All WYHA players must have a release before they can move to another organization. This includes players in all Programs (Travel, Girls, Empire House(8U thru 18U), Pony/6U and Beginners). Any organization that allows a player to move from one organization to another without obtaining a release is subject to penalties for illegal recruiting. Per NYSAHA rules, no organization is required to release a player before the end of the season unless the situation is extraordinary. USA Hockey defines the begin of the season as August 1.
Players who would like a release to (potentially) move to another organization at the end of season should request a release after 2/26 and at least ten days before the tryouts or evaluations for their age group.
Players who wish to move to another organization after they are selected for a Travel or Girls team, attend Empire Evals, pay a deposit, or register for a WYHA program or team should contact their respective VP or the Registrar to discuss their reasons for moving. NYSAHA severely restricts player movement after tryouts/evals unless extenuating circumstances (like a parent move out of the area) exist. All teams (6u thru 18U) rosters freeze on 12/31 per either NYSAHA TB rules or league rules (EAHC, WNYAHL, GLGHL).