FAQ

1.  I want to play travel hockey.   How do I get more information?

You can contact our team registrar via email.  The registrar can put you in touch with one of our coaches who can discuss the details of travel hockey including the skills and commitment required.  The registrar's email is listed on the Executives Page.

2 . How much does it cost to play travel hockey?

Annual tuition fees cover all league games and a number of non-league games.  The tuition also covers your weekly on and off ice practices.  Tournaments are not covered by the Club's tuition.  Each team covers the cost of any tournament they want to attend.  A typical annual tuition for a Tier II hockey club runs between $1800 and $2200.  Additionally, each tournament you enter can cost between $45 and $60 excluding hotel and travel costs if it is not a local tournament.

3.  How long is the hockey season?

The DVHL season begins in September and ends in February.  Some teams extend their season into March by playing in tournaments.  Some of our teams also run on and off ice practices during the summer.

4.  What is the Tier II hockey and who is the Delaware Valley Hockey League?

All youth hockey for male and female athletes is broken down according to age level designated by birth year.  The Youth levels are 8 & under (Mites), 10 & under (Squirts), 12 & under (PeeWee), 14 & under (Bantam), 16 & under (Midget Minor) and 18 & under (Midget Major).  For female players, the Levels are Girls/Women’s 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 19 & under.

Within each age division, there is a further breakdown into ability levels such as House/Recreation, Tier I, and Tier II.

USA Hockey breaks down each age level even further into Tier II (intended to be community based travel teams) and Tier I (open try-outs with no geographic boundaries).  There is an annual national championship opportunity at both Tiers for 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 18 & under players. At the Girls/Women’s national level, there are no Tiers, but there are annual national championships at 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 19 & under.

The Delaware Valley Hockey League is the Tier II travel league that the Delco Phantom teams play in.

5.  How do I contact someone to talk to?

You can email any of the club executives and they will assist you with you inquiry and put you in contact with a club representative.  All the club executives and their email addresses are listed on the Executives Page.

6.  I am interested in volunteering.  What types of positions are there with the club?

There are many ways to help the Club as a Coach, Team Manager, Time Keeper, Score Keeper, Statistician, Working tables at Club events, and other areas including being elected to the Club Board.  If you are interested in helping out please contact anyone on the board and they will get you connected with the right person.

7.  I am interested in coaching.  Who should I contact?

You should contact the club's vice president.  The email address can be found on the Executives Page.

8.  Who are the Delco Phantoms?

The Delco Phantoms are a USA Hockey Tier II ice hockey club that plays out of Iceworks in Aston Pennsylvania.  We field travel teams from Mites (U8) through Midget Major (U18) at the AA, A and B levels.  We are members of the Delaware Valley Hockey League.