Travel teams are formed by evaluation and invitation only. Evaluations happen in the Spring. We expect to roster at least one A level team at the 10U, 12U, 14U, and High School levels, and possibly additional A and B level teams as well. The exact number of teams and team level of play will be determined by the players available.
Players interested in 8U BTHL, House League, or Learn to Play do not attend Evaluations.
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10U, 12U, 14U, and HS
South Metro Sports
We are an affiliate of USA Hockey, which means a valid USA Hockey registration must be maintained. Cost varies based on the player's age.
We expect our Travel teams to practice twice a week. One of these practices will be an ADM style practice, led by Head Coaches and our Director of Coaching.
Updates about the season will mostly come through email. Gmail tends to route our messages to your Promotions folder. Please be sure to check that folder regularly. It may also help to add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your Contacts or White list.
Accepting an Offer
Once made an offer for a team, an initial $300 payment will be due. You can choose to pay the remainder of the season in full, or sign up to have the remaining amount split into 6 equal payments which will be automatically charged to the same credit card used for the deposit on the 15th of each month June - November.
If your credit card expires or changes, you will need to log into your account at this site and update the credit card information. Failure to do so may result in late payment fees and could impact your player's status with the team.
We will schedule uniform sizing days to allow players to determine the correct size and to confirm jersey numbers. Travel Teams have matching jerseys, pants shell, and socks. All players will get new uniforms for the upcoming season, and the cost will be included in player fees. We are looking into a higher quality uniform that will hopefully hold up better.
All Travel players are required to wear a black helmet and gloves.
Schedule / Expectations
Travel teams practice twice a week, 90 minutes with the ice shared with another team and NEW for the 2024-25 season, a *60 minute full ice (*ice schedule permitting). Some teams also hold a weekly off-ice training session. Attendance at off-ice training and practice is expected.
10U, 12U, and 14U Travel participate in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League, and will play 12-16 home games per team, and at least as many away and tournament games.
Our HS team participates in the Cincinnati High School League, and will play around 20 home games, and at least as many away and tournament games.
Tournaments for all Travel Teams often start on Friday and may require kids to miss a day or two of school, depending on tournament location and first/last game time.
2024-2025 Regular Season
USA Hockey Requirement: Each Player must have a valid 2023-2024 USA Hockey Registration to register for Evaluations. A 2024-2025 USA Hockey Registration will be required when accepting an offer.
Evaluation Dates / Times: (see below for age-level specifics)
Season Dates: Early September through early March.
Evaluation Cost: $50
10U (2014-2015) - Tuesday April 2 - 6:00pm - 7:20pm (makeup Thursday April 4 - 6pm - 7pm)
12U (2012-2013) Wednesday April 3 - 6:00pm - 7:20pm (makeup Thursday April 4 - 6pm - 7pm)
14U (2010-2011) - Tuesday April 9 - 6pm - 7:20pm (makeup Thursday April 11 6pm - 7pm)
HS - Wednesday April 10 - 6pm - 7:20pm (makeup Thursday April 11 - 6pm - 7pm)
If you can not make either day for your age level, contact us and we will make other arrangements.