Valley Youth Hockey is a Tier II association based at Onondaga Nation Arena and Meachem Rink in Syracuse, NY.

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The following policies are agreements that parents acknowledge in the parent pre-registration during the registration process. Below each policy is a screenshot of what the agreement looks like in the online parent pre-registration form.



VYHA Refund Policy and Late Fee Policy

Our refund policy deadlines and amounts are as follows:

  • Until September 30th: full refund of fees charged for appropriate level
  • September 30 through October 15th: 75% of fees charged
  • October 16th – October 30th: 50% of fees charged.
  • No refunds of any fees after October 30th

NOTE: the USA Hockey fee of $43 is nonrefundable.

Exceptions to this policy may be granted due to circumstances beyond the player’s control (i.e. medical condition or if Valley fails to field any team at a particular level).

There is a $25 late registration fee for any returning Valley player failing to register and complete all scheduled payments by 9/30/16. There is also a $25 returned check fee.



VYHA Parent Behavior Policies

This organization fully endorses the USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy regarding Parents and Spectators. As registrants of this sport with USA Hockey and as members of the VYHA community, we agree to a certain set of rules governing Player and Parental behavior when representing Valley Youth Hockey.

All parents are required to attend a Parent Education meeting at the beginning of the season prior to attending any of your child’s games.

Valley Hockey supports the efforts of our community to keep our game free of drugs and alcohol. Any player or coach suspected of participating during Valley sanctioned activities while under the influence, may be subject to drug screening (paid for by the family). Further disciplinary actions may be taken on confirmed positive results.

In addition, I have read and understand that by registering my child with Valley Youth Hockey Association & USA Hockey, I am agreeing to the Code of Conduct referenced in the Online Registration notes in the introduction.



VYHA Parental Involvement Policy

Thank You for registering your child for the 2016-17 season.  We are thrilled that you are joining our hockey community and participating in our continued rich history and 40+ year tradition of Syracuse/Valley Youth Hockey.  We are committed to providing families with the highest quality and most affordable hockey, skill, and personal development for your kids in CNY. 

The heart and soul of VYHA has always been about the families, along with their willingness and involvement in support for our kids.  Volunteering is a matter of necessity and is greatly needed for our organization to operate year-in and year-out and we are asking for your participation on many levels.