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Capitals Academy Travel Team

Congratulations to all those selected!

The Capitals Hockey Academy travel teams are for the players that are looking for a competitive travel experience for the 2021-2022 season.

Capitals Hockey Academy travel teams will be heavily focused on skill development and raising the competition level of our youth players. Our primary goal is to build better hockey players in a positive environment that follows the guidelines of USA Hockey and the American Development Model.

Capitals Hockey Academy intends to field teams at the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U levels, however, this is subject to change based on enrollment numbers and competitiveness. These teams will provide an opportunity for players to have a travel experience that is based out of MedStar Capitals Iceplex. As a USA Hockey model association, we will be following the ADM guidelines for player development at each age classification.



Season Fees for CHA 2021-2022 season.

Posted 5/12/2021

  • 10U Red – $3,260
  • 10U White/10U Blue - $3,175
  • 12U Red – $3,460
  • 11U Red/12U White/12U Blue – $3,300
  • 14U Red – $3,500
  • 13U Red/14U White/14U Blue - $3,400
  • 16U Red – $3,700
  • 16U White/16U Blue – $3,450
  • 18U Red/18U White - $3,000

PLEASE NOTE: Players will need to return their commitment letters in order to skate on the 3rd night of tryouts. Digital copies will be sent to all registered tryout participants in May. Paper copies will not be provided nor accepted. The terms noted in the commitment letter will be enforced by CHA, PVAHA, and CBHL.


For the 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U levels, our full-season teams consist of two on-ice practices and one off-ice session per week. Our goal will be for the teams at 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U to play about 32 games, 32 games, 40 games, and 45 games, respectively. Our 18U teams will have one on-ice practice per week with a goal of playing 35 games.

Congratulations to the CHA 16U White Team!

CBHL 16U UA Champions for the 2020-2021 Season 

Coaches For the 2021-2022 Season

We are excited to announce the following Head Coaches for the following CBHL travel teams during the 2021-2022 season. For any team that has a ‘TBD’ designation as a head coach, we have identified potential Head Coaches for those teams and will announce those coaches either during tryouts or shortly after.

18U Red – Steve Kresse
18U White – Bill Wiggins
18U Blue - TBD
16U Red – Brad Surdam
16U White – Chris Tierney
14U Red – Henry White
13U Red – Isaac Snyder
14U White – Rob Ainey
14U Blue – Andrew Nash
12U Red – Ben Kwon
11U Red – Kyle Sennott
12U White – Alberto Martinez
12U Blue – Mike Deutsch
10U Red – Ben Allen
10U White – Ben Kwon
10U Blue - Alex Henry


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    Our Capitals Hockey Academy Travel Team (CHA) provides a tier II travel based experience for 10U, 12U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U.

    WHO we are

    We are the Capitals Hockey Academy Travel Team (CHA). CHA is a Tier II travel hockey club founded upon the principles of hard work, discipline, and fun!  

    WHAT do we stand for?

    Our program is rooted in the principles of USA Hockey’s American Development Model and takes great pride in the growth of our youth players both on and off the ice. 

    WHERE we play?

    The Capitals Hockey Academy program is located in the MedStar Capitals Iceplex, home of the Washington Capitals, in Arlington Virginia.

    WHEN did the program begin?

    The Capitals Hockey Academy travel program celebrated its inaugural season in 2012-2013.


    Because we believe in the development and enjoyment of becoming a life long hockey player. We believe that lessons learned from competition and learning good sportsmanship are valuable life lessons both on and off the ice.