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Tryouts

Tryout Questions?
Contact the below Tryout Coordinators (2023-24 Season)

Jessica Clermont 10u Tryout Coordinator

Katy Deutsch 12u Tryout Coordinator

Jack Cahill 14u Tryout Coordinator

Ryan Mance 16u/18u Tryout Coordinator


2023-24 Top Team Head Coaches Selected
8u - Pat Gillespie
10u - Dan Anderson
12u - Chris Kenny 
(NYS Tier II Tournament Bound)
14u- Colette Youlen 
16u-Wrap* - Ryan O'Connell
18u-Wrap* - Ryen Young

18u-Wrap* - Jim Buffoline
[Wrap teams play before high school season start (Late August through mid-November]

SYHA fully supports multi-sport athletes.  Players are encouraged to play Fall sports with full support of head coaches (10u to 14u).


2023-24 Hockey Team Tryouts 

All Players Must Register for Tryouts:
TRYOUT REGISTRATION LINK

All teams (TB, AA, A, B, C) for all divisions (10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u) will be formed in Spring 2023 for the 2023-24 season.  All players need to attend these tryouts to be placed on a team for the 2023-24 season.  


Contact your Tryout Coordinator with any questions.

10u (2013 & 2014 birth years)

Tuesday 3/21 - 6-7pm - SCRF
Thursday 3/23 - 6-7pm - SCRF
Friday 3/24 - 6-7pm - SCRF


12u (2011 & 2012 birth years)
Tuesday 3/21 - 7:10-8:10 pm - SCRF
Wednesday 3/22 - 7:30-8:30 pm - SCRF
Thursday 3/23 - 7:10 to 8:10 pm - SCRF


14U (2009 & 2010 birth years)
Wednesday 4/5 - 5:45-6:45 pm - Saratoga Vernon Rink
Thursday 4/6 - 5:45-6:45 pm - Saratoga Weibel Rink

14u Tryout Registrations will have the option to sign up for an
Optional Checking Clinic (see dates and pricing on home screen)


16U (2007 & 2008 birth years)
18U (2005 & 2006 birth years)

Wednesday 4/5 - 8:15 - 9:15 pm - Saratoga Vernon Rink
Thursday 4/6 - 8:45 - 9:45 pm - Saratoga Weibel Rink

We will be forming two 18u teams and one 16u team for the 2023-23 wrap season.  The 16u head coach is Ryan O'Connell (Mohawks High School Team Head Coach).  The two 18u head coaches are Ryen Young (Storm High School Team Head Coach) and Jim Buffoline (BH/BS High School Team Head Coach). 16u and 18u Tryouts will be conducted simultaneously.

[Wrap teams play before high school season start (Late August through mid-November]

Cost: $45

SYHA fully supports multi-sport athletes.  Players are encouraged to play Fall sports with full support of head coaches (10u to 14u).


Tryout Requirements

1.  Candidates must register online and pay the $45 Tryout Fee: 

TRYOUT REGISTRATION LINK

2.  Candidates must have a current USA Registration (2022-23 USA Hockey Registration expires on 8/1/23).  Players who did not play for Schenectady Youth Hockey last season (2022-23), MUST bring a copy of their current USA Hockey Registration.  Click HERE to request a copy of your current USA Hockey Registration.


Tryouts Policy & Procedures

The Tryout Policy is included in the SYHA Handbook.  www.schenectadyyouthhockey.com/forms