Skaneateles Youth Hockey Association opens registration
As the summer winds down the members of the Skaneateles Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) are turning up the heat in anticipation of the upcoming season which starts Oct. 1
“The goal of our organization is to provide young players in the community an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a fun and safe environment.” said Jason Hubbard, SYHA President. SYHA has been operating within the local community for over 20 years and aligns its programs to USA Hockey, the national governing body for the sport.
The season runs from Oct. 1 through early March and boys and girls of all skill and age levels are welcome to participate.
The organization offers teams at all levels: Termites, Initiation and Mites (ages 4 – 8), Squirts (ages 9 – 10), Pee Wee (ages 11-12), Bantam (ages 13-14) and Midget (ages 15-16 and 17-18).
For those new to the sport, SYHA has equipment bags available and the participant fee for first year players joining the Termites team is waived.
“Every year we look to grow the game and encourage players to participate in our programs. With a 1st year free policy, our goal is to lower the barrier of entry for parents and make hockey an affordable sport.” said Hubbard.
Moreover, SYHA will be hosting a “Try Hockey for Free Day” on Oct. 14.
The event will introduce youth hockey to all participants, from putting on equipment to on-ice activities with SYHA coaches and more.
Team coaches and on-ice volunteers are trained and certified by USA Hockey.
As a result of the high quality programs and coaching available many participants move on to play at higher levels.
For example, throughout the years, players on the Skaneateles High School hockey teams trace their roots to SYHA.
Registration is now open for the upcoming 2017-2018 season through the SYHA website and participants are encouraged to register by Sept. 15 For additional information, please visit: SKANHOCKEY.com.