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Cougars   2023/24   Travel Team Tryouts
Updated May 24, 2023

Tryouts for 2023/24 California Cougars Travel Teams

Travel Program

The Cougars are holding Tryouts for A & B Travel Teams from Friday, June 16th to Saturday, June 17th.

The number of anticipated teams are listed in parentheses along with the potential coaches.
Coaches will be assigned to a specific team and posting updated the week of tryouts.

2023-24 Divisions, Age Classification, and Coaches
8U (3) 2015 and younger Gregg Rodriguez
10U (3) 2013 - 2014 Chris Hathaway, Kevin Nathan, Darren Attebery, Jim Keba
12U (2 or 3) 2011 - 2012 Brian Farrell, Ben Kottmeier, Troy Riewe, Joseph Dibble
14U (2) 2009 - 2010 Darren Attebery, Ben Kottmeier, Troy Riewe
16U (1) 2007 - 2008 Chris Hathaway, Mario Morrissette, Ben Kottmeier

If you haven't done so already, please complete the Cougars 2023 - 2024 Tryouts Registration Form:

Tryouts Form

Tryout information and dates for the Cougars A/B Travel Teams are posted below. Note that all Tryouts will take place in Cupertino. 

A 2023-24 USA Confirmation number and a copy of the Birth Certificate for players new to NORCAL must be brought to the first Tryout Session.  Birth Certificates are *not* required for returning NORCAL players.

The Tryouts Registration Form must be completed to be able to participate in the Tryouts.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

All players must be registered with USA Hockey for the 2023-24 Season.

USA Hockey Registration can be done online by clicking on the image on the right.

Note that a printout of the USAH confirmation page is *not* required.

The Tryout fee covers the opportunity to try out for the Cougars, and is nonrefundable regardless of how many tryout sessions a player attends.

All players are being asked to arrive at least 45 minutes before the first Tryout session, and are encouraged to make as many tryout sessions as possbile. 

Attendance at a minimum of one Tryout session is mandatory to be selected for a team.  If any sessions need to be missed, please notify the personnel at the registration desk or contact Chris Hathaway at:

Tryout jerseys will be handed out during the Tryout sessions. However, each player can also bring a light and dark jersey to Tryouts. It is best not to bring NORCAL team jerseys.

NOTE:  Just a reminder that players trying out cannot owe the Cougars, or any other NORCAL club, any outstanding dues from any previous seasons.  The information is provided from NORCAL to all clubs and players need to be in good standing prior to being allowed to try out.  Reference 2019-2021 NORCAL Playing Rules.

  Friday June 16 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cupertino
  Saturday June 17 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM Cupertino

  Friday June 16 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Cupertino
  Saturday June 17 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Cupertino
  Friday June 16 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Cupertino
  Saturday June 17 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Cupertino

  Friday June 16 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM Cupertino
  Saturday June 17 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM Cupertino

  Friday June 16 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Cupertino
  Saturday June 17 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM Cupertino
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