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Bethlehem Youth Hockey is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the teamwork, skill development and sportsmanship of Hockey.

If you would like additional information on joining BYH or becoming more involved with the organization, please contact Ann Marie Kurdziolek at 330-9294 or via e-mail at amkregistrar@yahoo.com 

BETHLEHEM YOUTH HOCKEY
PO BOX 345
DELMAR, NEW YORK 12054
www.bethlehemyouthhockey.org
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2016/2017 Registration is now OPEN
08/25/2016
Get ready for another exciting season of hockey! On-line registration...
A/B Team Evaluation Nights Announced
08/17/2016
BYHA Announces “A/B” team tryouts/evaluations All...
YMCA Strength and Conditioning Clinics
06/23/2016
This summer, the Bethlehem YMCA will be offering off-ice strength...
Requests for Player/Financial Release
03/03/2016
Player/Financial Release   New York State Amateur Hockey...
BYH Policies
08/17/2015
Did you know that BYH maintains many of its organizational policies...
 
2016/2017 Registration is now OPEN

Get ready for another exciting season of hockey!

On-line registration for all BYH programs is now OPEN.  

Greetings Eagle Hockey Families!  Our season begins in just a few weeks, so if you have not already done so, now is a perfect time to register your player.  BYH uses these registration numbers to determine team sizes and coaching needs, so help us plan for the best organization by letting us know that you are interested in participating. 

The tryout/evaluation schedule has also been posted on the website.

 

 

Click here to begin the registration process

 

New for this season:

6U Mighty Mite program:  Our (formerly) LTP program will now be fully USA Hockey ADM compliant and will now be a 6U Mighty Mites program.  If your player is a birth year 2010 or younger this is the perfect place for your child to begin learning hockey from both a physical and emotional age-appropriate learning perspective. You can expect the same great coaching and exciting on-ice Saturday morning practices as in the past with Coach Scott Rock.  New for this season, we have added as part of the registration fee, Wednesday night skating clinics with Coach Dave Randall!  This will give your player the added time and instruction necessary to build a solid skating skill foundation which is critical to their future hockey development.  Additionally we have added 5 jamboree/game sessions to meet the USA Hockey ADM recommendations.  This is a significantly more advanced program over our former LTP program.

8U Mite program: The 8U Mite program is for our 2008-2009 players and is USA Hockey ADM compliant and will provide the best age-appropriate training for your player. After listening to the requests and suggestions of our membership, we are moving our skating skills clinic with Coach Dave Randall to Wednesday nights at the YMCA (right after the 6U clinic).  This was designed to give a better spacing of the on-ice sessions over the course of the week for our Mites.  As part of the registration fee, the Mites will have both Saturday morning practices/jamborees and Wednesday night skating clinics.  Additionally, any player interested in goaltending is free to attend the Monday night goalie clinics at no additional fee!

Sq-Bantam Monday Night Clinics:  To better serve our players, we are again including as part of the basic registration fee Monday night skills clinics with Coach Dave Randall at the YMCA. We will have three separate clinics on Monday nights and each session will be properly geared toward age-appropriate and skill level development.

Mite-Midget Monday night Goalie Clinics:  New for this year we are moving our goalie clinics to Monday nights at the YMCA and adding a third session with Coach Bryan "MAC" McDonald.  The addition of the third session will mean more focused attention on each goalie by Coach Mac and will allow for the proper development of the goalies with age-specific training sessions.   Additionally, with no other team practices scheduled for Monday nights (except Midgets), these clinics are scheduled to allow for every player and coach to attend.  Having our Coaches (at all levels) come out and participate in the goalie clinics will help them devise better practices/drills to help develop our goalies during regular team practices. 

Off-Ice Training:  All teams will now be coordinating with our newly created Off-Ice Training Coordinator to help ensure a more unified and consistent off-ice strength and conditioning program across the organization.  Jerry Cunningham will be filling this newly created role and will work with the Head and Assistant Coaches to develop age-appropriate sessions designed to meet the development needs of the players off ice skills.  


by posted 08/25/2016
A/B Team Evaluation Nights Announced

BYHA Announces “A/B” team tryouts/evaluations

All players interested in playing on a Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam or 16U Midget team (A or B) are encouraged to attend player evaluation/tryout sessions.  Those interested only in House teams, also known as C teams are not required to attend.  All sessions are at the Bethlehem YMCA.

Any players attending tryouts that did not play with BYHA in their last season will need to bring an approved NYS Financial Release that they obtained from their previous organization before being allowed on the ice.  Additionally all players will need to provide a valid USA Hockey registration number.  If you have already registered (on-line) with BYHA you do not need to bring the USA Hockey registration number since it was already submitted during the registration process.

A tryout fee of $50 will be collected at the first tryout session.  Players that are trying out for full-time goalies have the tryout fee waived.

 

All sessions are at the Bethlehem YMCA

Squirt

Mon

9/19

6:00 pm

Tue

9/20

Wed

9/21

 

PeeWee

Tue

9/20

7:30 pm

Thurs

9/22

7:15 pm

Fri

9/23

5:15 pm

 

Bantam

Mon

9/26

6:00 pm

Tue

9/27

6:00 pm

Wed

9/28

7:30 pm

 

16U Midget

Mon

9/19

7:30 pm

Wed

9/21

 


by posted 08/17/2016
YMCA Strength and Conditioning Clinics

This summer, the Bethlehem YMCA will be offering off-ice strength and conditioning clinics at the Y. This new program is designed to help your players get ready and excel for the coming season. This is a 10 week program starting June 29th.  The cost for all 10 sessions will be $75, or pay-as-you-go for $10 per lesson (advance notice is appreciated).

 

Midgets and Bantams every Wed from 7-8pm

Mites, Squirts, and Pee Wees every Thurs 7-8pm

 

In addition to the off-ice strength and conditioning sessions, the YMCA also offers small group personal training sessions. A group of 3 costs $150 for 10 sessions. As the kids get older, strength and conditioning will have a significant impact on developing their athleticism for any sport they play.

 

For more information please contact Jerry Cunningham at

 


by posted 06/23/2016
Requests for Player/Financial Release

Player/Financial Release

 

New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA) requires Player/Parent wishing to attend tryouts, practices or games with a new Association must have a properly submitted and approved Player/Financial Release form prior to attending these events.  The form must be submitted to the Current Association President for approval. 

Please note, that in order for a release to be issued, all BYH fees and team assessments must be paid in-full and all loaned equipment such as jerseys or goalie equipment must be returned and in good condition.

A MSword copy of the financial release can be found here.   Please fill in the requested information, save the document as a MSword file and return to the BYH President at .  Requests for financial/player release will be returned as quickly as possible, however up to 10 days is allowed.

You should not request a financial release until after your season has ended, otherwise your player will not be allowed to attend any further BYH on-ice or off-ice events. 


by posted 03/03/2016
BYH Policies

Did you know that BYH maintains many of its organizational policies on the website.  

These important policies can be found on our home page, left hand menu, under Documents/BYH Policies or just by clicking here.  Please familiarize yourself with our policies and refer to them when questions come up.

 

A few select topic covered are:

 

If I'm a Coach and need level 1, 2, 3 or 4 USA Hockey CEP training - what do I need to do?  (Policy)

 

Can my player have a phone in the locker room? (short answer is no, but here is the Policy)

 

Can my player help out on the ice as a Student Coach?  (Policy)

 

My child needs to get Community Service credits - does BYH offer the opportunity?  (Policy)

 

Plus many others.

 

 

 

 

 


by b g posted 08/17/2015
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