Welcome to the Winthrop Youth Hockey (WYH) Travel Hockey Program, where passion meets skill on the ice! Our program is designed to provide young athletes with a competitive yet nurturing environment to develop their hockey abilities while fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship. Here's what you can expect from our program:
Team Formation and Season Schedule:
Each March or April, aspiring players attend tryouts, with team announcements made within 1 to 2 weeks. WYH typically fields 8-12 travel teams spanning various age groups including Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams, Midgets, U10 Girls, U12 Girls, and U14 Girls. Our co-ed teams compete in the Valley League and our girls' teams compete in the MYCGL, with the season running from post-Labor Day until late March to mid-April. A typical week for a travel team player involves two weekday practices, a weekday skills session, and weekend games, held primarily at Larsen Rink. Games are scheduled primarily on weekends, with some weeknight fixtures for older players, played across various rinks on the north shore.
At WYH, we prioritize the holistic development of our players' skills. Our Power Edge Skills Program, conducted by external professionals, focuses on fundamental skills such as edge control, balance, acceleration, and more, tailored to Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam levels. Additionally, practices and games emphasize skill refinement through repetition and strategic gameplay.
Travel Tournaments & Local Tournaments
Our teams actively participate in travel tournaments and local competitions throughout the season, providing players with opportunities for enhanced competition and skill showcase. While most teams at the Mite level and above partake in travel tournaments, individual teams also have the option to enter local tournaments. Tournament fees are separate from the annual tuition fee, with tournaments typically featuring round-robin play leading up to championship matches.
- Mite/U8 (2016/2017/2018)
- Squirt/U10 (2014/2015)
- Peewee/U12 (2012/2013)
- Bantam/U14 (2010/2011)
- Midgets (2006/2009)
The cost for jerseys and game socks is covered by the parents.
PRICING & REFUND INFORMATION
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