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Travel & Girls Tryouts Info

To Prepare for tryouts, please do ONE of the following:  
1.) Print & fill out the Tryout Registration Form (Payment Options for Tryout Fee & Deposit: CASH and CHECK ONLY)   ---->
2.) Complete the online Registration and print the Confirmation Email (REQUIRED IF WISH TO USE A CREDIT CARD TO PAY TRYOUT FEE & DEPOSIT) - see link --->

9U thru 12U Season Plans & Coach Info

Girls 12U Announcement & Registration Instructions

12U Girls Supplemental Team: All Girls MUST play on a Webster Travel, Girls or Empire House Team.  Girls attending the Girls 12U tryout should register for:

  1. Girls 12U Tryout if they plan on playing Girls 14U (birth years 2007 to 2004) or Empire House for 2018-19. Once the registration for the 14U Girls tryout and Empire House Evals open, they can register and pay the deposit as this will be their 1st priority team.
  2. Travel Team (9U thru 12U) if they plan on playing Travel for 2018-19 then put a note in the "Additional Info" field that they will also be attending the Girls 12U Tryout.


Parents wishing to pay the Tryout Fee & Deposit by Credit Card MUST register online BEFORE they come to the rink using the link below.  We will have no way to take credit cards at the rink.  This link will open one week before the 1st day of Tryouts:

  • April 4 at Noon for 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 18U and Girls 14U, 16U, 19U (birth years 2000 to 2005). 
  • The registration options for Squirt Mixed and Peewee Mixed are OPEN (new players may register online & pay the deposit or bring form & check for deposit to the rink, players who attended the Webster tryouts the week of 3/27 do not need to re-register)

NOTE: The registration link BELOW will only be active if you are signed into a SportEngine account.  Page down for instructions on how to create an account or to reset your password (for existing account users).  Questions?  contact Jeanne Barreca  585-586-1773


If you do NOT register online for Tyrouts, please print and fill out the form below and bring it with $200 cash or two checks made out to Webster Youth Hockey - one for $50 for the Tryout Fee (nonrefundable) & one for $150 for the League Fee Deposit (refundable if do not play for WYHA Travel, Girls or Empire House).

Sport NGIN Account Information - Creation & Forgot Password

To Create a new Sport NGIN account or LOGIN to your existing Sport NGIN account: 

NOTE: Please create a Sport NGIN account ONLY once per family. Parent's should create the account in the parent/guardian's name and personal email. To LOGIN, click on the LOGIN link in the upper left hand corner of WYHA.COM (user id is your email address), see below for forgotten/reset password instructions.

  • STEP 1 - Create an account: Click on the LOGIN link in the upper left of WYHA.COM then select the "Create an Account" button on the lower right hand side of the login display page. Type in your Account Info (use the parent's name & info) and select the "Sign Up for your Sport NGIN Account" button.
  • STEP 2 - Activate your account: Click on the activation link in the welcome email SportNGIN sends to your email account shortly after account creation. If the email does not appear within 5 minutes, please check your junk/spam folder.  IF YOU DO NOT PERFORM THIS STEP, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MESSAGES FROM YOUR TEAM OR WYHA. Your child may miss team activities or notes from the coach/manager. Also, Coaches & managers can NOT receive privileges to maintain your team website.
  • Forgotten/Reset Password Instructions: Click on the LOGIN link in the upper left hand corner.  A login popup is shown.  Type your email address into the User Id/Email address field then select the "Forgot password?" link below the Password field and follow the directions.

The Travel & Girls Tryouts Schedule is posted BELOW.  As always, families should check BOTH this web page & the Webster HOME page frequently as the dates approach as days/times may change and additional info is posted. 

If there is a time sensitive issue with Tryouts (example injury, illness or conflict), please contact Mark Hyde OR the Head Coach of the team your child is trying out for.

Continue paging down for the Tryout Process & Further Information.
NOTE: We would appreciate it if all online registrations are completed by 3 PM on the 1st day of tryouts your child attends so that lists can be downloaded and printed before staffers leave for the rink.

