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CCVHC Tryout Registration



CCVHC participates in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (“PIHL”) and will conduct tryouts for our 2023-2024 ice hockey teams at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA. 

This tryout registration is for prospective CCVHC varsity and junior varsity players only. To be eligible, players must be 9th - 12th grade stuents enrolled at Central Catholic High School.  (Tryout registration for the CCVHC Middle School/Bantam team will open in late May/early June.) 

After registration, please check the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey website frequently.  Should any dates/times be changed, updated information will be posted on the CCVHC website (if you are registered for tryouts, you will also receive an email).

Note: Any past due 2022-23 balances must be paid before tryouts begin. Players will not be allowed to tryout for 2023-24 teams unless dues/fees remaining from preceding years are paid in full. Invoices will be sent to every player with a past-due balance. 


The tryout fee $100.00 per registrant.  Fees will be paid exclusively online (credit card convenience fees included). 


Thursday, May 11, 2023 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Thursday, May 18, 2023 (6:00 pm -8:00 pm)

Monday, May 22, 2023 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Thursday, May 25, 2023 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)



  • CCVHC will be holding closed tryouts this year. 
  • Please check the CCVHC website for any updates. 
  • Specific tryout ice schedules or player assignments will be announced in the week prior to tryouts. Players may not be invited to all tryout days or may be invited to all days for coaches to observe in different situations for placement.
  • Placements for the Junior Varsity team(s) and Varsity team will be announced at the conclusion of tryouts.


  • Arrive at the Alpha Ice Complex for your designated tryout in plenty of time to check in and change.  
  • You will be provided a jersey to use for tryouts. This jersey shall be returned to the Club at the end of the tryout session (or tryouts, as determined by the coaching staff).


If a player is going to miss all or part of the tryout process you must still complete the online registration and pay the $100.00 tryout fee. The tryout fee is non-refundable.

We realize that Central Catholic High School and other spring sports are in season and that some prospective CCVHC players may have pre-existing obligations. 

With sufficient advance notice of a pre-existing conflict, Head Coach Bill Connelly will do his best to accommodate registered prospective players when creating groups for specific tryout dates/times.   Similarly, please contact Head Coach Bill Connelly promptly if you are unable to make a tryout session for which your player is scheduled so that he can adjust the skating groups accordingly.

Tryout registration Information

Helpful information about completing the CCVHC junior varsity and varsity tryout registration online ...

Online registration typically opens in mid/late April. Tryouts are typically held in mid-May. 

The online registration session will allow you to sign up for participation, complete contact information, submit any necessary forms and waivers, as well as pay online the $100.00 tryout fee, which is required of all players trying out for the next season. 

When completing the tryout registration, please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.  Detailed information about the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club program is contained within the attached document below ("Program Overview and Tryout Guide").  For future reference, please feel free to print a copy of this guide.

USA HOCKEY MEMBERSHIP. To begin the tryout registration process, your athlete will need to have a valid/current USA Hockey Confirmation Number for the season for which the player is trying out (USA Hockey membership opens April 1 each year).  Register for USA Hockey here:

ANNUAL SAFESPORT TRAINING REQUIRED. For the 2023-24 season, annual SafeSport training is required for players born in 2006 and 2005 (or older).  Also, please remember that, if your athlete is BY 2006 or older, he will be required to take his Safesport training course or annual refresher prior to the start of the CCVHC season (August 1 of each year).  For Safesport training, go to:

CONSENT TO TREAT/TRANSPORT & MEDICAL INFO FORM REQUIRED. If you are new to CCVHC (ie, were not rostered on a CCVHC team in 2022-23), you will be required to download, complete/sign and upload a "Consent to Treat, Transport and Medical Information" fillable .pdf form. A copy is attached below. While you can fill out all of the consent fields online, you must print out the completed form, sign it (a real, handwritten signature) where indicated, and upload it back to the system in order to complete the registration.  (NOTE: Separate from any CCVHC team registration, ALL players will upload Consent to Treat/Consent to Transport form via their ArbiterSports registration. All forms are due AUGUST 1, 2023. See below.)

BIRTH CERTIFICATE. If you are new to CCVHC (ie, were not rostered on a CCVHC team in 2022-23), you will be required to upload a copy of your son's birth certificate. 

CONCUSSION BASELINE TESTING. Concussion baseline testing is required every two years.  So, for example, for the 2023-24 season, if your athlete's most recent concussion baseline test was prior to April 2022, he will need to be re-tested prior to August 2023. Please ensure that you save a copy of your confirmation of concussion baseline testing. (NOTE: Separate from any CCVHC team registration, ALL players will upload Concussion Baseline Concussion form via their ArbiterSports registration. All forms are due AUGUST 1, 2023. See below.)

* Beginning in the 2023-24 season, all CCVHC players will complete all health/medical-related forms through ArbiterSports (, this includes uploading the Concussion Baseline Confirmation and Consent to Treat/Consent to Transport forms traditionally uploaded as a part of the CCVHC team registration. ALL FORMS MUST BE UPLOADED TO ARBITER SPORTS BY AUGUST 1, 2023 OR YOUR SON WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START PRACTICE. 

Check your work!  Prior to finalizing and submitting your registration, please review each entry to ensure that all SportsEngine-related fields have been pulled from your user account properly and/or that all information submitted is correct.

Middle School "Tryout" and Registration Information

The Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club Middle School/Bantam team "tryout" registration team plays in  Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL). All practices are held at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville, PA. The team is "amateur team friendly" and has two practices per week. 

If you or your son is interested in learning more about playing on the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Bantam/Middle School team and exploring Central Catholic as a college preparatory high school option, please do not hesitate to contact Central Catholic Vikings Hockey and/or the CCHS Office of Admissions. You may also contact the Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Club Head Coach William Connelly.

As CCHS does not have a middle school, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade members of the Bantam/Middle School team may be enrolled at any public, private, parochial or charter school, irrespective of where they live, so long as they have a good faith interest in considering CCHS. 

For the 2022-2023 season, the Birth Year ("BY") for Bantam/Middle School team players must be either 2008 or 2009.   Subject to Mid-Am Hockey rules, the percentage of 2nd year peewee players who are eligible to "play up" to a bantam team is limited to 25 percent of the age-eligible roster. 

For the 2023-24 season, all bantam-aged (BY 2009 and 2010) players are eligible. Second-year peewee players (BY 2011) players are subject to the "play-up" rule referenced above. 

All CCVHC players, including Bantam/Middle School players, are required to have current USA Hockey membership and baseline concussion testing. See above for further information.

Central Catholic is proud that, every year, nearly every 8th grade member of the Bantam/Middle School team enjoys the experience so much that he chooses Pittsburgh Central Catholic as his high school.  Roll Vikes!

Middle School "Tryout" Process

The $50.00  "tryout" registration is for prospective Central Catholic Vikings Hockey Middle School-Bantam players ONLY. This process is not really a "tryout," but an aged-based eligibility prequalification that is required becasue of MidAm rostering rules.  It is the goal of Central Catholic Vikings Hockey to offer every interested age-eligible player who has signed up for the "tryouts" the opportunity to register and play for the Middle School-Bantam team.  However, the number of roster spots that may be offered to second-year peewee players seeking to "play-up" is dependent on the number of age-eligible players already registered for the team. 

The "tryout" registration will open in early June and roster offers for age-elibile players will go out starting in mid-June. For second-year peewee players, roster invitations will be sent out as soon as they become available, per MidAm rules. 

Once registered within our "tryout" registration system, all players may participate in all summer skates and will receive notification as any additional activities scheduled. We encourage players to attend one or more of the summer skates.