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Bethlehem Youth Hockey is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the teamwork, skill development and sportsmanship of Hockey.  We are a Tier II organization that focuses primarily on player development and promoting the FUNdamentals of ice hockey and ADM development principles.

If you would like additional information on joining BYH or becoming more involved with the organization, please contact our Registrar at .


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BYHA Summer Skills Clinic
Bethlehem Youth Hockey Association Summer Skills Clinics New for...
BYHA Registration is OPEN
Registration for all BYHA 2017/2018 teams is OPEN Registration...
BYHA Teams for 2017/2018 Season
As the 2016/2017 season draws to an end, BYHA would like to thanks...
Requesting a Release
2017-2018 Coaches Applications being accepted
Anyone interested in coaching a BYHA team next season, either as...
BYH Policies
Did you know that BYH maintains many of its organizational policies...
BYHA Summer Skills Clinic

Bethlehem Youth Hockey Association Summer Skills Clinics

New for 2017 – Clinics at the Bethlehem YMCA! – Now closer than ever!

BYHA is again holding its annual Summer Skills Clinics.  The clinics are open to current BYHA players and those players trying out for BYHA in the Fall.  The clinics will consist of station based drills, small area games, and games.


5 sessions - Tuesday nights August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the YMCA


On-Ice Program


U6 & U8 Mite

5:30 – 6:30

6:45 – 7:15

Squirt & Pee Wee

6:45 – 7:45

5:45 – 6:15

Bantam & Midget

8:00 – 9:00


*Dryland trainings will be held in parking lot and back area.  Please bring sneakers.

Click here to register for the 2017 BYHA Summer Skills Session


$75.00 if paid in advance ($15.00 per session)

$20.00 if paying at the door.

**Please bring exact amount or a Check if pay each night.

by posted 06/13/2017
BYHA Registration is OPEN

Registration for all BYHA 2017/2018 teams is OPEN

Registration information, organizational rules, fees, discounts, refund policy and team-level descriptions can be here.


Early Basic Registration Discount!!

If you register for an A, B, or C team July 1st or earlier you will receive a $125 discount off of your basic registration fee.  A deposit of $250 is required at the time of registration to secure the discount. There is no early registration discount for the 6U program.


Before you begin..

You must have a valid 2017/2018 USA Hockey Registration number before registering with BYH.  

Please click here to be redirected to the USA Hockey registration system.  

by posted 05/29/2017
BYHA Teams for 2017/2018 Season

As the 2016/2017 season draws to an end, BYHA would like to thanks everyone that participated in our teams this season. We hope that you enjoyed your experience in BYHA and will return again as we kick off the 2017/2018 season in the Fall.

Many of you have requested that we post our plans for next season and we are happy to communicate them here. Naturally, team formation is based on player interest and other factors, so certain teams may or may not be formed, however based on our current player projections below are the teams we are activley planning to have. Coaches selection is underway and the coaches will be named (found on this website) as they are approved.


2017/2018 team line up

18U Midget A Wrap

Coach Dylan Lappe

(BCHS Head Coach)


16U Midget A Wrap

18U Midget B full season hybrid

Coach Tim Talmage


16U Midget B Full-season

 Coach Tim Kelley


Bantam A

Coach Marty Hull


Bantam B**

to be announced


PeeWee A

Coach Keith Cataldo


PeeWee B**

Coach Paul Kelly

Coach John Queenan


Squirt A

Coach Blake Backlund


Squirt B**

to be announced


Sq C

to be announced 


8U Mite

Coach Matt Carlson


6U Mighty Mite

Coach Joel Middleton


Tryouts will be announced in a few weeks. 

Midget tryouts are likely to occur late spring/early summer.

Bantam-Squirt tryouts are typically held late September.

*The Midget 18U and 16U wrap teams are designed to support the needs of the high school level player and are scheduled to not interfer with the rigourous game or practice schedule of the high school programs. The teams will be formed late summer and conclude just prior to the start of the high school season. Both 18U and 16U players are encouraged to participate for these teams which will be State Tournament Bound.

** We will form as many B teams as necessary to support the interested players.

by b g posted 04/10/2017
Requesting a Release

Attention BYHA families



Completed releases are to be sent to   and

 MUST be in MSWORD format. 

Other formats will not be accepted and will delay issuing your release.


If you are interested in attending tryouts for another organization please be aware that you need to obtain an approved NEW YORK STATE AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION, INC.PLAYER /FINANCIAL RELEASE FORM from BYHA beforehand. The form can be found HERE.


In order for a release to be approved, all BYH and team obligations need to be paid in full and any jerseys or other loaned equipment must be turned in - a release will not be granted otherwise.


NYSAHA allows for up to 10 days for approval, so please do not wait until the last minute to request a release.  However once a release is issued, you are no longer allowed to attend any BYH events such as practices, games, clinics etc so please take that into consideration when requesting a release.


by b g posted 04/05/2017
2017-2018 Coaches Applications being accepted

Anyone interested in coaching a BYHA team next season, either as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach, are encouraged to submit their application using the Coaches Application form found here or under the Documents section of the web page.


A Teams

Applications for Head Coaches of A teams should submitted by 2/28/2017*.



B and C Teams

We are also interested in knowing if you are interested in coaching B or C teams next season, so please send your application in for those teams at anytime, but we request that they be submitted by 5/26/2017*.  



All selected Coaches and Assistant Coaches will need to complete their SafeSport Training and NYS Screening before the first practice of the 2017/18 season.

Additionally, USA Hockey CEP training and USA Hockey Level Module training will also need be be completed (or registered for a CEP clinic) before 11/1/2017.



*Note :For planning purposes BYHA requests that applications be submitted by the posted due dates however BYHA reserves the right to consider other applicants before or after posted deadlines for all teams and coaching levels.

by posted 02/15/2017
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 10/01/2016
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