Roller Hockey Registration now OPEN!

And we've made some changes!

UpdatedThursday February 20, 2020 byBen Craigo.

Registration for Spring 2020 is now open!

And we made a few changes that we hope will make the sport more accessible for our under 9 crowd!  They are highlighted in bold below.

Got a son or daughter who has a need for speed and appreciates a well-executed slap shot? Good news! Our Roller Hockey registration has just opened up for children from 5-16 years of age.

No skating experience is necessary for players or anyone that would help coach.  We'll teach the kids to skate and play and we'll teach volunteer parents to coach.  It's a win-win!

Here are some additional details...

  • Any boys or girls 5-16 years old are welcome to sign up. 
  • Simplified into two broad divisions based on their ages as of December 31, 2019:
    • Junior Foot Hockey – Ages 9 and Under
    • Senior Roller Hockey – Ages 10+
  • For Junior Foot Hockey, these are the changes that go into effect starting this season to eliminate what has traditionally been very high costs for first-timers.:
    • All practices and games will be foot hockey (i.e. rollerblades won't get introduced until they get to Senior Roller Hockey).
    • Our club will provide ALL the hockey equipment - caged helmets, sticks and hockey shin pads so the only equipment you need to purchase is a cup (for boys) and a mouthguard (not required, they'll have caged helmets, but not a bad idea)
  • We are working to eliminate weather-related cancellations by holding practices and games even if it's raining a little - we'll just play and practice the foot hockey way.  No blades.  If it's raining too hard we'll need to call it, but this should allow us to get in more practices and games.
  • Coaches and managers needed - no skating skills necessary.  No coaching skills necessary.  We'll help show you the way.  It'll be good.  It'll be fun!
  • Games played on the outdoor courts at Elkins Park Middle School (Church and New 2nd Street)
  • Game times are Sundays between 1pm - 4pm, late-March to mid-June.
  • Practices will be once a week on a weeknight, times vary and are determined by each manager.  Since we're all volunteers we need to figure out everyone's schedule and do our best to accommodate.  It all works out in the end.

Roller Hockey Calendar (provisional) 

February 1 - Registration opens. Register before February 29 (Leap Day!) to lock in our early bird rate!

March 1 - Registration continues at the regular season fee

March 26 (Rain Date - March 27) -  Senior Roller Hockey Evaluations from 6pm – 7:30pm. (All registered players will go through brief drills to assess ability and balanced teams.  There are no tryouts, everyone plays!)

March 26 - Hockey clean up day (same day as evaluations) from 11 - 12 and 1 - 2 (before and after evaluations). Help us clean up the courts, mend goals, clean out the trailer, pick up trash, etc...

TBD - Coaches Meeting to divvy up talent so skills are equally distributed throughout teams. Interested in coaching? Email hockey@cheltenhamsports.org

March 29 - Season begins (detailed schedule to be published later).  Also, there will be a swap shop an hour before the games start. Bring all your clean outgrown equipment to the field and shop our swap. 

June 14 - Playoffs

Picture Day is TBD

Click here for a list of required hockey equipment. ...NOTE - we've minimized the requirements for the Junior Foot Hockey division as stated above.

Just click on the registration links along the side or you can click here to register.  If you don't have a login, it is very easy to create.

For more information, please send an email to: hockey@cheltenhamsports.org