Belmont Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to the character development of Belmont youth through teaching, coaching and playing ice hockey.

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Welcome to the Belmont Youth Hockey Association ("BYHA") website. BYHA was established in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the character development of Belmont youth through teaching, coaching and playing ice hockey. We welcome players of all levels of ability to join our program and we're grateful for the support and participation of generations of coaches, volunteers, parents and players.  We hope you will review information about our program within this site and consider participating.

Our organization is managed by a volunteer board of directors and operated by a group of more than 50 volunteer coaches.   We offer programs for children between the ages of 5 and 19 and we are a member of Massachusetts Hockey’s District 9 and USA HockeyPlease let us know if you have any questions.

Regards
Mike French
BYHA President

BYHA - Club News Aug 31st

Hello BYHA -

I hope everyone is well and has had a great summer. With September upon us and the start of BYHA’s 2021-’22 season almost here, I have some updates to share with the community.

  • Covid Protocols BYHA will (as we did last year) follow protocol as prescribed by Belmont Board of Health and the State of MA.   Mass hockey provided an update last week (see that  here) which recommends following guidance of the town in which one is playing.  Subsequently, until further notice, BYHA players, coaches and supporters will follow the rules of the town and rink in which you/we are playing.  This will be a fluid situation and we ask everyone to adhere to this guidance and mask up when required.  I think we did a great job at this last year and I'm asking the same for this season.      

  • Season Welcome and Gear Swap Event  BYHA is hosting a season welcome and hockey gear swap on Wednesday September 8th, from 5pm to 6pm beside the batting cages in front of the softball field, near Viglirolo Skating Rink.  This is an opportunity to pass along the good condition gear your player(s) no longer use or to pick up what your player needs for the season.  Please come event if you don’t have or need equipment and invite your neighbors and friends who may be considering BYHA.   Click here for more details. 

  • Jr Marauders / Tom Ford Fall Clinic Registration  The Jr Marauders are again sponsoring a fall clinic through Dynamic Skating and Tom Ford.  Their 11 week program starts Saturday September 11th.  Click here for details and registration.

  • Mini Marauders Registration BYHA will open registration for our Mini Marauder programs (levels 1, 2, 3 and 4) on Tuesday, September 7th.  On that day, we’ll add process for these programs to the Registration Page of our site.

  • FYI - Team Name Changes  Per guidance from USA Hockey, names historically used for Co-Ed teams (e.g. Mites, Squirts, etc.) will no longer be used and BYHA will follow suit. Going forward we’ll be referring to U8 (for 8 and under, fka Mites), U10 (fka Squirts), U12 (fka PeeWees) etc.  Once the Valley League updates the title of each age group, we will then make similar updates to our content.  

  • Looking for Goalies  We have openings for goalies on our Squirt A, Squirt AA, U10 and U12 teams.  If you know anyone who might be interested (beginners are warmly welcome) in trying out the position, please let me know.  We have equipment, professional goalie training and tuition support available.  Please contact me with questions or share my name with families you think might be interested.

  • BYHA Jerseys jerseys have arrived for those that ordered them.  We will coordinate distribution through the coaching staff and will aim to have them out next week when practices start. 

 

Thanks for your time (lots of info to share) and please email me or Areti (​​ ) if we can answer any questions. I wish everyone an excellent Labor Day weekend and look forward to seeing you at the Welcome & Gear Swap Event on 9/8 and or in a rink soon.

Best
Mike French

 

by posted 08/31/2021