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    2017-18 Webster Programs - December & January Updates


    Try Hockey for Free on 11/4/2017!

    1.) WYHA House Clinic Dates for December and January are posted.  Registration for the Peewee/Bantam House Clinics (Wed 12/6 & 12/13 7-8 pm) in December & the RWB & Squirt Clinics in January are OPEN!  Go to www.wyha.com/wyhaclinics to Register and for further info.

    2.) Registration is OPEN for the Beginner Winter Session (Jan to March) (Fall Beginners also need to register for the Winter Session to keep skating, your USA Hockey Confirmation # can also be used for the Winter Session registration)     To register your child, please go to: www.wyha.com/registerplayer    Questions? Contact David Weiss, House Director, house@wyha.com or Jeanne Barreca at registrar@wyha.com   Go to www.wyha.com/beginner for info about our Beginner Program!

    WYHA Home Page Hi-Lights & 2017-18 Info


    USA Hockey 2+2 Challenge Gold Medal for U8 Participation

    Page down & click on the links for more information on:  (Note: links are underlined!)

    • Registration for the 2017-18 season:
      • Player Registration is OPEN!  For registration & program info, instructions and the link to registration, go to www.wyha.com/registerplayer 
        • Beginner Winter program is OPENRegister soon as these programs fill quickly!
      • Coach/Manager/Locker Room Attendant Registration is open!   For Info & Registration Link go to www.wyha.com/registerteamstaff
    • Try Hockey for Free Dates (Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey & USA Hockey)  See below for more info about what to bring to skate at this event!
      • Saturday March 4,2018  TBD     (Co-ed)
    • WYHA is Growing! Page down for our announcement about the NEW off-ice facility.
    • Players and Volunteers Needed: see tab at left or click on link Players OR Volunteers  The Volunteers page includes WYHA Open Board, Officer & Committee member positions.
    • Release Request:  Located at the Bottom of the Contact Us page
    • Team Achievements: Webster Youth Hockey's 2017-18 Teams had a great season.  See www.wyha.com/teamachieve for details on our League & Tournament successes.
    • Camp, Clinic & Training Opportunities (See camps and training
      • Jim Armstrong Shooting Clinic  12/27 at Webster.  Go to camps and training for the Flyer, more details and registration info.
    • WYHA Team Community Service Projects:  go to Community Service
    • Parent Information, FAQ's, General Questions/Contact Info: go to the Parent Info link

    WYHA News & Updates:
    News, updates, and more will be posted here.  Check in often.
    Let us know what you think! 

    Also find us on Facebook…“Official Webster Cyclones” – to get a feel for who we are through the many fun photos posted by our families.

    2017-18 Try Hockey for Free Dates Announced


    Try Hockey for Free on 11/4/2017!

    Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey & USA Hockey

    Try Hockey for Free Dates
             Saturday September 23  9 AM    (co-ed)
             Saturday October 7      10 AM   (girls only)
             Saturday November 4     10 AM   (co-ed)
             Saturday March 4, 2018    TBD    (co-ed)

    All new skaters 3-10 interested in Trying Hockey are Welcome!  Bring a bike or other sport helmet and winter gloves. Long pants and sleeves strongly suggested (it's cold on the ice!).  Free skate rentals (if needed).  Parent must fill out and sign the USA Hockey Waiver at the rink in order for child to skate.
    NO PARENTS ON THE ICE - Webster Youth Hockey will have Coaches and older players on ice to help.
    Information on the Webster Youth Hockey
    Beginner Program will be available at this session!
    Questions? contact registrar@wyha.com or operations@wyha.com

    Become an Ice Hockey Official!

    Become an Ice Hockey Official! 
    Minimum age is 14 in New York State. 
    Go to www.rihoa.com for more info - RIHOA is the local referee scheduling organization.
    USA Hockey Requirements to become a Level 1 Officials are described here
    For 2017-18, registration begins August 1.  A mandatory seminar is required so officials should plan on attending one of the following:

    Level 1 & 2 Seminars
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – August 19, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – September 17, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex 
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – October 1, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex 

    USA Hockey 2 + 2 Challenge Award for 8 & Under Participation

    Webster Youth Hockey is pleased to announce we have achieved USA Hockey GOLD status for our performance on the 2+2 Challenge for the second season in a row (only 5 orgs in NY achieved GOLD level for 2016-17). WYHA has chosen to focus on recruiting NEW players to hockey via our successful Beginner Program and putting development programs in place so we will continue to have competitive teams at the Tier II Travel, Girls and House levels for many years to come.

    The USA Hockey 2+2 Challenge rewards organizations who grow their U8 enrollment, Girls programs and achieve retention goals.  Participation in the USA Hockey Try Hockey for Free program, Beginner incentive efforts, Girls recruitment and our Welcome Back to Hockey retention program early in the season are all part of our successful efforts to grow WYHA along with our new off ice facility (page down for info) opening in the 2017-18 season!

    General Questions / Contact

    Please visit the "CONTACT" link above to connect with any of the key program managers for your skater.  You may also contact us for general questions or to get pointed in the right direction for your information.

    Jeanne Barreca       WYHA Registrar   registrar@wyha.com
    Umbereen Mustafa  WYHA Secretary  secretary@wyha.com
     

    Parent Information - Website/General Info

    Parent Information:

    Click on the Parent Info link to the left. More information added over time.  Currently, a link to a Parent Guide for the Website and also quick instructions on how to update Account Settings (primary email, secondary email & mobile phone), link accounts and enabling receipt of emails & text messages. As questions are received, more content is added.  Contact Jeanne at registrar@wyha.com

     

    Coaches (and Team Staff) - Why do I have to do this Training?

