams this fall. Planning for 8U House will be finalized once we receive further information from Mount Vernon. The Club does not intend to use any other facility than Mount Vernon for 8U House.
We will continue to gather information from our partner rinks and announce more specifics on our fall/spring hockey programming once we have better information. We expect this will not occur prior to mid-August (right at or outside the window provided to us for providing initial CBHL rosters to the League).
PVAHA guidance for 10-18U Travel and 10-19U Girls states that clubs can offer positions for new players starting July 20th. Based on the NVHC uncertainties, we want to share these confidence assessments with parents now to make sure no players miss the opportunity to tryout at clubs that feel they have more control over what they can offer in the Aug-Oct timeframe.
We will leave our no-cost registration open into mid-August so players can return to register after other clubs have made their own travel and girls roster decisions. We will not roster players until we can definitively announce what we can offer and when players can get on the ice. If you decide to leave for another hockey opportunity, please let us know as soon as possible so we can update our registration data. You can re-register later. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for CBHL and email@example.com for Girls.
We will still run our planned on-ice sessions on the 26th of July at Haymarket. Players who paid to attend this session may still do so. 10U and older players who would like to attend this session to provide coaches with more information for later roster decisions or just to have an opportunity to skate, may also sign up using the Coed > New to CBHL Travel link. Please indicate your intent for the skate in the free text block labeled “If you played at a different club last season, what club, age group, and level.”
Updated Spring Refund Policy
Given the current unknowns and delayed season start, as well as to simplify our accounting going forward, we plan to refund the previously collected spring fees rather than apply them to fall registration. Because the Club incurs other expenses beyond ice (that occur whether we are skating or not), we will refund 85% of spring fees on Thursday, August 13th. As a non-profit organization, we are always appreciative of donations which allow us to continue to provide a high quality, low cost hockey experience to our players. If you would like to donate all or a portion of your Spring fees, please let us know by replying to this email before August 1st.
Regardless of whether the spring refund applies to you, if you would like to donate to the Club, you can do that through our registration system. The donation option is available at registration step 1.3. We greatly appreciate your consideration as fees and donations are our only Club revenue.
Thank you to all of our Ice Dog players, coaches, volunteers, and families for your understanding, patience and cooperation while we monitor our ability to get back on the ice.
NVHC Board Members
The NoVA Ice Dogs are currently seeking coaches for our fall/winter 20/21 travel (CBHL 10U+ and Girls 10U+) programs. Because these programs require tryouts (currently scheduled for April 25-29, 2020), we need to identify those coaches who will serve as leads and assistants for tryouts (and will then be assigned as head and assistant coaches for teams once players are sorted and selected). Similar to our Spring Selects program, we will be using our new application system for all coaches, standardizing our process across all programs. Coaches must complete this application regardless of previous experience with the Ice Dogs!
Interested candidates can follow the link below to complete the application process. The cut-off date for head coach applications is Friday, March 20th. The cut-off date for assistant coach applications is Friday, March 27th. If you’re interested in providing coaching assistance during tryouts, we would also appreciate receiving applications by the 27th as well but will accept applications for practice coaches throughout the spring and summer.
Applications will be reviewed by the NoVA Ice Dogs Hockey Committee (CCHL Director, CBHL Director, Girls Director, Growth Director) and the 8U Program Director and initial coaching decisions announced prior to the conduct of tryouts. Final assignment of head and assistant coaches within an individual program will be determined by their player’s placement following completion of tryouts. All coaches selected as potential Travel coaches (pending player decisions) will be expected to participate in and support the travel tryouts that are scheduled to occur April 25-29, 2020 at the Mt Vernon Ice Rink.
The application process should take 5-10 minutes for potential assistant and practice coaches our 10-20 minutes for potential head coaches. Click here to begin the application process: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/20-21_winter_coach_application