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June 6, 2020

SYHA Hockey Families,

We are getting closer to ice hockey opening in New York and the Capital Region.  As a sporting/recreational activity, youth ice hockey is a Phase 4 activity.  We are hoping that SCRF will reopen around the beginning of July.  However, New York State Amatuer Hockey Association (NYSAHA), our governing body, still has not set a schedule for begin ice hockey or tryouts.  As soon as NYSAHA provides this guideance, we will schedule some practice/skills sessions and tryouts.    

Some other local Associations, as approved by NYSAHA, have been selecting and committing players to their top teams.  SYHA decided to not commit any players as we feel that tryouts are the fairest and best way of selecting players for teams.  As previouly mentioned, we will schedule tryouts for our top teams as soon as we are permitted by NYSAHA.  We will continue to follow our normal process of conducting player evaluations for our other teams (e.g., B/C) at the beginning of the regular season (September).  

As a reminder, it is important that 10u to 18u players register for the 2020-21 season as soon as possible (you can register with a $75 deposit).  A $200 late fee will be assessed after June 10.  We need families to register for 10u to 18u so that we can secure ice time and order uniforms.  
Registration Link:  https://schenectadyyouthhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/346608691.  SYHA will refund your 2020-21 registration fee any time before you sign a commitment letter with SYHA.  We CANNOT refund any monies paid for game jerseys as they are custom ordered for your size and number.   See registration information below.

We will keep you posted and relay information as we receive it.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Greg Marcincuk
President, SYHA
gmarcincuk@gmail.com
518.366.3147 (cell)


2020-21 Registration Open - 8u to 18u
8u - $75 Deposit - Late Fee after 8/1
10u to 18u Registration - $75 Deposit -
Late Fee after 6/10
Players Register Here
Coaches Register Here
Click Here for Fee Schedule

Registration must be completed by 6/10/20 to avoid a $200 late fee (10u to 18u).  We need solid registration numbers by 6/10 to allow us to order game jerseys and secure ice time for the upcoming season.  SYHA will refund your 2020-21 registration fee any time before you sign a commitment letter with SYHA.  We CANNOT refund any monies paid for game jerseys as they are custom ordered for your size and number. 

 


June 11, 2020 - Update for Coaches

HTTPS://WWW.USAHOCKEY.COM/NEWS_ARTICLE/SHOW/1108088
 

  • Introduction of Temporary Coaching Card during COVID-19
  • Level 1-4 Coaching Clinics will be virtual

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced on June 10 that it will conduct its Level 1-4 coaching certification clinics virtually until it is deemed safe to host large group gatherings. In addition, a new temporary card is being introduced as a flexible option for coaches to maintain their certification if they are unable to attend virtual coaching clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual clinics will begin immediately and include 30-50 coaches at a time. Coaches can find scheduled clinics here and registration information here.

The temporary card will allow each coach to have the proper level of certification for the 2020-21 season without attending a clinic. The temporary card applies to coaching levels 1-4 and will be offered through June 30, 2020.

Click here to register for the temporary card online or download the form that can be completed and submitted to the USA Hockey national office.   All coaches who sign up for the temporary card will be able to participate in any virtual or in-person USA Hockey coaching clinic this season if their circumstances change for no additional charge.


Tryouts postponed by USAHockey & NYSAHA due to COVID-19.  New dates will be posted after they are announced by NYSAHA.

NYSAHA Letter:  Please see below letter from NYSAHA.  In summary:

  • Tryouts are still not permitted until further notice
  • Effective 5/30, all NYS hockey players will be granted an automatic release unless they are reported by their Association as having an obligation due.  
  • 6/1 to 6/10 - Associations can sign players to tournament-bound teams without tryouts.  SYHA WILL NOT BE SIGNING ANY PLAYERS AND WILL HOLD TRYOUTS WHEN PERMITTED.
  • 6/11 to 6/20 - Associations can sign players to ALL teams without tryouts.  SYHA WILL NOT BE SIGNING ANY PLAYERS AND WILL HOLD TRYOUTS WHEN PERMITTED.


SYHA WILL NOT BE SIGNING ANY PLAYERS BEFORE ON-ICE TRYOUTS.  


SYHA is now now waiting for approval from NYSAHA to hold on-ice tryouts.

 


***IMPORTANT NEWS***

All SYHA activities have been postponed until further notice due to coronavirus.  Check back here for updates.

This includes:  Learn to Skate, Spring Mini-Mites, Spring Rec Hockey, and Tryouts

If you purchased the REGSAVER insurance option when you registered, this product is administered entirely separately and independently of SYHA .  Copied below is some basic information about this product.  Please refer to the confirmation email  sent by  NextWave Insurance Services or AIG for your specific policy number.

Regsaver is provided by Next Wave Insurance Services, LLC (CA license number Of00755) and administered by AIG. Questions, claims and cancellations for Regsaver should be directed to AIG by the policyholder or person responsible for the purchase of this order.

AIG World Service Center

866-690-6859

info@regsaver.com

 


Tryouts for AA / Tournament Bound Teams
10u / 12u / 14u / 16u / 18u

Tryouts postponed by USAHockey & NYSAHA due to COVID-19.  New dates will be announced after they are announced by USAHockey and NYSAHA.

