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Dear Current and Prospective Members of HYHA,

The following pages contain important information regarding the process for registering with Hamden Youth Hockey Association for the 2009-2010 season. Please read through the material carefully and save it for future reference.
As in previous years we are committed to ensuring every child wishing to do so is provided the opportunity to skate with Hamden Youth Hockey provided we have the necessary resources and the child’s family honors all deadlines and financial obligations.
We continue to strive to provide a quality hockey experience for all members at an affordable price. As in previous years, full year travel teams can usually expect two hours of practice per week, a minimum of 12 home games and at least as many reciprocal away games (many of our travel teams play more than twice as many away games).
All full year travel team players will play in three tournaments, typically including the Haunted Shoot Out, held in late October in Marlboro, MA , a winter holiday tournament and their respective end of season state tournament. This season A teams will scheduled to play in Hamden’s own McKeon Holiday tournament while B and C teams will travel for a comparable holiday tournament. 
Following recent year practices and in response to membership requests we are, again, holding tryouts for travel teams this Spring. Tryouts will be held the first full week in May. Click here for details on the tryout schedule. The team selection process will be completed on Commitment Day, the date whereby all families must commit to the team or forfeit their skater's roster spot.   
Like last season, members will again be asked to pay their USA Hockey and CHC affiliate fees directly to USAH via the USAH web site. Those member families not willing or able to pay these fees on-line will have them added to their HYHA account and will be payable immediately. USAH's online registration process will commence May 1 of this year. 
Lastly, in looking at our projected numbers for travel teams, and in keeping with our pledge to provide a quality experience for every player it is quite possible that we may not be able to accommodate every player who wishes to skate in Hamden. In previous season we have been forced to turn Midget and Bantam age skaters away. As has been the case the last few years, current membership (both resident and non-residents) will be given preference to return for the 09-10 season, provided these families meet all applicable deadlines and obligations.

As always, you should feel free to contact any member of the HYHA Board  or send us an  with any questions or concerns.

 HYHA Board of Directors, March 2009 


Other Registration Information 

          Non-Refundable Portion of Fee
Non-Resident Surcharge
Sibling Discount
Other Charges
Financial Obligations
Payment Options

Registration Dates
Initial registration for all travel teams must be made in person. Families of players expecting to tryout for a full or half-year travel team must register at on of the in-person registration sessions listed below. Unless otherwise indicated, all registration sessions will take place at the Louis Astorino Ice Rink, 595 Mix Avenue in Hamden.   
Wednesday, April 1            7:00 – 9:00pm

Monday, April 6                   7:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, April 9                 6:00 – 7:30pm 
@ Knight of Columbus, 2630 Whitney Ave. 
Monday, April 13                 7:00 – 9:00pm

Wednesday, April 22          7:00 - 9:00pm
Monday, April 27                 6:00 – 8:00pm
We will gladly accept registration for our CLINIC and HOUSE programs at the sessions listed above. Additional registration dates for these programs, which begin in October, will be announced toward the end of the summer.

New Non-Resident Registrations
We will accept registrations from new non-resident skaters but only on a first come first served, conditional basis, pending the availability of slots in each division. All new non-resident registrations will be placed on a wait list. New non-resident skaters with siblings who skated with HYHA in 2008-09 will be given priority. New non-resident registrants can expect to be notified on or shortly after April 27 regarding available space in a particular division

For those returning members not able to attend one of the in-person registration sessions we are, once again, offering the convenient option of registering by mail. Those wishing to exercise this option should mail their completed registration material with payment to the address below so that they are received no later than April 27, 2009.
Please mail your registrations to:
                        Hamden Youth Hockey Association
                        P.O. Box 5413
                        Hamden, CT 06518
                        Attn: HYHA 09-10 Registration

YOUTH (co-ed) TEAM
BIRTH YEAR                                          DIVISION    
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994                            Midget
1995, 1996                                                Bantam
1997, 1998                                                Peewee
1999, 2000                                                Squirt
2001, 2002                                                 Mite

Players with birth years 2003 and sooner are typcially placed in our Clinic or House programs as determined by player's skating skills and prior hockey experience


BIRTH YEAR                                        DIVISION    
1990, 1991, 1992                                     U-19
1993, 1994                                               U-16
1995, 1996                                               U-14
1997, 1998                                               U-12
1999, 2000                                               U-10

Girl player with birth years 1999 and sooner are encouraged to play in the Squirt, Mite or House/Clinic divisions as determined by the player's skating skills and prior hockey experience. Should you have any questions about the proper placement of your girl player please email the HYHA BoD

Required Items and Forms for Registration 

The items listed below are required for registration.  Click on the "form" link to open and print.  Copies of all required forms will also be available at each registration session.
HYHA uses Adobe Acrobat for most of its document publishing on the web. At a minimum you'll need the Adobe Reader  in order to view and print the documents found on our site.  Click here  to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Initial Requirements For Tryouts
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (for new players only)
  • Proof of Residency - e.g., utility, tax bill (for new players only)
  • Initial payment per registration fee schedule (see fee schedule)
  • Individual Membership & Waiver Form (form)    

 2009 – 2010 Schedule of HYHA Fees

Every effort has been made to accurately project HYHA operating expenses and to contain those expenses where possible. At the time this fee schedule was established key areas of the budget were not yet fully resolved, namely, finding sufficient ice to accommodate growing program needs. HYHA reserves the right to revise fees as needed to cover unforeseen incremental operating expenses.
Clinic: $375
$125 due at registration
$250 due by first ice (October 3)
House: $600 (revised Aug 29)
$375 due at registration (Sep 26 and 27)
$225 due when House teams are formed (~Nov 1)
Full Year Travel Teams: Mites, Squirts, Girls, PeeWee and Bantam: $1,100
$250 due at registration
$450 due on or before Commitment Day (May).
$400 due by first ice (early August)
Half-year Midget and Half-year Girl U19 team: $800
$250 due at registration
$550 due by first ice (early August)
Full-year Midget team: $ 1,100
$250 due at registration
$450 due on or before Commitment Day (May).
$400 due by first ice (early August)
Like in the previous two seasons the USAH and CHC registration fees are NOT included in the HYHA fee. Those taking advantage of the USAH on-line will pay these fees directly to USAH beginning on May 1. Those unable or unwilling to take advantage of the USAH online process will have the projected $30 for USAH and $10 for CHC added to their HYHA account.

Players who register and tryout for a travel team but elect not skate with HYHA will be subject to a non-refundable fee of $250. 

HYHA does not issue refunds for any reason once a family has committed a player to a team.
Non-residents are required to pay an incremental $250 per full-year travel team child and $100 per half-year travel, House or Clinic child. This fee is due payable by the team’s first ice, whichever comes first
As long as a family has one skater registered for a full year travel team the registration fees for sibling players will be reduced by $100 for each sibling travel player and by $50 for each sibling House player.  There is no discount for Clinic players nor half-year Midget players. This discount will be applied against a family's final payment.
HYHA will access a player’s account for any charges incurred for member checks returned to our bank for insufficient funds or other reasons, as well as, any fees incurred by the Association to collect those funds.
Skaters will not be allowed on to the ice if financial obligations are not met as outlined in this fee schedule. Family cooperation in this regard is most important. There will be no adjustments made to a skater's fee schedule without a written request to the HYHA Board from the player’s parent(s) / guardian(s) and the expressed written consent from the HYHA President, Vice-President or Treasurer.
We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.
Only 2nd and 3rd installments will be available for processing on the web site. An email announcement will be sent out as these payment deadlines approach.