TRAVEL HOCKEY (Registration opens 10/25/12)
There are three types of Travel Hockey at Dreamsports. Dragons Club Travel, Action Travel Lite, and there are several Independent teams and organizations in the area. Each differs in philosophy and Goals. The philosophy of the Dragons program is to hold tryouts to select up to the 20 best players in each age group to form 2 teams. The Dragons typically attend up to 14 tournaments during the season with approximately one away tournament per month starting in January or February. The A teams in each age group will typically qualify for and travel further than the B teams. Our Action program is intended for a slightly more casual tournament experience with fewer tournaments, fewer practices, and a shorter season. There will be a limited number of tournaments specifically geared to the Travel Lite program with the intent that Travel Lite teams compete at regular tournaments at the “B” level. Most of our Action teams also travel to at least one away tournament. Independent teams form for a variety of reasons and are not associated with the facility. They rent time either at Dreamsports or other facilities for practice and choose tournament based on differing goals.
Dreamsports 8U and 6U programs this year will be different. We will hold one tryout for each age group with the intent of forming as many teams as we can. They will all be called Dragons and fees will be different from the older age groups. See below for more information on these important age groups.
Tournaments in 2012/2013:
Dreamsports will be host to 5 Travel tournaments this coming season from organizations such as TORHS 2Hot4Ice & NARCh. We will be host to NARCh Winterfest and the 2Hot4Ice National Championships. We will host the inaugural Dreamsports Travel Lite Final June 1st & 2nd where only select teams will be invited to play. This is intended for “Travel Lite” level teams only. We will also be hosting our annual Ironman tournament on New Year’s Day and our High School and Middle School Tournaments will be held at Dreamsports upon the conclusion of their respective seasons.
Our complete tournament schedule is now posted on our website.
Goal: Best teams in the Region, competitive at a National Level. (except 8U)
Tournaments: 6 Home, 6 – 7 Away. Teams are required to participate in all tournaments at Dreamsports and 1 tournament where all DSC teams will travel en-masse. (to be decided among team managers after the start of the season)
Practices: Sunday afternoons: 25 hours minimum including 3 2-hour practices. Teams may rent additional practice time based on availability at $100 per hour (full rink).
Uniforms: Matching Jerseys and pants required (ordered direct through Five Hole Sports, jerseys will be the same as last year for returning players)
Tryouts: 11/3 – 11/4. Times by age group posted on facility schedule. First cut by 11/7 determines top 20 players, Coaches determined, and assignment to Black or Gold team after first practice.
Rosters: 9-11 players including Goalie(s). Allowance for 2-3 Ice Player spots to be reserved for February. Developmental players may sub until February.
Requires 2 rec seasons per year at Dreamsports including our Middle School of High School leagues.
Fee: $325.00 (includes yearly Dreamsports membership ($25 value), and 2 Youth Pick-up season passes (which include access to weekly power skating sessions for players under 11 years of age. (8U Dragons pay $225, 6U $75.00). Head Coach and Team Manager receive 1 free rec season for themselves or their child. Tournament fees are separate. Coaches selected by Dreamsports from pool of parent volunteers. Tryout fee is $50 and is applied to player fee if they make the team. This fee is refunded if a player is cut.
Registration is now open for all programs. All players may attend Dragons tryouts. If not selected, they may then attend Action Tryouts.
Action: Travel Lite
Goals: Grow the sport by enabling more players to experience Tournament Hockey.
Tournaments: 6 – 8 total tournaments, 1-2 Away Tournaments, Teams are required to participate in 6 home tournaments.
Practices: Minimum 20 shared rink practices; teams will be given full rink when available (e.g. Other teams are travelling). Teams may rent additional practice time based on availability at $100 per hour (full rink).
Uniforms: Matching Jerseys direct from supplier: Five Hole Sports. (Jersey is the same as last year for returning players)
Tryouts: 11/10 – 11/11. Team and coach assignments11/14.
Rosters: 9 – 10 players including Goalie(s). Requires 2 rec seasons per year at Dreamsports.
Fee: $255.00 per player. Includes 2 free season passes to Youth Pick-up. Head Coach and Team Manager receive 1 free rec season. Tournament fees are separate. Coaches selected by Dreamsports from pool of parent volunteers. Coaches and Team manager receive 1 free rec season.
Pre-season Party for all travel players, parents, and coaches 11/25.
Tryouts for all players will be 11/3 12:30 – 2:30 and 11/4 from 12PM – 1:30PM. Alternate tryout will be held as needed, please send email to Steve if you are unable to make these tryouts. We will determine the number of teams to create based on the number of players and goalies. Our plan is to set teams based on an expectation of having balanced teams. We will also name an All Star team. Regular teams will attend local tournaments and may travel to away events as determined by a consensus of parental choice. The All Star team will travel away to one 2Hot4Ice Regional Qualifier and will participate in the National Championships at the end of the year. The other teams will have a choice to participate in the Travel Lite finals as well as the Nationals.
6U Travel Program:
The intent of our 6U program will be to foster growth in the sport, give our youngest players a great opportunity to participate in tournament play while rapidly accelerating their improvement and enjoyment of the game. We will hold weekly group practices for this age group and pick teams before each tournament will pick teams. Dreamsports will provide jerseys before each tournament that will be returned. Players will be able to take home a home or away jersey at the end of the season. We are providing rink time for this age group for free to all of our tournaments so costs per tournament should be fairly small. Practices will all be one hour in length and will be Sunday afternoons.