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Fall Travel Program Information


The Falcons Hockey 2019-2020 Travel Season is right around the corner. As in years past, the Falcons will provide for Pre-Tryout Conditioning Clinics the week before Tryouts, with Tryouts being conducted during the following week (specific information will be posted soon).

The fees for the 2019-2020 Travel Season (which do not include team slush funds, uniform purchases, warm-ups, travel expenses, etc.) are as follows:

  1. Tryout Fee: Each player attending the Pre-Season Conditioning Clinics and/or Tryouts will be required to pay a non-refundable [$250.00] Tryout Fee. This fee must be paid prior to any player taking the ice at clinics or tryouts. This is a flat fee and will not be pro-rated based upon the number of sessions attended. The Tryout fee will not be credited against the Registration Fees.

    During the Pre-Season Conditioning Clinics and Tryouts, each of the players is provided with a substantial number of hours of ice with our top hockey professionals. The purpose of the Tryout Fee is to cover the cost of the ice time and coaches and to make sure that each player that comes out is committed to the Falcons and is not using our coaches and facilities to prepare for playing at other organizations.
  2. Registration Fee: The following sets forth the Registration Season Fees for each level: 

Travel Hockey Fees


TRAVEL: Tryout and Pre-Season clinic participation fee ($250)


TRAVEL: Squirt (NIHL) ($4,200)

TRAVEL: Peewee (NIHL) ($4,600)

TRAVEL: Bantam (NIHL) ($4,600)

TRAVEL: Midget Minor (CSDHL) ($5,850)

TRAVEL: Midget Major (CSDHL) ($5,850)

TRAVEL: Midget U15 (CSDHL) (5,850)


All Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam Players are to register as a NIHL Participant. Should a player be selected to a CSDHL Team at these levels, FHA will be send a follow up email with a link to properly complete the registration and payment processes.  (For the 2019-20 season, the additional fee for playing on a CSDHL team is $1000.)  You will have the opportunity to "Pay in Full" or separate into two equal payments to be processed on the day of the secondary registration and October 14th.

*If you try-out for a Central States team and do not make it and chose not to attend the NIHL try-outs you will be charged a total of $500.00.  All other monies above the $500.00 will be refunded.  (This does not apply to Midgets)

*If you make any team and do not accept your invitation you will be charged a total of $1,050.00.  All other monies above the $1,050.00 will be refunded.


In order to provide one of the best youth hockey products in the area, the Falcons have made significant investments in coaching, the goalie program and our professional hockey directors. The success of such investments is evident by the number of competitive teams the Falcons have fielded in the past couple of years and the local, regional and national success of such teams. The Falcons are keeping fees as economical as possible as set forth above so that we can continue to strike the appropriate balance for positive investments in the program yet continue our growth and success and to make continuous improvements to maximize the development of all players.


2019-2020 Season Age/Level Matrix

The following sets forth the level each player is eligible to participate in based upon such participant’s birthdate.  

Level Birth Date Between
Mite 2011 and 2012
Squirt 2009 and 2010
Peewee 2007 and 2008
Bantam 2005 and 2006
Midget U15 2004
Midget Minor 2003 
Midget Major

2001 and 2002



Important Notes Regarding Travel Jersey & Warm Up Fitting Schedule

An exciting element to our Travel Program is our UNIFORM PACKAGE!  Included in this year's travel fees are a Falcons cinch sack containing:

Color Coded Practice jersey & socks
Pro Knit Home and Away game socks
Wicking dryland Falcons training shirt
Knit pom toque with Falcons Logo
Logo Ball Cap

If you are a returning player and need a new jersey due to size you will be charged separately.  Fittings for jerseys and warm-ups will start at try-out clinics.

If you need a new uniform due to number seniority or a new player FHA will pay supply your home and away jerseys at no cost.

You must make sure you attend a fitting!

About the Falcons Travel Hockey Program

The Falcons Travel Program is one of the most respected and successful hockey programs in Illinois. Our Travel Program focuses on competitive success while developing the skills of all players.  We actively practice USA Hockey’s ADM program (American Development Model).

The Falcons Travel Program fields teams in the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL) at the Bronze, Silver and Gold/Elite levels. Our top AA teams in will compete at the Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget levels in the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDHL), (an elite Tier II league of teams).