Release Request:  Located at the Bottom of the Contact Us page

Travel Tryout Schedule 2018-19 Season & Head Coach Announcements!

Team Year Coach Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Other Info
*=Bio @=Season Plan posted
10U Squirt Mixed 2008 - 2009 Bradley Quick & Joe Meyer HC Email:
11U Peewee Minor 2007 Matt Dwyer HC Email:
12U Peewee mixed 2006 - 2007 Mike ABate HC Email:
13U Bantam Minor 2005 Reed Yancey 4/13 5-6 pm 4/17 5-6 pm 4/18 5-6 pm @ HC Email:
13U Bantam Minor 2005 Jamie Newtown 4/13 5-6 pm 4/17 5-6 pm 4/18 5-6 pm @ HC Email:
14U Bantam Major TB 2004 Rory Fitzpatrick / Robert Bolton 4/13 6-7 pm 4/16 6-7 pm 4/17 6-7 pm * @ HC Email: & COMPLETED AND POSTED
14U Bantam Major 2004 Brad Richard 4/13 6-7 pm 4/16 6-7 pm 4/17 6-7 pm * @ HC Email: COMPLETED AND POSTED
14U Bantam Major/Mixed 2004 Andrew LaPietra 4/13 6-7 pm 4/16 6-7 pm 4/17 6-7 pm * @ HC Email: COMPLETED and POSTED
16U Midget TB 2002- 2003 Mark Cuzzupoli 4/13 7-8 pm 4/16 7-8 pm 4/17 7-8 pm HC email:
15U Midget 2003 Lou DiMartino 4/13 7-8 pm 4/16 7-8 pm 4/17 7-8 pm * HC email:
16U/15U Midget NTB 3rd team 2002- 2003 Tyler Smedley 4/19 8:30-9:30 pm HC: Tyler Smedley phone 755-0023
18U Midget 2000- 2001 Joseph Carello 4/12 8-9 pm 4/13 8-9 pm 4/17 8-9 pm HC Email:
Girls 14U 2004- 2005 Pete Broikou 4/12 6-7 pm 4/18 6-7 pm NA @ HC email:
Girls 16U 2002- 2003 Mark Hyde / Jeff Coffed 4/12 7-8 pm 4/16 8-9 pm 4/18 7-8 pm @ HC email:
Girls 19U 1999- 2001 Jeff Coffed / Mark Hyde 4/12 7-8 pm 4/16 8-9 pm 4/18 7-8 pm @ HC email:
Girls 12U Supplemental 2006- 2009 Pete Taylor 3/27 6-7 pm 3/28 5-6 pm * @ HC Email:

Message from Travel VP Mark Hyde

These are exciting times here at Webster Youth Hockey! Please join me in welcoming our travel coaches for the upcoming 2018/19 season. This may be the most experienced group we have ever had. With that said, I’d like to welcome some new faces to WYHA.

First up, Rory Fitzpatrick, although a 10 yr. NHL veteran, Rory has dedicated many hours to giving back to youth hockey. He has coached countless youth teams since his retirement from pro hockey. Rory will attempt to lead the 14U Bantam Major tournament bound team to a state title and a hopeful run at nationals.

In addition, I’d like to welcome Brad Richard. Brad is a former ECHL and AHL player and was an All American and two-time captain in college. Brad will be coaching a 14U Bantam Major team.

I’d like to extend a warm welcome back to a couple of returning coaches. After a short stint at another organization, Jamie Newtown will be returning to WYHA. Jamie played college hockey at RIT and will be coaching a 13U Bantam Minor team.

I’m also pleased to announce that Bob Bolton will be returning as well. Bob is a college hockey veteran who has coached at all levels including high school and his teams have won the WNYAHL league championship for 3 of the last four years. He will be the co-head coach of the 14U Bantam Major tournament bound team with Rory Fitzpatrick.

