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The RHL season begins in September!

ALL dates and times provided for all programs are subject to change. No refunds are given for any Hockey League registrations. 

USA Hockey Requirement

We require all House League participants to register independently with USA Hockey at Registration for ages 6 and under is free. You will not be able to participate in the evaluation skate or the RHL season without a valid 2018-19 USA Hockey registration. 

Ensure that you have your 2018-19 USA Hockey number available during registration. You are encouraged to have your 2018-19 USA Hockey number at least 24 hours in advance. Hint: the fourth digit will be a 9. 


The House Selects program is for the experienced house player that is looking for additional opportunities to develop as a hockey player. By playing in the Selects program, these players will have the opportunity to participate in additional practices and games against local area teams. 

Find out more HERE!

Spaces are available in RHL Minimites only. We are no longer accepting registrations for waitlist participants for other divisions.

RHL Age Divisions

Players register by birthyear. For the 2018-19 season:

Minimites: 2012-2013

Mites: 2010-2011

Squirts: 2008-2009

Peewees: 2006-2007

Bantam/Midget: 2002-2005


The Fall/Winter 2018-19 hockey season is here! 

- Season runs September-March.

- Skill development is incorporated for all teams through USA Hockey’s American Development Model recommended guidelines. ADM provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love, and excel in hockey. 

- Hockey Director and RHL Coaches will evaluate and divide players into balanced teams for the season. 

- Coaches are USA Hockey certified. 

- Team Jersey included. 

- Prerequisite: All players must have completed at least 2 sessions of Youth Learn-To-Play classes or have previously played in the house league. 

- Evaluation Skates and Training Camp will be held in Early September. A schedule will be posted in August for the Evaluation Skate. 

- Goalie fees are the same as player fees. 


Birth Years 2012, 2013 

- Practices: Players will be divided into small groups and placed into stations. Each station will incorporate drills for skill development and fun. 

- Anticipated practices/games on Sunday mornings OR Sunday afternoons. 

- 10-week season begins in September. 

- A second 10-week season will be offered January-March 2018. 

- Maximum number of players in the league: 40  

- Cost: $440 


Birth Years 2008, 2009 

- Practices will be held on Mondays. 

- Three teams will practice together during each practice session.  

- Games are full-ice and consists of 3-minute warm-up and three 12-minute periods. 

- Games will be held on Saturday mornings OR afternoons. 

- Maximum number of players in the league: 96 

- Cost: $1,340

SQUIRTS ARE FILLED. We are no longer accepting waitlist registrations.


Birth Years 2010, 2011 

- Practices will be held on Mondays. 

- Games will be cross-ice with a warm-up and two 25-minute periods. 

- There are no full-time goalies in Mites. The coach will rotate goalies each game. RHL provides goalie gear for Mites. 

- Games will be held on Sunday mornings OR Sunday afternoons. 

- Maximum number of players in the league: 120 

- Cost: $1,340

MITES ARE FILLED. We are no longer accepting waitlist registrations.


Birth Years 2006, 2007 

- Practices will be held on Mondays.  

- Three teams will practice together during each practice session. 

- Games are full-ice and consist of a 3-minute warm-up and three 12-minute periods. 

- Games will be held on Saturday mornings OR afternoons. 

- Maximum number of players in the league: 96 

- Cost: $1,340

PEEWEES ARE FILLED. We are no longer accepting waitlist registrations.

A Note on Mites...

We wanted to also communicate that we have made a slight change to our Mite program in that Mites will have 1 practice per week in lieu of the 1.5 practices per week that we have provided in previous seasons. With the RHL Mite Selects having a practice during the week and potential games on the weekends, we feel that this will better align our program with numbers that the ADM provides us for this age group (2-3 ice sessions per week).

We view this change as an opportunity for players to be involved in other activities that will aide in their athletic development


Birth Years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 

- Anticipated games on Saturday evenings.  

- The sessions will alternate and consist of 10 practices and 10 games. 

- This is a non-checking league. 

- Maximum amount of player in the league: 60 

- Cost: $1,000

BANTAM/MIDGETS ARE FILLED. We are no longer accepting waitlist registrations.

RHL Spring 2018 News

CHA U18 Spring Tournament Team Coaching Announcement

By Hockey Department 03/05/2019, 8:00pm EST

Capitals Hockey Academy is pleased to announce that Steve Kresse will be the Head Coach of the 2019 U18 Spring Tournament Team.


This will be Steve’s fourth season as a Capitals Hockey Academy coach.


Steve grew up playing in Buffalo, NY for the Amherst Knights organization and moved to Northern Virginia in 2002. Steve has played for numerous organizations in the area, including the VA Wild, Ashburn Xtreme, and Reston Raiders. After playing with the VA Wild for the 2007-2008 season and competing in USA Hockey Nationals, Steve continued playing at SUNY Binghamton (ACHA D1). Steve graduated SUNY Binghamton and helped the team capture the 2010-2011 NECHL League Championship as the team captain and team President.


Steve has spent five seasons coaching multiple youth travel teams at Capitals Hockey Academy and the Ashburn Xtreme. This past season Steve was an Assistant Coach with the Yorktown HS Patriots Varsity Hockey team, finishing in the NVSHL Quarter Finals with a record of 12-4-1.


He attributes his coaching success to the American Development Model (ADM) and is looking forward to developing players through this model so they can take the next step in their playing careers.


Steve is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach and lives in Arlington, VA.