We're a nonprofit organization established to provide an opportunity for the youth of the Greater Rochester, NY area to participate in the great sport of ice hockey. We're committed to providing the opportunity for boys and girls to develop sportsmanship, teamwork and personal integrity, all while enjoying the fun and challenge of a fast action game.
On Tuesday, February 3rd, @ 7:30pm in the WYHA Party Room, there will be a WYHA parent meeting to discuss the #1 Girl's program in Rochester! We will discuss both this year as well as what is being planned for next year for the Girls Program.
The success of the program has been created by parents attending meetings such as this one. The organization listens to parental feedback and makes changes to put a program in place that suits the needs of the players and community at large. Please feel free to bring up any questions you may have around the Girls Program at WYHA!
Webster Youth Hockey will be offering several FREE training opportunities for all WYHA goalies. Bob Janosz, one of the top goalie instructor in Western New York, goalie coach for the Rochester Americans and owner/operator of the Bob Janosz School of Goaltending will be personally running these training sessions. Each session will consist of an hour of on ice training as well as an off ice presentation with Bob Janosz personally. Please register for the appropriate sessions below:
With the weather as it has been the last few days there have been a few game postponements. The WNYAHL does not want a team to travel if the conditions are unsafe to do so. Teams will be notified of any changes to their schedule by the League Notification system or their manager / coach.
Safety is first and foremost! The game can wait and be played another time.
The WYHA Development Practices are skill focused, station based practices for all WYHA Squirt, PW and Bantam house players and all 2006 birth year RWBs. They give those players looking for more ice the opportunity for an additional practice a week. If you already registered for this program when you registered your player for a House team, you needn't register that player again.
These practices will begin Wednesday, October 1st. Please your age group below to register and pay online.
Hello WYHA Parents, Coaches, Managers and Supporters
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. I also hope you are enjoying time away from hockey, pursuing other activities or interests. However it is time to start thinking about the logistics of the upcoming season, especially as WYHA transitions towards USA Hockey's ADM Model. Attached is the WYHA ADM outline, please look it over and contact me with any questions. In order to make this program successful we will all need to be more engaged and focused on asset utilization as well as data collection so that our players' development and fun are maximized. Ice and coaches will need to be used differently than in the past and all parents and managers will be asked to share in new responsibilities.
WYHA is also looking to fill a few key positions that are pivotal for the success of this program. We will need:
ADM Coordinator - This individual will oversee the WYHA ADM program and assist all teams and level coordinators on and off the ice with the transition to Webster's version of USA Hockey's ADM. They will be responsible for scheduling the coaches for the development or team practices. This candidate will need to have a hockey background and be knowledgeable about USA Hockey's ADM program. It will require 2-3 hours a week for the first half of the season and should back down to 1-2 hours a week after that. This is a temporary position designed to help the organization transition to our new program and will be supported by the ACE Coordinator, all the Level Coordinators and all the coaches.
Squirt Level Coordinator - This individual will be responsible for assisting the ADM Coordinator by overseeing all Squirt Travel and House teams as WYHA transitions to the ADM program. They will be responsible for assisting/overseeing on and/or off the ice during 3 team practices and development practices, ensure proper use of the Player Activity Tracker (PAT sheets) at the team level as well as collecting and trending the data from these sheets. The Level Coordinators will be the communication liaison between the Squirt teams and the league officers. A hockey background is preferred but not mandatory and 1-3 hours commitment a week will be required for this position.
PW/Bantam Level Coordinator - This individual will be responsible for assisting the ADM Coordinator by overseeing all PW and Bantam Travel and House teams as WYHA transitions to the ADM program. They will be responsible for assisting/overseeing on and/or off the ice during 3 team practices and development practices, ensure proper use of the Player Activity Tracker (PAT sheets) at the team level as well as collecting and trending the data from these sheets. The Level Coordinators will be the communication liaison between the teams at this level and the league officers. A hockey background is preferred but not mandatory and 1-3 hours commitment a week will be required for this position.
Goalie Coordinator - This individual will be responsible for overseeing all the goalie training in the organization. A goalie mentoring program will need to be structured and group and individual training sessions will need to be organized. A hockey/goalie background is preferred but not mandatory. 2-4 hours a month will be required for this position.
If you have any questions regarding these positions or are interested in applying for one of these key coordinator roles please contact me by cell or e-mail.
During the second weekend of the Boulter Tournament, WYHA awarded Salvatore Latore the Grant Lintala Sportsmanship award. Salvatore has been playing hockey for five years, and according to his coach, Bradley Bulger, Salvatore shows up to play with a smile, always gives his best, and demonstrates sportsmanship.
The Grant Lintala Sportsmanship Award is given out annually at the Boulter Tournament. This is a very important award for WYHA and all the people who knew and loved Grant. Grant was a Webster youth hockey player at the PeeWee level who died suddenly during the 2002 season from a rare form of strep. He was a player who exemplified the meaning of sportsmanship. He loved hockey and life!
WYHA is pleased to be able to offer a 10U Girls Development Program for players born in 2003-2005. The program entails 2 additional ice practices a month Jan-Mar, 3-5 cross ice jamborees and a paid registration spot in the RWB division for the Boulter Tournament for the team. The program needs at least 10 registered players to create the team.
Please click here to register your daughter. The cost is $175 per skater. Additional skaters will lower the cost. Coaches will ref games. Every opportunity will be taken to avoid conflict with the existing teams’ practices & games based on the first 10 skaters signed up.
If you have any questions, or if anyone is interested in coaching, please contact Tammy Hall, WYHA Girls Program.
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