Last but not least, I’d like to thank all of the WYHA returning coaches for volunteering for another year of hard work and dedication to the great sport of hockey and for being the great role models that they are to the youth players at WYHA.

Please note that all the coach’s bio’s and season plans will be posted soon. If you have any questions, please contact me at Best of luck to all at tryouts!!

Go Cyclones!
WYHA VP/Travel Director

Mark Hyde

Travel Tryout Process & Info

General Information:

A.) All tryouts will be held at Webster Ice Arena.
B.) Players should check in at least 45 minutes before start of tryout ice time to complete registration (hand in forms, checks, online registration confirmation email, etc - see below for Items Needed) and be issued a tryout jersey.
C.) It is recommended players attend all tryout dates.
D.) TB Status at the Youth U12, U14, U16, U18 and Girls Teams will be determined based on the quality of the talent after tryouts.

NOTE 1: Players must register for and attend the tryout based on their birth date.  There is a comments field in the online Tryout Registration system for approved Move-ups (see info below for move-up process).

NOTE 2: WNYAHL has removed the exception for Major aged players on Minor teams effective for the 2017-18 and following seasons.  If there are not enough Minor aged players at Tryouts and enough interested Major aged players, WYHA will consider forming a Mixed team to replace the Minor team. Not applicable to Girls teams.

Registration is required to participate in tryouts.
The following items must be completed and handed in at Tryout BEFORE players are allowed to skate:

1. (All Players) WYHA Tryout Registration has two options:

  • Option1: See below for document to print, fill out and bring to Tryouts.
  • Option 2: Complete online registration (page down for registration link) and bring a printout of the email confirmation.  This option is required for those wishing to pay by credit card.

2. (All Players) Payment of Tryout & Deposit Fees:

  • Two Checks made out Webster Youth Hockey:
    • Tryout fee of $50 per player.  This fee pays for the tryout ice time.  This fee is non-refundable.
    • $150 deposit required.  The $150 deposit is refundable after House Evaluations complete if the player does not make a team or the team is not formed.  Parents need to explicitly make a request to get a refund as we have no idea if they left or will register for House until August. All refunds are processed at the monthly Officer meetings. See for further info on the deposit refund policy. Travel deposits (online, cash or checks) are automatically moved to Empire House Evaluations so players not making a Travel team should register for House Evaluations and select "pay offline" with a request in the Comments field "transfer deposit from Travel tryouts".
  • Online Registration and payment by Credit Card:
    • Payment by Credit Card is ONLY available online.  Payment by Credit Card will NOT be available at Webster Ice Rink on the night of Tryouts.
    • The only option for Travel & Girls Tryouts Credit Card payment is ONE $200 payment which covers both the $50 Tryout Fee & the $150 Deposit.
    • (New to WYHA) Parents must create a SportNGIN account to register online.  Instructions are below.
    • (Current WYHA players)  Parents must be logged into their SportNGIN account to register online.  Forgotten password instructions are below with the instructions on how to create an account.
    • Note that per NYS Hockey regulations, all organizations may not open online registration until one week prior to the 1st night of tryouts for a team.

3. (If did not play for WYHA in 2017-18) Birth Certificate (or passport) COPY if your child did NOT play for WNY based Travel or Girls TB Team in 2017-18 season.

4. (If did not play for WYHA in 2017-18) Release from 2017-18 Season team.  Obtained from the President of your 2017-18 organization.  Players without a signed Release will NOT be permitted to skate at tryouts.  Must be the original (if your organization issues paper only) or a printed version of the emailed release (if your organization scans and sends them by email attachment).  Emailed releases may also be sent to before 3 PM on the 1st day of tryouts.

  • If your child played for an organization NOT in New York, please contact Jeanne Barreca, WYHA Registrar

5. (If did not play for WYHA in 2017-18 or did not play on a USA Hockey registered team in 2017-18 season): Proof of USA Hockey Registration.  Bring a printed copy of 2017-18 OR 2018-19 confirmation page to hand in.  2017-18 confirmation is good until August 1, 2018.   2018-19 confirmation is available after April 1, 2018


Post Tryout Processes:

Once tryouts are completed, rosters will be posted online.  The links will be activated when rosters are made available.

