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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 .

 

BETHLEHEM YOUTH HOCKEY
PO BOX 345
DELMAR, NEW YORK 12054
www.bethlehemyouthhockey.org
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BYHA Registration and NYSAHA Update
05/25/2020
BYHA Families, On this Memorial Day we want to take a moment...
BYHA Family Update
04/20/2020
  Bethlehem families,   Please know we are thinking...
BYHA Announces it’s 2020/21 A level coaches
03/13/2020
Bethlehem Youth Hockey is happy to announce its A level coaches for...
Requesting a Release
03/04/2019
Any player that is going to try-out at another organization...
BYH Policies
09/01/2018
Did you know that BYH maintains many of its organizational policies...
 
BYHA Registration and NYSAHA Update

BYHA Families,

On this Memorial Day we want to take a moment to honor and thank all those that have served.  Similar to our current frontline heroes, the service men and women fight to keep us safe.

 

I hope all our hockey families are doing well.  I know many of you have started to hear about some changes regarding releases and tryouts for the upcoming season.  We recently received an email from our governing body, New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA) to spell out those changes.  That letter is linked here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/6471/74395.doc

 

In summary the letter states:

·  Tryouts are still not permitted until further notice

·  Effective 5/30, all NYS hockey players will automatically be given a league release unless they are reported by their Association as having an obligation due.  All BYHA families will be granted the release.

·  Between 6/1 to 6/10 - Associations can sign players to 14U – 18U tournament-bound teams without tryouts.  Players must sign a commitment form to the organization they are signing with.  At this time, BYHA will not be signing any players during this period.  Instead we will be holding tryouts when permitted by NYSAHA.

·  Between 6/11 to 6/20 - Associations can sign players to ALL teams without tryouts.  Players must sign a commitment form to the organization they are signing with.  At this time, BYHA will not be signing any players during this period.  Instead we will be holding tryouts when permitted by NYSAHA.

 

We are now waiting for approval from NYSAHA to hold on-ice tryouts.

Registration:  BYHA registration is open.  At this point we are asking people to register so we can better understand what our fall numbers will look like.  We know that many families may be uncertain of their financial stability at this point.  If your family member is likely to play, please register.  We have deferred the initial registration payment to a later date.  If you sign up prior to July 1, your account will get credited an early registration discount.  BYHA registration is not a commitment form.  We do not require commitment forms until after teams are selected.


We will keep you posted and relay information as we receive it.  Please let me or any Board member know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

 

BYHA Board

 


by posted 05/25/2020
BYHA Family Update

 

Bethlehem families,

 

Please know we are thinking of all of you and hope you are all safe and healthy.  We are all anxiously awaiting word that hockey can begin again.  Unfortunately with NY Pause extended that date is still uncertain.  We are not letting the current pandemic stop us from focusing on our hockey community and the coming season.

 

Lobsterfest update: Unfortunately we are canceling our teams attending Lobsterfest.  The organizer is pushing the tournament dates to multiple dates over the summr.  We will investigate the avialable dates and survey families to see if we can field teams.  We will refund the registration fees to families.  We recommend you cancel your Hotel registration immediately. 

 

Registering for the 2020-21 season:  We will be opening the BYHA web registration link.  Please go to the BYHA website to register.  We know that some families may not be in a position financially to commit to the coming hockey season so we are removing the down payment requirement and deferring any payments for the coming season until August.  For all families that register prior to June 30, we will still apply the early bird registration discount.

 

Summer Skill and start of the season: We are actively tracking the NY Pause and receiving guidance from NYSAHA in order to provide an outlook on the coming season.  There will be more information to come.

 

Board Elections:  May is normally the month when board member elections take place.  Since the YMCA is closed and meetings are taking place on-line, we are pushing the elections to tentatively July.  We welcome anyone in the hockey community with a player in the program to put their name in for a board seat.  If you are interested in more information, please reach out to any of the board members.

 

Stay safe.  Go Eagles.

 

Paul

 


by posted 04/20/2020
BYHA Announces it’s 2020/21 A level coaches

Bethlehem Youth Hockey is happy to announce its A level coaches for 20/21 season

 

18U Wrap – Rusty Gallagher

16U Wrap – Keith Cataldo

14U – Lars Thompson

12U – Matt Carlson

10U – Scott Miller

8U – Adam Cooper

 

Congratulations to the selected coaches, we look forward to another great year.

 

Go Eagles!!!


by posted 03/13/2020
Requesting a Release

Any player that is going to try-out at another organization will first need to obtain a completed Player Financial Release Form from BYHA.  A link to the form is provided below.

Before a Player Financial Release is issued, all BYHA fees and Team fees need to be paid in full.  Additionally, any BYH issued equipment such as jerseys and loaned goalie equipment need to be returned. 

Do not wait until the last minute to request a release; the process to confirm a release can take up to 10 days to process.

 

Note - as soon as a Player Financial Release is issued, the player is no longer allowed to participate in any on-ice or off-ice activities with BYHA, including games, practices and clinics.

 

Note - the completed form MUST be retuned in MS WORD format. 

Pdf, pictures or other formats are not accepted and will dely the issuing of the release.

 

Click here for a MS Word version of the Player Financial Release form

 

Please return the completed MS Word formatted document to BYHAPRESIDENT@gmail.com


by posted 03/04/2019
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.

 

 

 

 

 


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