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NYH In-house & Development Registration is Open

Hope everyone is staying well and enjoying the start of summer.

As previously communicated NYH is planning to proceed with our 2020/21 season including In-House programs. We will do so based on current MA/USA Hockey guidelines as well as the guidelines imposed at our local rinks. 

Registration is now open for NYH's In-house programs - Learn to Play, U8 Development, U12 Development (In-house Majors).

Please note that if you tried out for a Travel team and were not selected you have been automatically enrolled in either U12 or U8 Development and will not need to register again. 

At this time we do not plan to open registration for Learn-to-Skate until we get more clarity on new guidelines.

Please follow the link on the main page of the website (www.nyha.org) to register. As a reminder, you also need to renew your child's USA Hockey registration each year as well.

There is also a separate tab for coach registration. All coaches across all levels are required to register. 

An overview and description of each level is provided below as well as on the website under the Parent Guide. Please let us know if you have questions. 

We hope to see you this fall at the rink and please spread the word to families new to Needham/Dover or new to hockey.


Bryan McGinn & Mike Tobin

Co-Directors NYH In-house Program


NYHA In-house Overview - 2020/21

The goal of the NYHA In-house program is to create a fun environment for younger and/or less experienced players to develop their skating and hockey skills.

Players of ALL abilities are welcome and encouraged to play, including older players who are new to hockey. Players are grouped based on a combination of age, size and skill level.

In-house levels typically follow the USA Hockey/American Development Model (ADM) with an approximate ratio of 3:1 practice time to game time.

LTP games are played x-ice and against other NYHA teams within each level.

U8 Development will compete in the Town Line League against teams from Hyde Park, Dedham, Westwood, Norwood and Allston Brighton. All games are played x-ice, or in a small area arena, in a 3x3 format with goalie. Games are played on Sunday mornings at Bajko Rink.

U12 Development (IHM) will compete in the Matt Brown League, a developmental league with teams from Hyde Park, Dedham, Norwood, and Westwood. Games are played on Friday nights at Bajko Rink beginning in early November.

A description of each In-house level is provided below. The In-house program is designed to provide flexibility for players to move up or down a level during the season based on how they are progressing.

Please note that players who tryout for a NYH Travel team and are not selected will be placed, depending on their age, in either U8 Development or IHM.

All players who register receive a NYH jersey with a number.

Practices and games are either 55 or 60 minutes and most are held at St. Sebastian's rink in Needham. IHM Majors and U8 Development games are played at Bajko Rink in Hyde Park.


Learn to Play (LTP 1 & 2)

·        Ages: 4-8 years old (2012-2016 birth years)

·        Must complete NYH LTS or other equivalent LTS program

·        Continued focus on skating with introduction to hockey skills

·        Players are evaluated during the first few weeks of the season to and split into LTP1 (more beginner) and LTP2 (more advanced)

·        Teams are assembled and balanced based on age and skill

·        Cost: $650

·        Season: October-March

Schedule: Saturday & Sunday mornings. Ice times TBD.


Mite (U8) Development

·        Ages: 7-8 years old (2012 & 2013 birth years)

·        Must complete NYH LTP 2 or other equivalent LTP program

·        6 year olds (2014 birth year) who have completed LTP 2 are also eligible if interested. Please email coordinators for an exemption inhouse@nyha.org.    

·        Continued focus on skating with more emphasis on hockey skills and game scenarios

·        Team(s) will compete in the Town Line League

·        Cost: $1200

·        Season: September-March

Schedule: Saturday practice & Sunday morning games. Ice times TBD. Additional practices will be added mid-week or on holidays when ice is available.


U12 Development (In-house Majors) 

·        Ages: 9-12 years old (2008-2011 birth years)

·        Continued focus on skating with more emphasis on hockey skills and game scenarios

·        Team(s) will compete in the Matt Brown League

·        All skill levels are welcome including players new to hockey

·        Cost: $1200

·        Season: September-March

Schedule: Saturday & Sunday practice. Friday night games beginning in November. Ice times TBD.

**Schedule subject to change some weekends based on ice availability**

by posted 06/25/2020
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