Irish Youth Hockey League

2024 IYHL Travel Team Tryouts


Welcome to the 2024 Travel Team Tryouts Registration with Irish Youth Hockey League!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from Irish Youth Hockey League​.


IRISH ROVERS: There are 3 tryout sessions.  The #1 team will be announced after the first 2 sessions.  If a player doesn't make the #1 team, they are automatically invited back for the third session (#2 team tryout) if there is enough interest.  All players should attend the three tryout sessions.  

SHAMROCKS: There is 1 tryout session.  The team will be announced after the session. If you are additionally trying out for Rovers, please attend those tryouts as well. The goal is to form 1 team at 10U, 12U and 14U (pending participation)




10UAA Rovers 5:30-6:30 pm

12UAA Rovers 7:00-8:00 pm

14UAA Rovers 8:30-9:30 pm



10UAA Rovers 5:30-6:30 pm

12UAA Rovers 7:00-8:00 pm

14UAA Rovers 8:30-9:30 pm



10UA Rovers 5:30-6:30 pm

12UA Rovers 7:00-8:00 pm

14UA Rovers 8:30-9:30 pm



10U-14U Shamrocks 6:00-7:30 pm

Tryout Jersey Details

Players will be provided a Reversible Tryout Jersey that will be theirs to keep.  These will be utilized as the jerseys for first year players until their Rovers or Shamrocks jerseys arrive or as practice jerseys throughout the season.   Players must bring this jersey for Tryouts.  If it is lost, another can be purchased for $75 the day of tryouts.


*Goalie jerseys will be a single-sided goalie cut jersey option and will receive 2 single-sided jerseys in both colors of the reversible jersey as the reversible jersey does not offer a goalie cut.

Irish Youth Hockey Travel Team Information

Full-Time Travel (AA & A Rover's and Shamrocks): The IYHL offers full-time travel hockey teams. These teams play in the Northern Illinois Hockey League ( and are available to players in the 10U (ages 9-10), 12U (ages 11-12) and 14U (ages 13-14) age groups. Tryouts are held in May and the travel schedule will run from September until March. Players can expect to play 35-45 games in a season along with a minimum of 2 practices during the week.  Parents should expect to have games every weekend of the season (this is not always the case but it should be planned for).  Most games will be played in/around the Chicagoland area (in addition to possible tournaments in Michigan, Indiana Wisconsin and Ohio).  NIHL places teams in either Bronze, Silver, Gold, Elite, or Premier Select divisions based on team ability. The IYHL strives for the PSL division each year. Based on interest levels, the IYHL may support a second full-time travel team in each age division.  Our 14UAA team will be vying for the state bid for 14U National tournament.  If they qualify, the season could extend to the first week of April (location for nationals not yet announced).  ***For our Shamrocks teams, following tryouts if it is deemed that NIHL does not have an appropriate level division for the team additional options will be investigated to provide the teams a full-time girls hockey experience, including playing an independent schedule facing other region girls teams.

Expected costs: Full time travel hockey can reach $2750 per season (ice fees, USA hockey dues, NIHL dues, tournament entry fees, uniforms, etc.).  Players must register online for tryouts and attend all sessions.  If a player makes a team, uniforms will be measured and paid for before the season starts.  In addition, they will register online for their team and pay a deposit along with scheduled auto-payments for the travel season.  A final assessment may be needed at the end of the season to pay off each individual's outstanding balance if the team goes over it's original budget.  Each travel team's costs will vary with the amount of ice they use (practices/games) and the number of tournaments they participate in.  Travel and lodging are the guardian's responsibility.  They are not included with the cost.


Move-Ups: All players should be registered for their correct age group in the registration program.  A player who wishes to try-out for an older age group must get approval prior to registration (please see the move-up policy under league documents) from the IYHL President.  Otherwise, they will not be allowed to tryout.

USA Hockey Requirement

Each Player must be registered first with USA Hockey and then return to this Registration Session to signup for the Season.

Find your USA Hockey Registration Number for the current season to sign up in Spring.

  • Step 1:  CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number.
  • Step 2:  Return to this registration and proceed. Later in this registration session you will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Anne Clifford