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Patriots Youth Travel Hockey

Travel Forms

Travel, U16 USPHL and Girls contracts for the 2020/21 Fall Season are available to Download Here

2020-21 Travel Program Information

Season Fees:

U8: $1,950

U10-U18 CBHL: $3,264

U16 USPHL: $5,500 (Uniforms and team bag included for new players)

Additional Costs

-Uniforms and Apparel

-Team Fees (Coach stipend, tournament registration fees, miscellaneous team expenses)

Season Includes:

44 Team Practices

Weekly Monday Night Skills Clinic (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 CBHL)

League Games

Home & Away Exhibition Games

3-5 Tournaments

*In the event we are forced to cancel all aspects of our season a prorated credit will be assigned to each player’s account.*

Tryout Info

-Due to increased registration numbers, we’ve made changes to the schedule for Travel Tryouts. Several age groups have been split into two tryout groups based on first letter of last name.

-In preparation for tryouts, please make sure that you are familiar with the “Return to PWIC Outline” that is posted on the Potomac Patriots and PWIC websites.

-Doors will open to participants 30 minutes prior to each ice session. Please check the homepage for entrance door # assignments prior to arriving at the rink.

-If your player is able to finish dressing without assistance, please allow them to enter the facility alone. This will expedite the check-in process and help ensure players and coaches are able to get on the ice on time.

-Players must check in at the Tryout Table before the first skate to receive their tryout jersey. The Tryout Table will be located outside of the front doors to the rink, there is a graphic on the Patriots Travel page which illustrates the location.

-Each person entering the facility must present a screening form and have their temperature taken. Please print a copy of the form at home and bring it with you. Due to COVID, we are trying to minimize the number of people in the building at one time. Please try to limit spectators to only one parent per player.

-Players are to come fully dressed, except for skates, helmets, and gloves. If they need a small bag to carry their helmet, gloves, and skates in, that will be ok – but only if it can fit under a chair the size of the café chairs. NO hockey bags will be allowed in the building. Goalies will continue to be permitted to dress inside the facility.

- A PDF of the travel contract can be downloaded from the Potomac Patriots Travel page. The password is: PPATSTRYOUTS. Hard copies will be available at the Tryout Table. You must turn in the travel contract prior to players getting on the ice for the second tryout session. Either turn in a hard copy to tryout desk or email to

-The contract for the U16 USPHL team is different from the standard Patriots Travel contract. If you wish to be considered for both the U16 USPHL and the U16 CBHL please complete and return both contracts prior to the second tryout session.

-If your player is missing one or more of the tryout sessions, please email participant name and the dates of sessions that will be missed to

-Most age groups have been separated into two groups based on first letter of last name. Please see the new tryout schedule below and on the Potomac Patriots Travel page. Please review the facility map and use the assigned entrance door # for each session.

If you have any questions, please contract Patriots Travel Director Zach Vit at


Head Coaches for 2020-2021 Travel Season

U8: Ben Levasseur

U10 Red: Ben Levasseur

U10 White: JP Leblanc

U12 Red: Chris Purdham

U12 White: Robin Couch

U12 Blue: Erick Gonzalez

U14 Red: RJ Zeigler / Drew Cohen

U14 White: Rob House

U14 Blue: Jeremy Frantz

U16 White: Jeff Coulter

U16 USPHL: Mat Culcasi

USA Hockey Concussion Policy

If you suspect that a player has a concussion, you should take the following steps:

  1. Remove athlete from play

  2. Ensure athlete is evaluated by an appropriate health care professional. Do not try to judge the seriousness of the injury yourself.

  3. Inform athlete's parents or guardians about the known or possible concussion and give them the fact sheet on concussion.

  4. Allow athlete to return to play only with permission from an appropriate health care professional.

It's better to miss one game than the whole season

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Policy Regarding Abusive Behavior

The Potomac Patriots does not condone any acts of abusive behavior by its members towards officials, coaches, players, or spectators. All members have signed the Code of Conduct in accordance with Patriots' Operational Guidelines and will be held accountable for their actions.  For full policy details, click on the link below.

Travel Lead

Travel Lead

Zachary Vit

Player Advancement Policy

One of the strengths of the Potomac Patriots is our ladder of development.  Most programs do not possess the upward mobility opportunities through the High Performance and Junior programs as we do; not just at tryouts, but at any point during the season (per USAH rules regarding roster freeze dates).  Our policy is that when a player has demonstrated the ability to play at a higher level, then they should be given that opportunity when possible.  This "Player Advancement" could be temporary or permanent and is dependent on multiple factors with both teams.

Highlights of the policy include:

1.  A  "Player Advancement" is executed when a player from a lower level team is transferred to a team that is participating in a higher level of play.  The advancement can be for as little as one game, up to the remainder of the season, or any duration in between.

2.  "Player Advancement" opportunities are potentially more frequent in the case of an injured or missing player, but are mainly aimed at providing players an opportunity for growth mid-season.

3.  Limitations to this policy include:

     a.  Youth Travel and Juniors Programs.

     b.  Birth year constraints (for example, a Bantam player cannot be advanced to a Midget team).

     c.  CBHL, USPHL or USA hockey roster requirements.

4.  A temporary "Player Advancement" should not result in any financial transaction or additional fees to be administered by the organization to the player.

5.  A "Player Advancement" request should be made by the requesting coach to the General Manager in advance.  The General Manager will work with the both impacted coachers (sender and receiver) to minimize impacts.  Additionally he will ensure the advancement is suitable for the player's family.  Final approval and time duration will be approved by the General Manager and sent to both team's coaches.