Prep Hockey

Our Smoky Mountain Prep program at age groups 10U to 14U will compete in the Southern Youth Travel Hockey League A2 Division (SYTHL). Our 8U prep team will play an independent tournament and friendly game schedule from Oct-Mar.

In addition to all players participating in the local Cool Sports Rec/House league, the Prep group will practice bi-weekly and play in at least two tournaments out of town.


It is the intention as long as interest and skill support to have a select team each year at the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U levels.


8U-Sunday, Oct. 22nd @ 2:00 PM

10U-Sunday, Aug. 6th @ 12:00 PM

12U-Sunday, Aug. 6th @ 1:10 PM

14U-Sunday, Aug 6th @ 2:20 PM


Practices are held at Cool Sports.

2-4 Tournaments will be held out of town


Practices are Bi-Weekly during the winter rec season.

Extra Costs

Each player will need to purchase jersey and socks, and any other coach required apparel.


Participation in the select program requires mandatory rec league sign up. Select is an add-on to rec league.

All 10U players must be prepared to participate in a MANDATORY leveling tournament in Huntsville, AL on August 19th and 20th if selected.


Registration is open for our 8U Mite program ONLY at this time.  

KAHA and Cool Sports recommend the Prep Program for any player enrolled in Rec/House programs who want additional program options, practices and out of town games.

You will need an active USA Hockey registration number to sign-up and attend the tryout. You can check the status of your registration number by clicking here.

Participation in the prep program requires mandatory rec league sign up. Prep is an add-on to rec league.

The tryout fee for the 2023-2024 prep season is $25.00. If you have previously tried out for the travel program, there is no additional select cost.

Teams will be selected based on evaluations by the hockey director and head coach.

Participation in the tryout, or a previously arranged evaluation, is mandatory for being considered for a team roster spot.

If you cannot attend tryouts, you must contact the Hockey Director

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