Travel hockey is a competitive league that plays in the Carolina Hockey League (CHL). Just as the name suggests, many games require travel within the Carolinas, Virginia or other states based on tournament locations. Each year, Valley Youth Hockey holds tryouts for the travel teams. Please check the schedule of events page for details on dates and times.
"Playing Up" in VYHA:
While no player is allowed to play in a younger age group than required by USA Hockey regulations, parents may request that their child be allowed to "play up" in an older age group. All requests to play up must be submitted in writing and must be approved by the Coaches Committee. Requests should include a careful and complete explanation of the reasoning for asking to play up and should detail the player's recent playing history and the name of his/her coach during the preceding season. Decisions on playing up will be made promptly and parents will be notified. Any questions regarding playing up, including requests, should be directed to Coach Paul Haskins or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.