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Tryout registration for the 2022-2023 season is now open.   

All skaters planning on participating in the 2022-2023 season must, pay the tryout fee and attend their session tryouts. (Tryout will be held weekday between April 4th and April 15th.  The schedule will be sent out to registered players and posted on the homepage when it is available.)

Goalies- Please register for your division as well as goalie tryouts. 

Tryout fees are applied to 2022-2023 tuition and are non-refundable.

 

 

 

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2022-2023 Learn to Play (LTP) & Pre-Mite Development (PMD)

This is the Tryout Registration for the Learn to Play & Pre Mite Development.  All players will be required to get a USA Hockey Number and register to be placed on a team. 

 

Learn to Play Program (players born 2015 or later and/or kids new to hockey):  
Wellesley Youth Hockey is proud to offer our Learn to Play Hockey (LTP) and Pre-Mite Development (PMD) programs as part of a multi-year introduction for those new to the sport of hockey. This program serves as an introduction to this fantastic activity that has provided many Wellesley Families with wonderful memories throughout the years. We encourage you to register your child for the upcoming Learn to Skate or Pre-Mite Development programs and look forward to seeing you on the ice during the 2020 season!

What is the difference between Learn to Play & Pre-Mite Development?

LEARN TO Play(LTP):

Borrowing from the USA Hockey manual, the Learn to Play (LTP) curriculum is designed to teach beginner hockey players the fundamentals of skating. The drills we will introduce over the course of the season are designed to meet the needs of a range of players. It’s important for these players to become comfortable on the ice and that they work to hone the basics of hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges that will serve as the foundation upon which they will build their future success.

As part of our mission to emphasize fun, friendship and skill development players will take part in 2 weekly on-ice practices. Each practice session is run in accordance with USA Hockey’s American Development Model by a team of volunteer coaches who are overseen by an experienced, certified on-ice director. The sessions are intended for children of all ages who are new to the experience of skating.

Within the context of our goals and objectives, this program can be encapsulated by the philosophical belief that players should be tired when they step off the ice and they should be smiling!

PRE-MITE DEVELOPMENT (PMD):

Pre-Mite Development (PMD) is designed for skaters who show skating ability or have previously skated in a full year of a learn to play/skate program. Please know that this is NOT a tryout and that this split is designed to group players within similar age and skill sets to better facilitate the mastery of the FUNdamentals.

As you watch the practices that unfold over the season, please know that each session is designed with the following in mind:

  • Free Time: Let the players have the first five minutes of practice as FUN free play. Dump as many items from the bag of toys as possible onto the ice and let kids experiment. Coaches seek to keep players active and engaged from the start.

  • Skating Development: One of the main goals of the LTP/MOS Programs is to develop and strengthen each player’s ability to skate. We designate 10-12 minutes of each session to work on skating up and down the ice, specifically focusing on the proper long hockey stride, on-ice balance, “C” cuts keeping skates on ice, as well as stops and starts.

  • Length of Drills/Stations: 5-6 stations x 6-8 minutes. Stations will focus on building core skills within the framework of fun and active skating. The stations change each practice session to incorporate a new skating skill. We have a limited number of hockey games at the start of the program as the stick, for many young skaters, is a crutch.

Volunteer Coach to Player Ratio: We need your help!! The success of this program and the development of the players is predicated on a large number of coaches, parents and student coaches to help run these practice sessions. The program directors create practice plans and run each practice session, but we need your on-ice help. If you can skate and can keep the kids active and engaged we can use your help. Please do not allow limited or no hockey experience to keep you off the ice... Praise and enthusiasm are the keys to success! Volunteer Coaches Register here 

As we move forward in the season, if players are buying in and we are doing our job of exposing them to new skills, these young skaters will make leaps. Those utilizing 'sleds' will graduate over the year to join those who started without sleds. In short, we are coaching with an eye towards long-term growth as opposed to short-term gains.

We look forward to working with you and your skater(s) over the coming years.

 

The WHYA is finalizing the tuition for 2020-2021. Tuition will be made payable in two additional payments.  Please note that the tryout fee is non-refundable but will be credited towards your player's full-year 2020 – 2021WYHA tuition.  

 

Base Cost: $1,010.00

Opened: 07/21/2022

2022-2023 Mite Travel /Rookie Team Registration

This is the registration for the WYHA Travel Mite (Birth Years 2014-2015) and Rookie Mite Teams (Birth Years 2014-2016.)

