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Capitals Academy Travel Team

ANNOUNCING: CHA Travel Tryouts!

We are excited to announce CHA Tryouts for the 2021-2022 season!

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

Tryout registration is NOW OPEN.

Non-refundable Tryout Fee: $110

All tryouts are by birthyear/age division.

Register HERE for tryouts.
If your age division fills, please join the waitlist

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.



Tryout dates listed here as of April 1. Dates and times are subject to change. After registering, please refer to the tryout schedule in your DASH account for the most updated information.

These tryouts are full-check at the 14U/16U/18U ages.

10U - 2012 
Sunday, May 16th, 7:10a-8:10a NO SPECTATORS THIS SESSION
Tuesday, May 18th, 5:20p-6:20p 
Thursday, May 20th, 5:00p-6:00p 

10U - 2011 
Sunday, May 16th, 8:30a-9:30a NO SPECTATORS THIS SESSION
Tuesday, May 18th, 6:30p-7:30p 
Thursday, May 20th, 6:20p-7:20p 

12U - 2010 
Sunday, May 16th, 9:50a-10:50a 9:40a-10:40a NOTE CHANGE NO SPECTATORS THIS SESSION
Tuesday, May 18th, 6:40p-7:40p 
Thursday, May 20th, 5:20p-6:20p 

12U - 2009 
Monday, May 17th, 5:40p-6:40p 
Tuesday, May 18th, 7:50p-8:50p 
Thursday, May 20th, 6:40p-7:40p 

14U - 2008 
Sunday, May 16th, 6:50p-7:50p 
Monday, May 17th, 7:00p-8:00p 
Wednesday, May 19th, 6:30p-7:30p OR 7:50p-8:50p* 

14U - 2007 
Sunday, May 16th, 8:10p-9:10p 
Monday, May 17th, 8:20p-9:20p 
Wednesday, May 19th, 6:30p-7:30p OR 7:50p-8:50p* 

16U - 2006  
Monday, May 24th, 5:40p-6:40p 
Tuesday, May 25th, 5:20p-6:20p OR 6:40p-7:40p* 
Wednesday, May 26th, 6:30p-7:30p OR 7:50p-8:50p* 

16U - 2005 
Monday, May 24th, 7:00p-8:00p 
Tuesday, May 25th, 5:20p-6:20p OR 6:40p-7:40p* 
Wednesday, May 26th, 6:30p-7:30p OR 7:50p-8:50p* 

18U – 2004 & 2003
Saturday, May 15th, 8:40p-9:40p 
Wednesday, May 19th, 9:10p-10:10p 
Thursday, May 20th, 7:40p-8:40p 

Goalie only sessions 
10U & 12U goalies – May 15th, 1:10p-2:10p
14U, 16U, 18U goalies – May 15th, 7:20p-8:20p 

*Players in 14U and 16U will be notified which time they should attend via email after tryouts have started. These tryout sessions as well as all goalie-only tryout sessions will not appear in your DASH calendar.

We will announce season fees and coaches on our website at a future date.

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 


When registering, be sure to select the correct participant from the dropdown.

Note change to 12U 2009's on 5/16 - moved earlier to 9:40-10:40am.

Questions about eligibility or player readiness? 


Be sure to include the player's name, birthyear, and recent playing history.

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 – TBD
16U Red – Brad Surdam
16U White – TBD
14U Red – TBD
13U Red – Isaac Snyder
14U White – TBD
14U Blue – TBD
12U Red – Ben Kwon
11U Red – Kyle Sennott
12U White – TBD
12U Blue – TBD
10U Red – Ben Allen
10U White – Ben Kwon
10U Blue - TBD


    Are you a scheduler/rink interested in scheduling a game with a CHA team?

    Click below to email us!

    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.