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

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Placement registration & dates
02/24/2021
Hello BYHA, this is a reminder that all who plan to attend placements...
Placement registration info for 21-22 season
02/13/2021
Hello BYHA families, The BYHA is pleased to announce that player...
BYHA - Goalie Clinics Start Nov 30th
11/25/2020
Hello BYHA Community,    BYHA is again offering a...
 
Placement registration & dates

Hello BYHA, this is a reminder that all who plan to attend placements for next season must register and pay a non-refundable $100 fee prior to March 6, 2021 to participate in placements.   Pre-registration is mandatory – your child will not be allowed to participate in placements if they are not registered in advance. To register for 2021-22 placements, please click here.  See below dates and times for each age group.  Note all placement sessions will be held at the Watertown rink.

Monday 3/15

  • Bantams: 8pm
  • Midgets: 9pm

Tuesday 3/16

  • U19 – 8pm

Wednesday 3/17

  • Mites – 5:30pm
  • Mites – 6:30pm (if necessary depending on number of registrations)
  • Squirts – 7:30pm
  • Bantams – 8:30pm

Friday 3/19

  • Girls U10/12 – 5:50pm
  • Girls U14 – 6:50pm

Monday 3/22

  • Mites – 5pm
  • Mites – 6pm (if necessary depending on number of registrations
  • Peewees – 7pm
  • Peewees -  8pm (if necessary depending on number of registrations)

Tuesday 3/23

  • Girls U10/12 – 6pm
  • Girls U14 – 7pm

Wednesday 3/24

  • Peewees – 5:30pm
  • Peewees – 6:30pm (if necessary depending on number of registrations)

Thursday 3/25

  • Squirt – 6pm
  • Goalies – 7pm

 

 


by posted 02/24/2021
Placement registration info for 21-22 season

Hello BYHA families,

The BYHA is pleased to announce that player placement evaluations for 2021 - '22  travel teams will be held from March 15th through March 25th at the Watertown Rink. Two 50 minute on ice placement evaluation sessions will be held for each of the co-ed and girls program age groups: Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget & U10, U12, U14, and U19 (see USA hockey age group classifications below).   Please note due to rising ice costs, BYHA is increasing the annual tuition by $50 per player for the 21-22 season.

BYHA will also again offer Mini Marauders programs for Level 1 Learn to Skate, Level 2 Learn to Play, Level 3 Mite Development, and Level 4 Mite C.  These in-house programs will start in November and do not require going through placements.

BYHA placements are determined by pooled assessments generated by 6 or more independent evaluators assigned to each of 2 age group evaluation sessions. Data from the evaluations is further supported by assessments completed by each BYHA team's coaching staff for the current season. Please note that team placements from the 2020-2021 season do not determine placements for the 2021-2022 season. Placements are held in accordance with our placement guidelines which you can see here.

Players will not be allowed to register for placements if their family has any outstanding balances from any prior season.  To settle any outstanding balance, please log into your account on the Belmont youth hockey website here.

Girls considering playing on two BYHA teams must participate in placements for both teams (e.g., squirts and u10) and complete two placement registrations, one for each team they would participate on.  

All players must register and pay a non-refundable $100 fee prior to March 6, 2021 to participate in placements.   Pre-registration is mandatory – your child will not be allowed to participate in placements if they are not registered in advance. To register for 2021-22 placements, please click here.  

BYHA will place all registered players in good standing on a team for the 2021 – ’22 season.  It is critical for players planning to play next year to attend placements so that BYHA can determine how many teams to host at each age level. Players who do not attend at least one placement session will be automatically placed on the lowest level team for their age group.

Team placements for next year are expected to be sent out by late-April and at that time, a non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your player’s spot(s) on the team.  Based on those registrations, BYHA will make commitments to the Valley and MYCGL leagues for a final number of teams for next season. If a player decides not to accept their placement, teams may be adjusted.  After deposits are due, rosters will be published.

Full-time goalies should attend placements as goalies for their age group and attend an independent goalie evaluation session that will be scheduled and announced later. Part-time goalies should attend one placement session as a goalie and one placement session as a skater.  Goalies placed on BYHA teams pay a reduced tuition.

All players on the Squirt through Midget and U10 through U19 will be required to have their own game shirts and socks if they have not done so already.  During placement, players will be able to place orders for new or replacement jerseys. Sample jerseys will be available for sizing and your child will be able to pick their number based on their year of birth.  Details will follow regarding the jersey purchase.

Thank you

BYHA

 

 USA Hockey      2021 - 2022 Season Age Classifications   

YOUTH TEAMS               GIRLS/WOMEN                                             

Birth Year           Level                   Birth Year           Level

'03 - '06               Midget               '03 - '06                U 19

'07 - '08              Bantam               '07 - '08                U 14

'09 - '10              Pee Wee              '09 - '10             U 12

'11 - '12              Squirt                  '11 - '12                U 10

'13 – ’15             Mite                   '13 – ‘15             U 8

This message has just been posted to the Belmont Youth Hockey Association, Inc. website found at http://belmontyouthhockey.org

 

 


by posted 02/13/2021
BYHA - Goalie Clinics Start Nov 30th

Hello BYHA Community, 
 
BYHA is again offering a weekly skills session for goalies starting this Monday, November 30th. The sessions will be held on Monday nights at 6:40pm at the Belmont High rink. The team from Michals Hockey Academy will be directing the practices, and all BYHA goalies and any BYHA player who may be interested in trying out the position, are welcome to attend. 
 
If your player is going to attend, please sign up here for each week they will attend.   Any BYHA player who is interested in sampling a session to consider playing goalie, is welcome to sign up. Please contact Mike Carceo (carceo9@hotmail.com) or Mike French (mfrench@fefrench.com) with any questions.
 
Happy Thanksgiving

by posted 11/25/2020
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