House League

league layout

2024-2025 Divisions

DivisionBirth YearsTeamsFormat
6U2018-2019Blue & White Cross Ice
8U2016-2017Polar Bears, Jaguars, Sharks, Bulldogs, Tigers & DucksCross Ice
10U2014-2015Polar Bears, Sharks, Bulldogs & TigersHalf Ice
12U2012-2013White, Blue, Red & OrangeFull Ice

Evaluations will be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2024. The purpose of evaluations is to create even teams for each division. This is not a tryout however if players are not quite ready for house league we may suggest another session of Learn to Play prior to joining the league. 

Evaluation Schedule 9/14/25:

DivisionBirth YearsSeptember 14th
6U2018-2019No Evaluations
8U2016-20178:30-9:40 AM
10U2014-20159:50-11:00 AM
12U2012-201311:20-12:20 PM

Season Overview:

  • September 14th: Evaluations
  • September 20th: Practices begin
  • September 21st: Games begin
  • March 15th: Final practice
  • March 16th: Final games

Off Weekends (No Games or Practices):

Event/HolidayDates
Indigenous Peoples Weekend 10/12/24-10/13/24
ACC Fall Classic Weekend11/1/24-11/3/24
Thanksgiving Break11/29/24-12/1/24
Winter Holiday Break12/27/24-12/29/24
MLK Weekend01/18/25-01/19/25
Presidents Day Weekend02/15/25-02/16/25

Schedule:

Group 1 and Group 2 practice times will switch half way through the season. We cannot accept team placement requests based on the practice schedule.

Division
6U (2020-2018)TeamsDayTimeRink
PracticesBlue & WhiteFriday5:20-6:20 PMNorth
GamesBlue & WhiteSunday8:30-9:30 AMNorth
8U (2018-2016)
PracticesGroup 1: Polar Bears, Jaguars & SharksSaturday7:10-8:10 AMSouth
Group 2: Bulldogs, Tigers & DucksSaturday7:40-8:40 AMSouth
GamesAll TeamsSunday2:20-3:30 PMNorth
10U (2015-2014)
PracticesGroup 1: Polar Bears & SharksSaturday8:50-9:50 AMSouth
Group 2: Bulldogs & TigersSaturday9:20-10:20 AMSouth
GamesAll TeamsSunday3:40-4:50 PMNorth
12U (2013-2012)
PracticesGroup 1: White & BlueSaturday10:30-11:30 AMSouth
Group 2: Red & OrangeSaturday11:00-12:00 PMSouth
GamesGame #1Sunday7:00-8:10 AMSouth
Game #2Sunday8:20-9:30 AMSouth

At STJ Hockey we aim to provide a positive structured learning environment for our student-athletes; an arena that fosters personal growth, character, and athletic development. Ultimately advancing quality individuals who are prepared to lead on and off the ice. Our program is committed to the development of all student-athletes by placing an emphasis on: 

  • Quality coaching;
  • Fundamental skill development through proper instruction and repetition; 
  • Instilling values of character, integrity, sportsmanship, and teamwork;
  • Having fun
  • Respect the game and all involved including but not limited to; teammates, coaches, opponents, referees, parents, and arena staff

Our House League coaching staff is comprised of STJ travel and house level coaches, STJ Tier II 16 & 18Utravel team players as well as parent volunteers. 

DivisionsCost
6U$1,000
8U$1,250
10U$1,250
12U$1,250
Payment Plan A: Paid In FullFinal Payment Due:
Non-Refundable Deposit Due During Registration10/1/2024
$250.00 $750.00
$250.00 $1,000.00
$250.00 $1,000.00
$250.00 $1,000.00
Payment Plan B: InstallmentsInstallment #1:Installment #2:Installment #3:Installment #4:Installment #5:
Non-Refundable Deposit Due During Registration10/1/202411/1/202412/1/20241/1/20252/1/2025
$250.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
$250.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
$250.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
$250.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00

In addition to the cost above there is a transaction fee taken by our technology provider. The percentage is 3.75% for all credit card transactions and 2.5% for all ACH transactions. The fee can be avoided by paying via check IN FULL by October 1st, 2024. Checks should be made payable to The St. James with House League in the memo and mailed to The St. James, ATTN: Accounting 6805 Industrial Rd. Springfield, VA 22151 or dropped in the check deposit box located in the coaches hallway. Checks cannot be accepted for Payment Plan B: Installment.

