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Hello!  It looks like you might be interested in being a part of Chicago Storm Special Hockey!  Would you like to join our team?  Please click BELOW and fill out the "New Player Membership Application."    Our season runs from September through March.  We are currently more than halfway through this season and will not be placing any more new players.  By filling out the application, your info will be added to our current waitlist. Thank You for your interest in our program!  


***  Please be aware we currently have a new player waiting list.  

(Last Update:  Feb. 12, 2024) 

New Player Application/Sign Up

Our programs #1 priority is your players safety.  New players do not begin with our program until after our season starts.  We must make sure we have enough staff to accommodate all of our current players and their extremely wide range of skill levels.  If the player is not placed during the current season, their name will remain on the waiting list for the next season.  The wait for our learn to skate program will be longer due to increased staffing necessary.


Player Requirements:

  • Our program is for any individual with a diagnosed intellectual disability  ie. Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD etc. who would not be successful on a mainstream hockey team.  
  • Minimum Age:  5 years old
  • Maximum Age:  NONE
  • You must be able to wear all safety gear/equipment properly as intended by the manufacturer and required by USA Hockey and/or Chicago Storm Special Hockey.
  • You must submit a medical release form signed by your health care provider releasing you to play ice hockey.


Filling out this form adds you to our New Player Waiting List.  This form does not add you to our roster or get you on ice.  After you submit this form we will contact you via the email address you provided on this form for an observation when a spot opens.

Coaches & Volunteers

Our coaching and volunteer  staff is 100% volunteers.  No matter how you want to help out our team, on or off ice, please fill out this information form and we will contact you at the email you provided. 

  • Interested in volunteering or coaching?
  • Do you already have a USA Hockey#,  CEP#?

Junior Coach / Student Volunteer Program

Our Junior Coaches are one of our programs greatest assets!  Our players love to work with the Junior Coaches!  Our Junior Coaches are required to wear their team warm ups while volunteering for our team.

Want to participate as a Junior Coach in Chicago Special Hockey Program?  Please fill out the application below to apply. 


Minimum age 13 years.  Upon reaching the age of 18, Junior  Coaches must comply with the USA Hockey Screening Program Requirements. (SafeSport & Background Screening)

Must be registered with USA Hockey

Must wear a helmet with full face shield, gloves and skates while on the ice. Must wear helmet during games & while coaching on the bench.

Must always be under the supervision of a carded, screened adult coach during all practices, events and in the locker rooms.

Junior Coaches you are responsible for the information and rules set forth by Chicago Special Hockey Team Handbook!

***  The Chicago Special Hockey Junior Coach Program follows the guide lines of USA Hockeys' Student Coach Program.