    The following was borrowed from a recent Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) newsletter:
     
    "USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program (CEP) require: USA Hockey Registration, Screening, SafeSport Training, Age Specific Module completion and the appropriate Level CEP clinic to be eligible to coach. Why?
     
    The answer is rather simple; the kids deserve it. What do I mean by that? As parents, you turn your children over to their coaches for several hours a week. After parents and teachers, your kids spend more time with coaches than probably anyone else during the season. USA Hockey and AHAI want that experience to be the best and safest it can be. Only properly educated coaches can help in the development of your skaters both on and off the ice. Coaches have a massive responsibility. Most of us remember our coaches; both the good and the bad. The effect they have on players can be immense and with that comes great responsibility.
    • Coaching Education Program (CEP) Online Age-Specific Requirements (Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed)
    • USA Hockey Requirements: Register as a member of USA Hockey, complete background screening and complete USAH SafeSport Training (Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed)

    This Article was copied to all organizations in Western New York.

    Webster Youth Hockey is growing!

    WYHA OFF-ICE FACILITY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Hockey families – we are VERY EXCITED to announce that we will be opening an off-ice training facility at the Webster Ice Arena in September 2017.  We have signed a lease for the space across the lobby from the snack bar at the Webster Ice Rink.

    This facility will be designed to provide WYHA and community hockey players a place to sharpen their skills individually or as a team.  We want to offer a place for players to get stronger and better while having fun!

    Details are being solidified now.  Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. 

    HELP US NAME THE FACILITY!

    Submit your name idea for this facility.  Winner of the contest earns TWO FREE MONTHS MEMBERSHIP to the facility!

    Submit ideas to secretary@wyha.com no later than FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017.

    Player Registration for 2017-18 is open! Go to www.wyha.com/registerplayer to register your child as a Webster Youth Hockey Cyclone!  Team Staff Registration: Go to www.wyha.com/registerteamstaff

    ALL Empire House divisions (RWB/U8, Squirt/U10, Peewee/U12, Bantam/U14, Midget/U18), Pony/U6 and the Beginner Program are OPEN and accepting registrations!  Our Empire House Programs are growing and we are already planning on more teams than last year!  We strongly urge families to register your child as early as possible as the Beginner and Pony programs fill quickly.

    Try Hockey for Free Dates (Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey & USA Hockey)
             Saturday September 23  9 AM    (co-ed)              Saturday October 7    10 AM    (girls only)
             Saturday November 4     10 AM   (co-ed)
    NOTE: A helmet (bike, hockey, or other sport), gloves (any kind) and warm clothing are REQUIRED!  If needed, we will have free skate rentals.  A parent must sign the USA Hockey Waiver for each child in order for the child to skate. Info on our very popular Beginner program will be available at every session!

    2017-18 Announcements/info/Links - Travel & Girls Tryouts, Empire House Evals

    Tryout (Travel & Girls) Info (coaches, tryout registration, etc.) at www.wyha.com/tryouts (Registration link at bottom of page).
    4/27 Update: All Youth Travel tryouts completed & result links available on the tryouts page    Girls 16U/19U additional tryout Wed 5/3 8-9 PM
    *** ALL PLAYERS who do not make a travel team are invited to the House Evals on Friday 4/28. Travel Tryout deposits will automatically transfer. There is no fee for Evals.
    *** Travel Teams looking for additional players will have a note posted on the Tryout Results page.

    Empire House Evals info:  Go to www.wyha.com/evalsinfo information on Empire House & Team Formation Timeline
    NOTE: Players who were unable to attend the evaluations may pay the Empire House deposit (before June 1) by filling out the registration at www.wyha.com/evalsinfo

    New for 2017-18: Squirt thru Midget Goalie Discount Program (20% off WYHA fees paid at registration in June or July).  Available to House, Travel & Girls teams, max 2 per team, full time Goalies only.  More details to come.  USA Hockey does not encourage full time Goalies at the U8 level, therefore there is no Goalie discount at the U8 level. WYHA wants all players interested in trying Goalie at the U8 level to have this opportunity.

    New for 2017-18: Girls U12 Supplemental Team - open to Girls rostered on U12 & U10/Squirt WYHA Travel & Empire House teams (birth years 2005-2008). No tryout fee! Tryouts Wed 4/12 & Fri 4/14 Tryout Registration is open!  See Tryout link above for reg & more info

    Players Wanted!

    WYHA has a few openings for it's teams, in particular Goalies, Girls, Midgets and certain travel/girls teams.  All teams with openings have the minimum number of players and Coaches. These openings will bring teams up to an optimum strength.  Please check the following webpage for anticipated openings and who to contact if your child is interested.  All players should have a release before contacting any of our coaches about openings.
        www.wyha.com/wanted

    Webster House September Skills Clinic Registration is OPEN!

    House Clinic Registration for RWB thru Bantam:  Cost $30   RWB Mondays 9/25 & 10/2 6-7 PM, Squirt 9/25 & 10/2 7-8 PM, PW & Bantam 9/27 & 10/4 7-8 PM  Pre-registration REQUIRED!  Go to www.wyha.com/wyhaclinics
    to register your child & for further info!
    Clinic Information for Goalies & Travel Players
    - Exciting new development opportunities offered by WEBSTER YOUTH HOCKEY  Go to www.wyha.com/wyhaclinics for info on Instructors & Dates/Times

    Register Team Staff

    Click on this link to go to the registration page for Coaches (HC & AC), On Ice Helpers, Managers & Locker Room Attendants

    Click on this link to go to the Register Player Page

    Use this link to register a player for the Empire House, Travel, Girls, Pony or Beginner Programs