House League Fees Cover:

  • Evaluations
  • 18 Practices
  • 18 Games
  • Team Bonding Event
  • House League Jersey
  • Professional Coaching

What is House Select?

House Select is a supplemental program to the St. James House League for players wanting additional ice time and competition with aspirations to play travel hockey in the future. House Select teams are comprised of the top players in each house league division. Players must participate in the St. James House League to be eligible and are selected through a tryout process. 

When is the House Select tryout and how do I register my player?

House Select tryouts will take place on Sunday, September 15th. The day after general House League evaluations. Interested players should register by marking "Yes" or "Maybe" to this questions on the general house registration form: Does your player plan to tryout for the House Select team? Only players seriously interested in playing house select should attend the tryout. 

What is the schedule like for House Select teams?

House Select teams will have five team practices and five scrimmages vs. opponents around the DMV throughout the Fall/Winter season. House Select teams will also attend one tournament over MLK Weekend. All practices and 2-3 scrimmages will be played at the St. James. Tournaments and 2-3 away games will be played within an 90-minute radius of the St. James. 

What is the cost of House Select?

The cost to participate on a house select team is $650 and includes practices, games, tournaments and a set of home and away jerseys and socks with your player's name and number. Full time goalies receive 20% off. Parent volunteer coaches receive 20% off their player's fee. This cost cannot be prorated for missed events.

A tentative House Select schedule can be found below. Home and away game dates are dependent on opponent availability. Tournament dates are dependent on division availability. 

TeamPractice DatesHome Game DatesAway Game DatesTournament Dates
8U STJ HS9/20, 10/4, 10/14, 11/25 & 1/1711/9, 12/22 & 2/1TBD1/18/25-1/20/25
10U STJ HS9/20, 9/27, 10/14, 11/25 & 1/1711/9, 12/22 & 2/1TBD1/18/25-1/20/25
12U STJ HS9/27, 10/4, 10/14, 11/25 & 1/1711/9, 12/22 & 2/1TBD1/18/25-1/20/25

FAQ'S

Can my player participate in the St. James House League if we are not members?

Yes! STJ Membership is not required to participate in sports programming.

Do we receive a discount if we are members?

Yes! Members of The St. James receive 20% off house league fees, clinics, private and semi-private lessons, stick and puck, camps and tryout fees. Players must have an active membership at the time of registration and hold their membership throughout the hockey season to receive the discount.

How do we become members of the St. James?

Please contact Latasha Thomas-Jacobs if you are interested in becoming a member of The St. James at Latasha.thomas-jacobs@thestjames.com.

What is a USA Hockey Membership?

USA Hockey is the governing body of youth hockey in the United States. A USA Hockey membership provides insurance to programs and participants. Membership also comes with a subscription to USA Hockey Magazine, a comprehensive safety program and a path for players to advance in the sport. 

Is USA Hockey Membership required to participate in STJ House League?

Yes, STJ House League participants are required to register independently with USA Hockey at membership.usahockey.com

Players will need a 2024-2025 membership number to complete house league registration. The confirmation number required will contain 9 numbers and 5 letters: 123456789XXXXX.

When should I complete USA Hockey membership?

Registration for the upcoming season opens in April every year, players should register for their USA Hockey membership before completing STJ House League registration. 

 

 

House hockey is a large time and financial commitment. We expect our players to attend every practice and every game. Hockey is the ultimate team game requiring the commitment of each individual for the betterment of the entire group. While we understand rec hockey may not be your players first priority, we require clear and consistent communication if players will be unable to attend practices and games.

How can I as a parent be involved in my player's house hockey league experience?

The St. James House League requests volunteers for the following positions for each team each season:

  • Team Managers
  • Penalty Box Attendants
  • Score Clock Operators
  • Locker Room Monitors
  • Coaches - prior hockey and ice skating experience is a must.