Cougars 2016/2017 Season Announcement
Every season, we evaluate what it costs to operate the
Cougars organization and see where we can
generate some savings. We do this so that we can
minimize the price we have to charge to the
individual Cougars players for the season.
That isn't the whole story, though. In addition to offering
very competitive fees, we also offer free participation in the
Cougars Rookie program for Mite players.
We will again include goalie instruction for this season,
where we will have a goalie coach working with each goalie
during at least one of their team practices per week.
We offer the Mite players free participation in our Cougars
Rookie League for two reasons. First, we want to have these
young players get as much ice time as possible,
so an extra practice session and/or game per week is perfect.
Because there is no longer a direct Norcal Mite league,
the best way for Mite players to get some in some playing time
is through the Cougars Rookie League.
The second reason is that we want these Cougars Mite players
to be examples and recruiters for our Cougars Rookie League players.
Like all clubs, we especially need participation at the younger
age levels, and we have a strong Cougars Rookie program
from which we want to develop and encourage players to play
on the Cougar Norcal travel teams.
This season, we will offer dryland training in the Vallco Shopping
Center, a short walk from the rink, in a 4,000 sq. ft. indoor facility.
The fees for team dryland training, twice per week,
are included in the team fees listed below.
We will also offer private or semi-private training with our
instructors in addition to the team training for an additional fee.
The facility will open in mid-September.
The Hockey X-Training facility consists of synthetic ice
surfaces for shooting, bungee power skating and goalie training.
The facility will also have training tools and areas for speed,
core, strength and conditioning.
As we did last season, we will offer a payment plan
to be paid over five payments.
Payment dates will now be on Commitment Day
(the day a player signs the Commitment Form to play
for the Cougars), September, October, November, and
We will again be using Pay Pal as our credit card processor
and this will allow us to offer families the ability
to make their payment securely online.
The payment buttons, for either full payment or the
payment plan, are located on the Cougars web site.
If you already have a Pay Pal account, setting up
payments will be very quick.
If you don't have a
Pay Pal account, it will take a few minutes to set it up,
but you only have to do it once. We accept most major
credit cards through Pay Pal. The Ice Center of Cupertino is now equipped
with a secure public WiFi network, so you can
set up your payments right from the rink once you have signed the
Commitment Form upon placement on a Cougars team.
The processor will automatically notify, via email, the card holder
if there are any issues with the payment.
Online payments for the 2016-2017 Season can be done at:
2016 - 2017 Cougars Season Online Payments
The fees for the 2016-17 Cougar Norcal travel season will be $2,849 for the year,
for the Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam
teams. The fees for the Mite team will be $1,699.
This includes team dryland training for the season (through March). For those wishing
to breakup the fee into payments,
our Payment Plan will have 5 monthly payments of $570 each,
with the Mite payments
being $340 each.
The Mite program will include one weekday practice per week,
enrollment in the Cougars Rookie program at Cupertino,
registration for two tournaments throughout the season,
as well as up to 8 additional weekend practices or home exhibition
This price does not include jersey costs, player or coach's travel costs for the tournaments or the registration cost
of additional tournaments the team may choose to attend.
We will continue to offer Mite players the opportunity to play, free of charge,
in our Cougars Rookie program in Cupertino.
The Cougars Rookie League for Mites includes a practice session and a game per week throughout most of the year. We
anticipate offering additional summer opportunities for Cougars players. We will field teams for one or two tournaments in
the spring/summer for all age groups, as well as our very highly successful
Clinic and Training Series.
The team fees include the usual weekly practices, except during Holiday weeks, throughout the season, including the
Norcal Playoffs, for all Cougars teams. The Practice Schedule will document the days and times of those practices. For
teams that go to the CAHA Playoffs and beyond, we will offer additional practices at no additional charge. We will also
include a minimum of two weekend practice slots during the season for each team which can be used for additional
practices or exhibition games.