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Thank you for your interest in the Darien Youth Hockey Association (DYHA). There is a wealth of information posted here at our website regarding hockey programs and the registration process. The below information as well as links to other more detailed web pages should provide answers to most questions. If you need additional assistance, please email the current DYHA Registrar (Dawn Bryson) at dawnbryson91@yahoo.com .
 
Registration Process
For a detailed description of the DYHA registration process, click here.




REGISTRATION and SPRING TRYOUTS
DYHA is pleased to announce that on-line registration for the upcoming 2015-2016 season will run from March 2 through March 15 for players ages 7 and older.  Mini Mites and Mighty Mites registration will be open April 1.

Returning players (those who played hockey with DYHA the previous year) can register by clicking on the "Register Online" tab on the left hand pane and using the Returning Player Registration Form.  Interested players who were not in the DYHA program this past season may also register on our wait list at any time by using the Waitlist Registration Form, also found in the "Register Online" tab of the website.
 
The travel teams listed below will conduct spring tryouts with the following dates:
 
U-12 Girls (2003 & 2004 birth years)
 

U-14 Girls (2001 & 2002 birth years)
 

U-19 Girls (1996-2000 birth years)
 
Bantam (2001 & 2002 birth years)
 
Midget Minor(1999 & 2000 birth years)

Midget Major (1997 & 1998 birth years)




Key Dates for the 2015-2016 Season
January 15, 2014:  Online waitlist registration is open for new participants to DYHA
February 15-Apr 15, 2014: Submit Financial Aid applications
March 2 - March 15: DYHA Returning Player registration
Apr 1 - August 31, 2014: MiniMite and MightyMite registration
Apr 15, 2014: Deadline for all Financial Aid Applications to be submitted to the treasurer



 
Programs
For information on specific DYHA programs, please follow the links below.
 
House Programs:  Predominantly play teams within DYHA, all level of players welcome to participate.
Mini-Mites: Players born in 2010
Mighty-Mites:  Players born in 2009
Mites: 2007 and 2008 birth years

Squirts: 2005 and 2006 birth years
Senior Minor: 2002, 2003 and 2004 birth years
Senior Major: 1997 to 2001 birth years
 
Travel Programs:  Requires selection to a travel team through a tryout process.
Mites: 2007, 2008, and 2009 birth years
Squirts: 2005 and 2006 birth years
PeeWees: 2003 and 2004 birth years
Bantams: 2001 and 2002 birth years
Midget Minors: 1999 and 2000 birth years
Girls Teams: U12, U14, and U19
       U12: 2003 and 2004 birth years
       U14: 2001 and 2002 birth years
        U19: 1997 - 2000 birth years



 
Please familiarize yourself with the following document regarding registration fee refunds and DYHA's Photo Release Policy: DYHA Refund Policy and Photo Release Policy

 

Important Registration Definitions

 
Mini-Mites:  New or current players born in 2010. Click here for more information about the Mini-Mites hockey program. Click here to register in the Mini-Mites program. Registration is ongoing from April 1 throughout the beginning of the season.

Mighty-Mites:  Returning players born in 2009.  Mighty-Mites registration will open April 1 and will continue throughout the beginning of the season.
 
Returning Players:  Players who were part of a DYHA program (Mini-Mites, House, Travel or the CT Ice Cats) during the previous hockey season. Click here to register as a Returning Player (opening March 2). Registration is only open for two weeks from Mar 2 to March 15. After March 15, a late registration fee will apply to each returning player.  After Apr 15, all registering returning players must be admitted to the program through the waitlist.
 
Waitlist Applicants:  Players who did not participate in DYHA during the previous hockey season, whether new or returning from an older season. Also, returning players who did not register by the March 15th deadline. Click here to complete a Waitlist Application (generally opening Jan 15).

Non-Registered Players:  
Players from outside the DYHA program who are not currently registered with the organization, but during the course of travel tryouts demonstrate abilities that rank among the top player candidates may be offered a position on a travel team.  Non-registered player recommendations will be determined by the “A” team coach(s) and the Hockey Policy Committee of the DYHA Board and must receive full Board approval.  The DYHA board may authorize the rostering of up to two Non-registered players per season at the Squirt level and reserves the right to not accept Non-registered players at this level.  Squirt aged players attempting to gain Non-registered status will only compete for an “A” team position and must demonstrate skill levels which rank them among the top prospects for that team.  At the Pee Wee and Bantam levels the DYHA Board may elect to take 3 Non-registered skaters and one Non-registered goalie per season.  While the process is similar as that described above, the “A” team will have the option to roster 2 Non-registered players, one of which may be a minor aged player.  The “A1” team may elect to roster one first year player.  One Non-registered goalie may be rostered by the “A” team.  If there are no cuts at tryouts for a given team, the restrictions regarding Non-registered players may not apply.  DYHA also reserves the right to not roster any Non-registered players for any given team if the perceived skill comparison during tryouts warrants it.  This decision will be at the sole discretion of the DYHA coaching staff and the DYHA Hockey Policy Committee.
 
Financial Aid: The DYHA is able to make some full or partial financial aid grants to qualified new and returning hockey players in the program. Assistance can be in the form of both scholarships and payment plans. If you need assistance paying your registration fees and/or travel supplements, click here to complete a Financial Aid Application. For Financial Aid FAQs, click here. Financial Aid Applications must be received by the April 15th deadline.
 
USA Hockey Registration Numbers:  In order to register with the DYHA, it is mandatory that each player have his/her individual USA Hockey Registration Number. This number is obtained by registering with USA Hockey at their website, which includes paying a registration fee (approximately $40). The number is twelve characters long, with nine digits and the first five letters of the player’s name. To register with USA Hockey, click here.