Rookie Mites & Travel Mites (players born 2014, 2015 & 2016):

Tryouts for the Travel Mite program are held in early September where a multi-night on-ice evaluation is used to place skaters based on their skills thereby ensuring a safe and productive environment in which players can hone their skills, as well as the knowledge and love for the game of hockey. Additional information about our Tryout Procedures and Policies see the Tryout Tab on the WYHA website: http://www.wellesleyyouthhockey.org/ 

Rookie Mites:  Rookie Mites is a program for players that did not make, or chose not to participate in, the Travel Mite program. The Rookie Mite season begins in late October and runs through early March. An average week of Rookie Mite hockey consists of a team practice, a skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors, and a Sunday morning game. Rookie Mite teams are balanced and participate in the Town Line League. The Town Line League plays at Bajko Rink in Hyde Park and adheres to USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM). The league plays cross-ice games with 4 cross ice-sheets in use during an hour session. As part of the Rookie Mite program, each player receives a team jersey and socks. Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey. 

Travel Mites: Players are placed on one of the three Travel Mite teams based on data compiled from a multi-night on ice tryout. The target roster size for a Travel Mite team is approximately 13 players each. Per USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM), Travel Mite teams will play a season of 4 on 4 cross-ice games. Travel Mite teams participate in the Valley Hockey League with a season that begins the weekend after Labor Day and continues through early March. An average week of Travel Mite hockey consists of a team practice, a skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors, and a weekend game. Practices are run at the Boston Sports Institute while games are played at any VHL rink (including Wellesley). Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey.

Base Cost: $1,212.00

Opened: 07/21/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2014 and 08/31/2016

2022-2023 Squirt Team Registration

This is the registration for the Squirt Travel Teams. This registration has to be completed by all players skating with WYHA in the 2022-2023 season.  

Travel Squirts (players born in 2013 & 2013): Players are placed on one of our Squirt travel teams based on data compiled from a multi-night on-ice tryout as well as information collected from the prior year of play. Squirt teams participate in the Valley Hockey League. Each team will participate in the Valley League parity round games at the beginning of the season before being slotted into skill appropriate levels for regular season play. Valley League teams are also eligible to advance to the Valley League play-offs at the end of the season. Additionally, most teams choose to participate in the State Playdown Tournament (Coaches are responsible for registering teams and will work in concert with their bracket opponents to secure a game time and location) and often travel to one supplemental tournament outside of the VHL and State Tournament play (also determined by the coach). An average week of Squirt hockey consists of at least one team practice, a multi-team skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors, and one to two games which are typically on the weekend. The season starts in early September and ends in mid to late March. Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey. Tryouts for the following season will take place at the conclusion of the season tentatively scheduled for late March – mid-April. 

Base Cost: $1,880.00

Opened: 05/19/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2012 and 12/31/2013

2022-2023 PeeWee Team Registration

This is the registration for the PeeWee Travel Teams. This registration has to be completed by all players skating with WYHA in the 2022-2023 season.  

Travel PeeWees (players born in 2010 & 2011): Players are placed on one of our PeeWee travel teams based on data compiled from a multi-night on ice tryout as well as information collected from the prior year of play. PeeWee teams participate in the Valley Hockey League. Each team will participate in the Valley League parity round games at the beginning of the season before being slotted into skill appropriate levels for regular season play. Valley League teams are also eligible to advance to the Valley League play-offs at the end of the season. Additionally, most teams choose to participate in the State Playdown Tournament (Coaches are responsible for registering teams and will work in concert with their bracket opponents to secure a game time and location) and often travel to one supplemental tournament outside of the VHL and State Tournament play (also determined by the coach). An average week of PeeWee hockey consists of at least one team practice, a multi-team skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors, and one to two games which are typically on the weekend. The season starts in early September and ends in mid to late March. Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey. Tryouts for the following season will take place at the conclusion of the season tentatively scheduled for late March – mid-April. 

Base Cost: $1,880.00

Opened: 05/19/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2010 and 12/31/2011

2022-2023 Bantam Team Registration

This is the registration for the Bantam Travel Teams. This registration has to be completed by all players skating with WYHA in the 2022-2023 season.  

