At this time we have closed the following registrations:
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please contact SYHI President Jeff Yule at the below link. We will update you often as to our status.
Click on the below link to access the 2014-2015 Saratoga Youth Hockey Season Registration.
The following coaches have been selected for the upcoming 2014-2015 Season:
Assistant ACE Coordinator / LTS-Co Chair & Safe Sport / Mite Level Coordinator
Phone: (518) 944-4885
VP On-Ice Operations / ACE Coordinator / ADM Coordinator / Safe Sport
Phone: (518) 229-6781
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Saratoga Youth Hockey administers LTS/LTP sessions each season and is offered in two 8 week sessions commencing around the third week of October and again in January. The objective of LTS/LTP is to allow children to try out ice skating and learn fundamental skating skills in preparation for the Mite Program. The LTS/LTP participants are beginning skaters that have had little or no prior skating or playing experience. Most of these skaters are in the 6U/8U category.
The LTP program runs concurrently with the LTS program. LTS normally does not include sticks and pucks in the fall session while they will be introduced in LTP and during the winter session. Required equipment is hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, elbow pads, shin guards/knee pads and hockey skates; hockey pants and shoulder pads are recommended.
Instruction is provided by volunteers, usually coaches and assistant coaches (who are awarded snack bar hours for their time), but also older youth hockey players. Players attend once a week over the course of 8 weeks. Participants are divided into two or more groups based on ability. The ice is then divided into stations, and age-appropriate drills taken from the 6U USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) will be implemented so that all participants are given instruction in the fundamentals of skating through skill building drills and games. The more advanced participants in the 8 week program will be introduced to puck handling and passing as well as some cross-ice/small area games in the later sessions.
The Mite House Program is for skaters at the 6U/8U level. The Mite House Director and Co-Director coordinate the program which stresses the learning of fundamental skills of skating and puck handling with a special emphasis on ABCs (Agility, Balance and Coordination).
The program consists of one ADM practice, usually in the beginning of the week with six rotating stations with players grouped by ability, and one “game night” of 4v4 cross-ice games w/ goalies, (no scores or stats are kept) with simple rule enforcement. In order to facilitate a smoother entry into the demands of youth hockey, the master scheduler shall try to “fix” the Mite House times and meeting places to be about the same each week. Other skills sessions will be offered on a bi-weekly basis, usually on Sunday mornings. The emphasis is on learning hockey skills, having fun, and developing a rudimentary understanding of game concepts such as puck support, moving to space, stick-on-stick and net-side positioning.
The Mite House program will offer participants the opportunity to participate in a home cross-ice jamboree and several local away jamborees for the fun of tournament experience and to help develop competitive play.