Commitment Form - The NYS Committment Form procedure is: Part A will be completed at a Team meeting within one week of the Tryout Completion.  Parents complete and sign Part A.  The Head Coach then completes and signs Part B.  Then the Team Manager will convey all forms to the WYHA Registrar Jeanne Barreca and she will coordinate completion of Part C by the WYHA President. 

WYHA Policy on Recruiting

This statement is posted at the request of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA) to all 2017-18 Webster Youth Hockey Players, Parents and Coaches to remind people that the rule against recruiting players from other organizations applies to all members of WYHA, not just the coaches.
The purpose of this email is to make clear to you that any pre-tryout skates, clinics, etc organized by individuals are NOT allowed unless ALL players attending are from Webster Youth Hockey.
From the NYSAHA Official Guidebook:
"Recruitment: Associations, through their Participant Members or other component persons (whether or not affiliated with the Association), are prohibited from soliciting or otherwise contacting youth, girls or high school players from another Association, such as by offering contracts, holding tryouts, development camps, programs or other activities, or otherwise engage in conduct that would appear to suggest that such a player who has not been released change his or her affiliation with their current Association (such activities to be known as “Recruitment”). It shall be evidence of Recruitment if after such player and Association have executed a commitment and the player has not been released by obtaining a Player/Financial Release, that the player is contacted by another Association in the above prohibited manner. Any written and signed complaint regarding Recruitment shall be directed to the respective Section President, who will investigate and make a full report to the NYS Hockey Board of Directors, which will take action as deemed necessary and appropriate."
NOTE: A Coach, Manager, Player, or Parent/Guardian of a player on a team is considered a "component person".
You are expected to adhere to this rule. Violation of the policy will result in disciplinary action by Webster Youth Hockey including the possibility of being released from the organization. In addition, the NYSAHA will investigate and take appropriate action against offending associations and/or individuals.
Answers to some common questions regarding this policy:
  • This policy applies to both House and Travel players.
  • Clinics held by independent third parties (Next Level, RIT Hockey School, Strong Hockey, etc) are fine to attend. Clinics held by Youth Organizations such as Squirt Transition, Pond Hockey are possible recruiting events if players from other orgs can attend even if they have a release.
  • A parent or coach buying a sheet of ice to have an extra practice before tryouts is fine to attend as long as all players on the ice are from Webster Youth Hockey.
  • A parent or coach buying a sheet of ice and inviting players from other organizations to attend could be considered recruiting even if there is a social component included or coaches are not present on the ice or in the stands.

Webster Release Info

2017-18 Webster Youth Hockey players who wish to obtain a Release should go to the Contact Us page.  The Release Process and Request Form are located at the BOTTOM of this page.  Please make your requests 10 days before they are needed to allow sufficient time for processing.

NOTE: Obtaining a Release does NOT allow you to participate in any pre-tryout skates or other activities at any other organization until all State Championships conclude on 3/25 (for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 birthyears) or until Nationals conclude on 4/9 (birthyears 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)!

Policy on U12 players playing up

12 u playing up (Pg 12 District and National Guide book)

4) Participation in Older Divisions of District or National Championships – 2017-18 Season and Beyond

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, no player 12 years of age or younger (as defined in the age classification chart for the current season) is eligible to play on a team intending or declared to compete in the District or National Championships or playoffs leading thereto. A player 13 years of age or older may play on a youth or girls’ team in an older classification at a District or National Championship Tournament only if the applicable Affiliate’s rules or decisions, and the applicable local program’s rules or decisions, permit that player to do so. A player residing in one Affiliate may not play on a team in an older classification in a different Affiliate unless both the Affiliate where the player resides and the Affiliate where the player desires to play have granted permission to play in an older classification.