We are dedicated to promoting the sport of hockey through athletics, physical exercise and sportsmanship as well as to enhance the moral character and physical health of young boys and girls through organized athletic instruction and competition.
Rochester Youth Hockey (RYH) players wishing a release must fill out the online Release Request form. Requests will be processed and emailed providing all RYH fees are paid in full; all RYH equipment has been turned in including jerseys; the individual has no outstanding balance with the team; the team has completed all play for the season including tournaments, games and practices; and team has no outstanding ice bill with the league. During periods of peak demand, please allow the full 10 days from the date of your request (as allowed by NYSAHA). An original form is required and copies (fax included) are not acceptable.
In accordance with New York State Amateur Hockey Association rules (www.nysaha.com), a Player Release Form is required from any play that did not play for Rochester Youth Hockey League during the previous season.
NYSAHA Rule 7.A states:
"Players will be allowed to move from one team (association) to another team (association) at the conclusion of the State Tournament for 10 and under players and at the end of National Tournaments for players 11 and above.
At the conclusion of the respective tournament the player must obtain a release from the association that they are leaving showing they have no financial and/or equipment obligation.
When a player joins a new association and the association and player commit in writing, that commitment to participate is for the next complete season. Until the season ends (after respective tournament) no permission to move will be granted without extenuating circumstances. The request must be submitted to the respective Section Vice President who will MAKE THE DETERMINATION AND present it to the NYSAHA Board of Directors."