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    Registration for the September Session (9/13/21 - 10/25/21) has closed.   

    Registration for the FALL Session is OPEN!  The Fall program will run classes on Saturdays from  11/6/21 thru 12/18/21 (12:15pm-1:45pm) and on Mondays from 11/8/21 thru 12/20/21 (6-7pm).  Click here for program details or to register.   NOTE:  REGISTRATION for both Saturday and Monday classes WILL CLOSE on Thursday, Nov 4th.  From Nov 5th thru Nov 10th you will be able to register at no cost for the waitlist.  If we have room in an appropriate lesson group, we will notify you by Nov 11th.


    Try hockey for Free is back!  Come skate with Schenectady Youth Hockey Coaches,  volunteers, and players  on Saturday November 6th, 6-7pm at SCRF (5 Tower Road, Glenville) Must be able to skate independently. 

    Bring your own helmet (bike, ski, or hockey), skates, and a stick.  Skates and sticks will be available to borrow if you don't have them.  Advanced registration will be required, please check back for the registration link.

    Entry Level Programs for 2021-2022 Season - REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

    FALL SESSION OF SKATING LESSONS: Registration is OPEN for the Fall Session of skating lessons.  Classes will be offered on Saturdays, 11/6-12/18 (12:15-1:45pm) and Mondays, 11/8-12/20 (6-7pm).  Click here for program details or to register.
    Special hockey skating lesson group available for experienced hockey players who can do forward crossovers, skate backwards, one foot glide on each foot, and stop.  Group will work on backwards crossovers, hockey stops,  quick direction changes, inside and outside edge work.
    INTRO TO HOCKEY  -  Intro to Hockey  is back!   Program meets on Saturday mornings, Nov thru February, at SCRF.  Full gear required, although loaner gear is available.  You must provide your own skates, hockey helmet, and stick.  Interested? One session of skating lessons or the equivalent experience is required. 
                      Registration is now OPEN, click here for more information or to register.   Cost is $249.00 thru 10/29/2021 and will increase to $279 on 10/30/2021.  Classes will meet Nov 13 - Feb 26 (15 classes), 10:45-11:45am, at SCRF.
    MINI-MITES -  For skaters born in 2014 or 2015 with some prior hockey experience.  Meets on Sat and Sun mornings, Nov - February.  Saturday class will focus on skating skills and be taught by Coach Dave Randall, and Sunday class is hockey skills and small area games, led by Coach Walter Peretti.  
                 Registration is now OPEN!  Click here for more information or to Register.  Cost is $400 for the full program (Nov-Feb), or $225 for just Nov and Dec.  Prices increase on October 30, 2021 to $430 and $250, respectively.  First class will be Sunday, Nov 7th, 8am, at Union College.  Saturday classes will begin on Nov 13th, 9:30am, at SCRF.
    REC HOCKEY for ages 9-13: - A fantastic program for older kids just getting started in hockey.  Program will work on improving skating skills, learning and practicing hockey skills, small area and full ice games.  Full gear, the ability to skate independently, and complete a full stop are required.  Program meets on Sunday afternoons at Union College, October 24, 2021 thru February 27th (18 practices, plus 2-4 additional full ice game slots, as possible).  
                         Registration is now OPEN! Click here for more information or to register.  Cost for the program is $299 thru October 29th, cost on or after October 30th will be $329.

    8u Hockey (Cross-Ice Mites)

    8u Early Bird Bird Registration ends on September 3, 2021 ($200 savings)
    Register Here

    Program runs from mid-October to the end of February

    20 team practices (skills and drills)
    17 sessions with professional skating coach (Dave Randall) or goalie coach (Bryan McDonald)
    17 home games (cross-ice games at Union College Rink)
    2-3 jamborees
    (approximately 60-67 hours on ice)

    Thursday nights at SCRF
    Saturday mornings at SCRF
    Sunday morning at Union College Rink

    Cost: $600 early bird registration ends on 9/3 ($200 savings)

    8u priority is given to 2013 & 2014 birth year players
    Based on availability, 2015 & 2016 birth years may be eligible to join the program
    Our Mini-Mites Program is open to all 2015 & 2015 birth year players

    2021-22 Tryouts (Top Teams)
    Completed for 2021-22 Season

    2021-2022 Travel Hockey Teams & 8u (Cross-Ice) Registration

    10u to 18u Early Bird Registration ends on June 15, 2021 ($200 savings)
    8u Early Bird Bird Registration ends on September 15, 2021 ($200 savings)

    Register Here

    10u - Registration Closed

    12u - Registration Closed

    14u - Registration Closed

    18u (2003-2006) - Registration Closed

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    2021-22 Coach Registration Form

    As SYHA Coaches MUST complete the below registration:



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    Board Meeting

    Date: 12/12/21
    Location:  Teleconfernce
    Time: 7pm

    (contact for conference call information)

    Live Barn

    Watch live and recorded games/practices at SCRF (and hundred of locations) via LiveBarn.  Use SYHA code eeac-87f8 for 10% discount.

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    Same products, prices and service - AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the added benefit of supporting charitable organizations.

    SYHA is one of twenty-one associations that have been designated a USA Hockey Model Association.

    In 2017, SYHA rolled out Hockey Scholar™, a online STEM education course to our players that brings science, technology, engineering and math concepts to life using the fast-paced game of hockey.  We are the first youth hockey association in the nation to utilize Hockey Scholar demonstrating our commitment to player academic performance.