Travel Bantams (players born in 2008 & 2009): Players are placed on one of our Bantam travel teams based on data compiled from a multi-night on-ice tryout as well as information collected from the prior year of play. Bantam teams participate in the Valley Hockey League. Each team will participate in the Valley League parity round games at the beginning of the season before being slotted into skill appropriate levels for regular season play. Valley League teams are also eligible to advance to the Valley League play-offs at the end of the season. Additionally, most teams choose to participate in the State Playdown Tournament (Coaches are responsible for registering teams and will work in concert with their bracket opponents to secure a game time and location) and often travel to one supplemental tournament outside of the VHL and State Tournament play (also determined by the coach). An average week of Bantam Hockey consists of at least one team practice, a multi-team skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors, and one to two games which are typically on the weekend. The season starts in early September and ends in mid to late March. Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey. Tryouts for the following season will take place at the conclusion of the season tentatively scheduled for late March – mid-April.

Base Cost: $1,880.00

Opened: 05/19/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2008 and 12/31/2009

2022-2023 U10 Girls Team Registration

This is the registration for the U10 Girls Travel Teams. This registration has to be completed by all players skating with WYHA in the 2022-2203 season.  

U10 Girls’ (players born 2012 & 2016) : The U10 Girls’ program participates in the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girls Hockey League. MYCGHL teams play a parity round of games before being slotted into skill appropriate levels for regular season play. MYCGHL teams are also eligible to advance to play-offs.  Additionally, most teams choose to participate in the State Playdowns and often coaches will register their team in a tournament. Each team will have at least one team practice and a multi-team skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors each week at the Boston Sports Institute.  The season starts in early September and ends in mid to late March.  Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey.  Tryouts for the following season will take place at the conclusion of the season tentatively scheduled for late March – mid-April.  

Base Cost: $1,880.00

Opened: 05/19/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2012 and 12/31/2016

2022-2023 U12 Girls Team Registration

This is the registration for the U12 Girls Travel Teams. This registration has to be completed by all players skating with WYHA in the 2022-2023 season.  

 

U12 Girls’ (players born 2010 & 2011) : The U12 Girls’ program participates in the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girls Hockey League. MYCGHL teams play a parity round of games before being slotted into skill appropriate levels for regular season play. MYCGHL teams are also eligible to advance to play-offs.  Additionally, most teams choose to participate in the State Playdowns and often coaches will register their team in a tournament. Each team will have at least one team practice and a multi-team skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors each week at the Boston Sports Institute.  The season starts in early September and ends in mid to late March.  Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey.  Tryouts for the following season will take place at the conclusion of the season tentatively scheduled for late March – mid-April.  

Base Cost: $1,880.00

Opened: 05/19/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2010 and 12/31/2011

2022-2023 U14 Girls Team Registration

This is the registration for the U14 Girls Travel Teams. This registration has to be completed by all players skating with WYHA in the 2022-2023 season.  

U14 Girls’(players born 2008 & 2009) : U14 Girls’ program participates in the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girls Hockey League. MYCGHL teams play a parity round of games before being slotted into skill appropriate levels for regular season play. MYCGHL teams are also eligible to advance to play-offs.  Additionally, most teams choose to participate in the State Playdowns and often coaches will register their team in a tournament. Each team will have at least one team practice and a multi-team skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors each week at the Boston Sports Institute.  The season starts in early September and ends in mid to late March.  Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey.  Tryouts for the following season will take place at the conclusion of the season tentatively scheduled for late March – mid-April.  

Base Cost: $1,880.00

Opened: 05/19/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2008 and 12/31/2009

2022-2023 U19 Girls Registration

This is the registration for the Girls U19. This registration has to be completed by all players skating with WYHA in the 2022 season.  

U19 Girls’ (players born 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007) : The U19 Girls’ program participates in the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girls Hockey League. MYCGHL teams play a parity round of games before being slotted into skill appropriate levels for regular season play. MYCGHL teams are also eligible to advance to play-offs.  Additionally, most teams choose to participate in the State Playdowns and often coaches will register their team in a tournament. Each team will have at least one team practice and a multi-team skill session run by Driscoll Skills and Skating instructors each week at the Boston Sports Institute.  The season starts in early September and ends in mid to late March.  Coaches are volunteer parents who must be certified by USA Hockey.  Tryouts for the following season will take place at the conclusion of the season tentatively scheduled for late March – mid-April.  

Base Cost: $830.00

Opened: 05/19/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2003 and 12/31/2007