The DYHA is pleased to announce the final tryout dates/times for our Mite, Squirt and PeeWee travel teams. All tryouts are scheduled to take place at the Darien Ice Rink.
August 30th, 1-2pm (Last Names A-I)
August 30th, 2:10-3:10pm (Last Names J-Z)
August 31st, 1-2pm (Last Names J-Z)
August 31st, 2:10-3:10pm (Last Names A-I)
September 6th, 7:40-8:40am (TBD)
September 6th, 8:50-9:50am (TBD)
August 30th, 3:20-4:20pm (Last Names A-I)
August 30th, 4:30-5:30pm (Last Names J-Z)
August 31st, 3:20-4:20pm (Last Names J-Z)
August 31st, 4:30-5:30pm (Last Names A-I)
September 4th, 5:20-6:20pm (TBD)
September 4th, 6:30-7:30pm (TBD)
September 6th, 10-11:10am (Game TBD)*
September 7th, 1-2:10pm (Game TBD)*
September 7th, 2:20-3:30pm (Game TBD)*
*players will be expected to be available both days the final weekend (Sept 6th/7th), but will likely only participate in one of the three sessions.
August 30th, 5:40-6:45pm (Last Names A-J)
August 30th, 6:55-8pm (Last Names K-Z)
August 31st, 5:40-6:45pm (Last Names K-Z)
August 31st, 6:55-8pm (Last Names A-J)
September 3rd, 6:50-7:50pm (TBD)
September 3rd, 8-9pm (TBD)
September 6th, 11:20-12:40pm (Game TBD)*
September 6th, 12:50-2:10pm (Game TBD)*
September 6th, 2:20-3:40pm (Game TBD)*
*players will be expected to be available for all games on September 6th, but will likely only participate in one of the three sessions.
Please see tryout tab on the DYHA website for "What to Bring" to the tryouts, including tryout fees, travel team supplements and completed forms or click here.
As custom, I am sending a note on behalf of the DYHA Board to welcome everyone to the start of a new season. As I begin the tall task of succeeding Todd Halloran as president of the DYHA I’d like to first offer a great amount of thanks to Todd and the other outgoing board members who have given, and continue to give, valuable time and effort to the DYHA making it the best youth hockey program in New England. I look forward to continuing the legacy put forth.
At present, the DYHA has more than 850 registered girls and boys who will be playing in the House, Ice Cats and Travel programs for the 2014-15 season. As of Saturday tryouts will begin for the Pee Wee, Squirt and Mite travel teams and next week the girl’s U10 team will take to the ice. Our older travel teams begin practices and games this coming weekend. It is amazing how quickly the summer has gone by.
With regard to tryouts, our registrar will continue to send a number of “what to bring” emails over the next few days to make sure everybody is aware of the forms, registrations and payments needed when you arrive at the rink. The goal is to make the tryout process run as smoothly as possible for everyone. If you wish, the forms may be accessed on the DYHA home page via the left menu in the Travel Tryouts tab under “What to Bring”. In addition, an explanation of the DYHA’s “Non-registered Players” policy (formally “Impact”) may be found by accessing the “Registration Information” tab on the left menu and clicking the on “Registration Overview”.
For returning Mite Travel families or for those who are new to the Mite travel experience, let me quickly remind you about the DYHA’s policies on Mite aged players and the American Development Model (ADM). The DYHA and the CHC are avid supporters of the ADM program and its half ice curriculum. As a result, we are required to follow the protocol established by the CHC which requires that half ice games be played by Mite aged teams until December 25th and then subsequently a limited number of full ice games may be incorporated into the schedule until the end of the CHC regular season. To accommodate these rules the Mite Travel teams will participate in Chelsea Piers’ half ice program as they did last season until December after which they will commence a full ice schedule within the CHC guidelines.
With regard to the DYHA’s Mite C program, the CHC and USA Hockey prohibit the rostering of 2008 birth year players (first year Mites) on full ice eligible teams. This season all three of the DYHA Mite Travel teams will be full ice eligible, so first year Mites may again have limited opportunity to participate on the Mite C team.
As always, we look forward to a competitive house season which begins with warm up skates in September and is followed by player evaluations in early October. Please keep an eye out for emails and additional details on the DYHA home page as they are announced.
I look forward to seeing you all in the rink in the near future and I wish the best of luck to our players and teams for the upcoming season. Have Fun!