10u-AA:  TBD
12u-AA: TBD
14u-TB: TBD

16u Wrap: TBD
18u Wrap: TBD
[Additional 16u and/or 18u teams (full or wrap) will be made based on registration numbers]
Click 
Here for Full Schedule
REGISTER HERE


Head Coaches Announced for 2020-21 Season

10u-AA - Colette Youlen
12u-AA TB - Jason Darcy
14u TB - Jordan Beck
16u Wrap TB - Ken Lancto
18u Wrap TB - Jim Archibald


Skating Lessons

Skating Lessons are appropriate for ages 4 thru adult, beginner to advanced skaters.  Session consists of one hour/week for 7 week.  Each week will include a 30 minute small group lesson and 30 minutes of independent practice time.  Special focus lesson groups available for Semi-private Intro to Figure Skating and Advanced Beginner Hockey Skating Skills.  See registration for more information.  Cost is per $99 or $160 for semi-private Intro to Figure Skating.

 All lessons are held at the Schenectady County Rink, 5 Tower Road, Glenville, NY. 

Click here to see many Frequently Asked Questions, including our Make-up Lesson Policy for the Fall, Winter and Spring I Sessions.  

The  Spring I  Session  will run on Saturdays, Feb 29 thru Apr 11 (12:20-1:50pm) and on Mondays, March 2 thru Apr 13 (6-7pm).  Registration has closed.  UPDATE AS OF 3/16/2020:  Skating lessons have been suspended until further notice.  Registered participants should continue to check your email and this website for further information. and updates.

Additional sessions will be held as follows:

Spring II (Mondays, 6-7pm only) - Apr 27 thru June 15th.  UPDATE AS OF 3/16/2020:  The Spring II session may be shortened as needed in response to social distancing recommendations related to COVID-19.  Online registration will be opened once a firm start date is anticipated.

Summer (Mondays, 6-7pm only) - July 6 thru Aug 17

September (Mondays, 6-7pm only) - Sept 14 thru Oct 26


Spring Entry Level Hockey
 
Try Hockey for Free  with SYHA  will be Saturday, February 22, from 4-5pm, at SCRF (5 Tower Road, Glenville).  Advanced registration is required at www.tryhockeyforfree.com.  Participants should have prior skating experience and must bring a helmet and a pair of winter gloves.  Bring your skates and stick if you have them, if not - no worries, free rentals will be available!

 

The following programs have been suspended until further notice.  Registered participants should check their emails for further information:

Spring Mini-Mites   For independent skaters with prior hockey experience to  continue working on developing basic hockey skills.  Full gear required.  Ideal introduction for players with informal hockey experience or for players who have completed an introductory hockey program. Class size is limited, registration will close on March 19th or upon reaching capacity.   Cost:  $85.00  Coach:  Walter Peretti,   

Dates, Time, and Location:  

  • Sundays March 22, 23, April 5 from 11:15-12:20 at SCRF
  • Saturday April 11 from 11:15-12:20 at SCRF
  • Sundays April 19, 26th from 11:15-12:20 at SCRF

 

Spring Rec Hockey for ages 9-13 - A great follow up to our full season program or as an introductory hockey program for older children who already have the following skating skills:  can skate forward in a gliding motion, can turn in both directions, and can stop.  Full hockey gear is required.  Program will include fundamental skills and small area games.  Cost is $85.  Registration will close on March 19th or upon reaching capacity.  Brianne Brinker, Coach.  

Dates, Time, and Location:  

  • Sundays March 22, 23, April 5 from 10:10 - 11:15 at SCRF
  • Saturday April 11 from 10:10 - 11:15 at SCRF
  • Sundays April 19, 26th from 10:10 - 11:15 at SCRF

Entry Level Hockey Information

Thinking of getting your child started playing Hockey?    Please see below for more information about our full season entry level programs which generally run November - February.

 
Skating Lessons  - hockey begins and ends with skating skills!  We recommend at least one session of skating lessons before the starting our entry level hockey programs.  Sessions are 7 weeks long and offered year round beginning in Jan, March, May, July, Sept, and November.
 

Intro to Hockey Ideal for ages 5 and 6 with some skating experience but no prior hockey experience.  Full gear is required, however we do have limited quantities of loaner gear which can be borrowed.  You must provide hockey skates, stick, and hockey helmet with face mask.  Completion of one or more sessions of skating lessons is recommended before participation.  Jersey included.  USA Hockey membership required (www.usahockey.com).  Program meets on Saturday mornings and runs from mid November thru February.

Mini-Mites  Ideal for ages 6 and 7 who have taken Intro to Hockey or have had other equivalent prior hockey experience.  Full gear is required, however we do have limited quantities of loaner gear which can be borrowed.  You must provide hockey skates, stick, and helmet with face mask. Program meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and runs from early Nov thru February.   USA Hockey membership required.  

Rec Hockey for ages 9-13. A program for beginner  and advanced beginner skaters age 9-13.  Must have had at least one prior session of skating lessons and must be able to skate forward and stop independently. Full gear is required.  Program meets once per week, 4-5:15pm on Sundays.  USA Hockey membership required.  Program runs the last Sunday in October thru February.

Still have questions about getting your child started with hockey? Contact Linda Z at 518-393-9459 or lzahn@nycap.rr.com.

 


Player Releases
See instuctions at www.schenectadyyouthhockey.com/forms

UPDATE:  PLAYER RELEASES ARE NOT NEEDED FOR 2020-21 SEASON PER NYSAHA

 


DIFFICULTY REGISTERING?

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If you are having trouble registering from a PC or MAC, please go into your browser history and clear your cache and cookies.  If you are still having troubles, please send an email to lzahn@nycap.rr.com explaing 1) what exact link you clicked on and 2) what error message you received.

Thanks for registering; we appreciate your patience with technology!


Upcoming
Board Meeting

Date: 7/1/20
Location:  Teleconfernce
Time: 7pm

(contact jbarber1104@aol.com for conference call information)


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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.




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