Since 1961, Wellesley Youth Hockey has supported the growth and development of the sport hockey. Wellesley Youth Hockey offers competitive travel hockey for girls and boys with the express purpose of promoting sportsmanlike competition, team and individual values, and respect for the rules of play in the great game of ice hockey.
Core to the program experience is the development of individual and team skills while embracing sportsmanlike competition and respect for the rules of the game. WYHA is a Member of USA Hockey and Massachusetts Hockey.
Girls' Travel Hockey: 10U/12U/14U/19U teams compete in the Middlesex Yankee Girls Conference.
Travel Hockey (co-ed): All 10U/Squirt, 12U/Peewee, 14U/Bantam, and Midget(fall & winter) teams will participate in the Valley League, AAA/AA/A divisions. This is a wonderful league with excellent competition in the MetroWest areas.
Rookie Mite: teams will participate in the Town Line Hockey League. This is a fantastic cross-ice program at Bajko Ice Rink in Hyde Park and a USA Hockey-sanctioned program. Cross-ice hockey is key to hockey player development. USA Hockey supports cross-ice youth hockey for numerous reasons including more touches to the puck, quick transition, improved balance and agility, and more.
Learn to Play Hockey and Pre-Mite Development (in-house programs) participate in weekly sessions run by Wellesley Youth Hockey. All Sessions are located at the Boston Sports Institute, 900 Worcester St.
The Wellesley Youth Hockey Association, Inc. (WYHA) is a not-for-profit corporation that was founded in 1961. The WYHA Board of Directors, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Managers follow sound principles while running a non-profit, volunteer-based youth hockey program for all girls and boys to have a fun, positive youth hockey experience.
In accordance with USA and Massachusetts Hockey Guidelines, the WYHA strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all to learn and to grow as individuals and teammates in the game of hockey with an equal opportunity to play at an appropriate level and without an undue emphasis on winning. The WYHA endorses the Core Values of USA Hockey: Sportsmanship, Respect for the Individual, Integrity, Pursuit of Excellence, Enjoyment, Loyalty, and Teamwork.
The WYHA is officially a part of Massachusetts Hockey’s District III (Norfolk County), and the WYHA is a USA Hockey participating program. USA Hockey is federally legislated to govern the sport of ice hockey in the United States. WYHA adheres to the rules set forth by these governing regional and national organizations.
The WYHA is an independent organization and is funded solely by the membership fees of its participants, by revenues from fundraising, and by the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The WYHA receives no funding or administrative support from the Town of Wellesley, and no town facilities are used for games or practices. The nine members of the Board of Directors meet monthly and oversee the WYHA, its Officers, and its four committees: the Nominating Committee, the Discipline Committee, the Advisory Committee, and the Special Events Committee.