Travel

Our Travel Teams are competitive in the Western New York region and beyond. Players will be pushed to improve skills while maintaining a love for this sport. If your child has ambitions of high school hockey or beyond, this is the program for him or her. WYHA Travel Teams at the U12, U14, U16, and U18 levels may elect to be "Tournament Bound" (TB), i.e. to compete for the chance to attend the New York State Championships at the Tier II level (or AA) in March with the possibility of qualifying for the National Championships in April.

Ages

9U through 18U following USA Hockey age ranges QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROGRAM? Contact Mark Hyde at travel@wyha.com or Jamie Newtown jamienewtown@yahoo.com

When

Tryouts for Travel Teams occur in late March (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U) and April (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 18U) every year. The Youth Travel season begins on 8/1 and ends 48 hours after all State Championships complete in March (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U) and 48 hours after the National Championships end in April for 13U thru 18U teams.

Where

Our primary rink is Webster Ice Arena in Webster, NY. Teams may practice or play home games at other Rochester area rinks if ice is not available at the Webster Ice Arena. Travel teams play in the WNYAHL league with home and away games against teams in their WNYAHL division which may include teams from northwestern PA, the Southern Tier, Rochester, Buffalo or Syracuse.

Practices

Two practices a week depending on age level. In addition, there will be opportunities for both on ice clinics and off ice training.

Games

WYHA Travel teams (9U to 14U) typically play from 24 to 30 games per season (August to February) plus Tournaments. 15U, 16U and 18U Midget teams generally play a split season 18 to 25 game schedule (plus Tournaments) from August to early November and then shut down so players may participate in the High School season. Midget teams may re-form to practice or play Tournaments in late February and March at additional cost.

Jerseys

Players new to Webster or who have outgrown their jerseys must purchase home and away jerseys at an additional cost. Ordering of Travel jerseys occurs in early May.

Additional Costs

Tournaments, extra ice time. team events and team wear are not included in registration costs. Parents should expect to discuss the costs and amount of travel for these activities at the initial parent meeting with their team's coach.

2019-20

Registration opens in early June and players should register no later than July 31. 
All discounts and the $150 Team Deposit paid at Tryouts have been already been subtracted from the fees shown. Players who did not pay the $150 Team Deposit by May 25 should check the option "I have not paid the $150" and $150 will be added to the amount owed.

Players may not participate in any team activities until they have registered.

QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO REGISTER on the NEW WEBSITE?  For detailed instructions, go to https://www.wyha.com/events/player-registration-instructions-and-information/298

All players are expected to pay in full at registration or sign up for an online payment plan. Parents who wish to pay by check must contact the Registrar at registrar@wyha.com to have a special registration link generated.

Family Discount Program: To utilize this program, register your first child, then contact the Registrar at registrar@wyha.com to get a Family Discount code generated to use to register your 2nd/3rd/4th/etc child.

Use the Registration below to register those players who were selected for a WYHA Travel Team ONLY.  Girls registering for the Girls 14U & 19U teams must use the GIRLS registration under the PROGRAMS tab.  Girls on the 14U or 19U Girls teams should not register for TRAVEL MIDGET or BANTAM.

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