Sabres Youth Travel Hockey

The goal of the Sabres Youth Hockey Program is to promote the development and competitiveness of hockey players by providing the most possible ice touches and highest quality of instruction available. The Sabres will field teams from the AA to C level for all age groups depending on the number of players and skill levels available. A determination will be made after player evaluations (tryouts).

Ages

This program is for players who were born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2013

When

Evaluations are held in April. Practices begin in the last week of August. The season runs until the end of February. Games typically start in at the end of September and the league season ends with the playoffs in late February/early March.

Where

Your practices and home games will be played at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD

Practices

Practices will vary depending on age group. 8U (Half-Ice) -U14 travel teams will practice 3 times per week with one of those practices being a skills development focus with the Sabres Skills Instructor. This equates to approximately 70 practice ice touches per season for these teams. 16U Gold and Black teams will practice 2 times per week. 18U Gold and Black teams will practice 1 time per week. The reduction of practices for 16U and 18U will reduce the burden on those players who also participate in High School Hockey.

Games

With the exception of U-18, Gold and Black teams will play approximately 28 CBHL league and non-league games as well as participation in the EJEPL or up to 3 tournaments. The typical season will consist of a total between 40 and 50 games for the season. Each team will have between 13 and 15 home games depending on the size of your CBHL division. U18 Gold/Black will play approximately 25 games (including league and non-league) with the option to participate in any tournaments at the teams discretion.

Jerseys

Players in this program must purchase our club jerseys. You can find more information about jerseys under Resources.

Additional Costs

Additional Costs include jerseys, tournament fees and miscellaneous costs based on schedule. Teams will make every attempt to fundraise for these additional team costs.

2020-21 8U Half-Ice - 18U Tryouts

All 8U (Half-Ice) -18U Players interested in playing for ANY Sabres team for the 2020-21 season are highly encouraged to attend tryouts. Players will be notified via email once tryouts have completed on which team they have made.  The club is no longer offering a "Rec" program or CCHL teams and will develop additional CBHL bound teams with the players available.
If you do not wish to participate on a Sabres traveling team, please indicate in your registration or email to hockeydirector@somdsabres.org.  We highly recommend EVERYONE attend tryouts especially since it is at NO COST to you!!!

Schedule:

8U (Half-Ice) Parent Meeting April 26 @ 7:00 AM
10U Parent Meeting April 26 @ 8:00 AM
12U Parent Meeting April 26 @ 9:15 AM
14U Parent Meeting April 26 @ 10:30 AM
16U Parent Meeting April 26 @ 11:45 AM
18U Parent Meeting April 26 @ 1:00PM

On-Ice:

SUNDAY 4/26/2020:
8U (Half-Ice) Tryouts - 7:30AM - 8:15AM
10U Tryouts -8:30AM - 9:30AM
12U Tryouts - 9:45AM - 10:45AM
14U Tryouts - 11:00AM - 12:00PM
16U Tryouts - 12:15PM - 1:15PM
18U Tryouts - 1:30PM - 2:30PM

TUESDAY 4/28/2020:
10U Tryouts - 6:15PM - 7:20PM
14U Tryouts - 7:35PM - 8:40PM

THURSDAY 4/30/2020:
12U Tryouts - 6:15PM - 7:20PM
16U Tryouts - 7:35PM - 8:25PM
18U Tryouts - 8:40PM - 9:30PM

 DO NOT SELECT YES FOR NEW JERSEYS.  YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE NEW JERSEYS WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE SEASON.

Players selected to their respective teams  will be required to register under the Sabres Youth Hockey Program and pay first installment (or in full) within 24 hours of being notified or spot will be offered to next player in line.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL REQUESTED TO DO SO TO LIMIT ANY ISSUES WITH REGISTERING FOR THE WRONG TEAM

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