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    12/16/21 - NYSAHA issued a statement to all member associations, including SYHA, requiring face coverings for all hockey events, including on-ice games and practices.

    12/16/21 - Union College Messa Rink:  Per Union College, all visitors are required to wear a face covering inside the building, including players, coaches, and officials while on the ice and benches.  

    12/16/21 - SCRF:  Per the above NYSAHA memo, all players and coaches are required to wear a face covering during all hockey events, including players and coaches while on the ice and benches.

    9/1/21 - SCRF:  Per Schenectady County, all visitors are required to where a mask while inside the County-owned facility.  

    Skating Lessons

    Click here for a description of our lesson program and frequently asked questions.

    Registration for the Winter Session (Jan/Feb) has closed.   If you registered for the waitlist, you will only be contacted if we have a spot to offer you.  The last classes of the Winter session will be on Monday,  February 14th and on Saturday Feburary 19th.

    The Spring I Session will begin on March 5 (Saturdays, 12:15pm-1:45pm) and March 7 (Mondays, 6-7pm) and run for 7 weeks.  Online registration will be open in early February, and will close on February 28th or sooner, if maximum capacity is reached.   

    Entry Level Programs

    SYHA is proud to offer the following entry level hockey programs.  Click here for more information.
    INTRO TO HOCKEY -  Ideal for ages 5 and 6; one session or more of skating lessons, or equivalent skating experience required.  
    MINI-MITES  - Ideal for ages 6 and 7, Intro to Hockey or equivalent skating and hockey experience required.  
    REC HOCKEY for ages 9-13 - Ideal for the older beginner, MUST be able to skate forward, STOP, and skate backward.  This may require several sessions of skating lessons before registering.  

    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

    Contact Division Directors for information:

    2022-23 Head Coaching Application

    Apply to be a Head Coach for 2022-23 Season:

    2022-23 Coaching Registration

    Register to be a coach for the 2022-23 Season:


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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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    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.