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2019/20   Program Information
Updated August 25, 2019

California Cougars 2019-20 Hockey Season
The Cougars are pleased to announce program information for the Cougars 2019-20 hockey season!  Some important information is below regarding this season's Travel program.  Other links are available for the program structure and the tryouts.  Frequently check back to the Cougars website for any new information.

Cougars Travel Program
The California Cougars travel hockey program strives to provide players the opportunity to play at the elite levels of hockey with an emphasis on learning the game.  The program, directed by the Ice Center of Cupertino, stresses the importance of having fun, learning the game, playing with good sportsmanship, and winning and losing with pride and dignity.

There are requirements from NORCAL on for players AND for parents.  Please review this before committing to our program, as the Cougars will strictly enforce it.  Reimbursement of club costs will not be issued for players or parents as the result of disciplinary action taken by the Cougars Hockey Club or any of the governing bodies.

Cougars 2019/2020 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.

(Hockey X-Training)

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 December. 

We will again be using Pay Pal as our credit card processor this season, 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, and can be accessed from each team's home page:

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.

The fees for the 2019-20 Cougar Norcal travel season (includes Dryland Training) are:
  • 8U Team: $1749 or 5 Monthly Payments of $350
  • 10U and 12U Teams: $3249 or 5 Monthly Payments of $650
  • 14U and 16U Teams: $3299 or 5 Monthly Payments of $660

The 8U (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 games. 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 8U players the opportunity to play, free of charge, in our Cougars Rookie program in Cupertino. The Cougars Rookie League for 8U 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.
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