Youth Travel Hockey Vs House
Travel hockey offers experienced players the opportunity to
play hockey at a higher competitive level that generally requires a deeper commitment to
Travel hockey leagues are divided by age and into
divisional groups. Players are required to tryout for travel hockey teams to test their
strengths, skills, and agility. Travel hockey allows players the opportunity of traveling
to their divisions different teams, thus offering chances of learning new skills, meeting
new people and developing themselves in the game of hockey.
The cost of joining a travel hockey team can be
extravagant. Cost is determined by the age group, number of practices, tournaments, warm
ups and jackets. Typically, the league will provide the jersey for the player and will
require specific colors of pants and helmets.
The house hockey division is, in general, designed to
develop, organize, and control team completion. House hockey introduces competitive play
and development level hockey for players of all ages. There is some travel involved in
house hockey but typically not as much as would be in travel hockey.
House hockey teams play only other house hockey teams. The
general goal for house hockey is to progress skills of individual players. They focus on
skating, stick handling, stopping and team play.
House hockey costs are significantly less than travel
hockey as there are fewer requirements. Typically a jersey is provided and your youth
player is allowed to where their choice of protective gear.
The decision between house and travel hockey should be that
of your youth hockey player, the parents and their coaches. Travel hockey is generally
available for more experience players and is highly competitive. House hockey is for
players who are learning and being introduced to competitive play.
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