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SYHA’s COVID POLICY

Siouxland Youth Hockey acknowledges the uncertainty of our programming for the upcoming 2020-2021 hockey season, as a result of COVID-19. 

  • We currently anticipate the hockey season starting on time, if spikes and restrictions occur we will inform our membership accordingly.
  • Please note, the season may start later or end earlier, as a result of COVID-19.
  • Tournament play and restrictions from state to state may affect our travel hockey season, including Friendship games, tournaments and local programming.   

REFUND POLICY 

  • The USA Hockey registration fee does not go to SYHA, any requested refund needs to be made to USA Hockey.
  • Registration fees must be made by the dates outlined per our registration policy. Paid registration fees will be credited to your account with any change or cancellation in the upcoming hockey season.  A full refund will be credited if the season is cancelled prior the season start.  A prorated credit will be assessed depending on the number of weeks, games and tournaments played.  Any request of a refund and not a credit must be received in writing within 72 hours of the cancellation of activities, minus a $25.00 processing fee.    
    • Travel Hockey registration due no later than the start of the upcoming season, October 5th, 2020
    • All other levels must be paid in full by the start of the hockey season, October 5th , 2020. 
  • Fundraisers
    • Hockey Greens:  The sale of greens will be determined closer to the hockey season and dependent on availability.
    • Flex tickets:  Flex Tickets will be required and any cancellation will be via the Sioux City Musketeers office.
    • Pancake Day:  Date, location and process will be determined closer to the season.   

This policy may change and SYHA has the right to amend this policy, as the season occurs and on a case-by-case basis.    

2020-2021 Head Coaches

Division Head Coach
IP House League Drake Beller
Tykes TBD
Mites Blayne Barrs
Squirt Green Dirk Richou
Squirt Gold Josh Strong
Pee Wee Green Chad Mccormick
Pee Wee Gold Paul Fehl
Bantam Green Brad Elsea
Bantam Gold Ben Deck

 


SC Metros Nationals Division II Champions!

USA Hockey SafeSport Program & Consent to Screen

SYHA volunteers who will be in contact with players are required to complete the USA Hockey SafeSport Training Program and complete the Consent to Screen with MWAHA.  Volunteers required to complete this training and online consent form include, but is not limited to, board members, coaches, locker room monitors, and team managers.

You must have your USA Hockey number before starting the process.

  1. Register with USA hockey as a volunteer:https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/login_input.action
  2. New Safesport registration link:  https://www.usahockey.com/trainingregistration

Consent to Screen: register every year. Very Important:  

  1. Once you receive your USA Hockey number you will need to register as a volunteer for the association.  This also will help us with your consent to screen process.  Please register at the following link to volunteer with the association:  https://siouxcityhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/208741833 

 

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How To: Add the SYHA calendar to your iPhone/iPad

These instructions are iPhone/iPad specific.  All of the steps should be done from your phone/iPad

  1. Go to the Calendar page on the SYHA website
  2. Select only the team tags that you want on your calendar
  3. Click the Subscribe to iCal Feed button
  4. Copy the entire URL provided for your iCal
  5. Go to Settings
  6. Go to "Mail, Contacts and Calendars"
  7. Click Add Account
  8. Click Other
  9. In the Calendars section click Add Subscribed Calendar
  10. Paste in the URL you copied
  11. Click Next
  12. Click Save

It will take approximately 1 minute before you will see SYHA events show up on your calendar.


SYHA is now on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter at @SCYouthHockey for the most up to date announcements regarding Siouxland Youth Hockey.

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New to Hockey? -- No Problem

First off, welcome.  We're here to answer any questions you might have about the sport and help you get started.  To begin with, let's answer the most basic question - Why Hockey?

  1. Hockey is a fantastic exercise -- Hockey is one of the best cardiovascular games your child could play.  Players are alternating between skating and rest at very rapid rates which makes hockey one of the best cardiovascular interval training sports.  This improves the speed at which your childs body brings oxygen to their muscles while burning tons of calories.  Hockey requires a high level of coordination; regular play can develop a child's gross motor skills, which leads to improvement with the more difficult fine motor skills, and improves eye-hand coordination, which can translate to a better understanding of spatial relationships.
  2. Hockey builds character - Since hockey is a team sport, children learn the value of working with others.  Very quickly, they will learn to rely on teammates and understand that cooperation is the key to success.  Chiildren on hockey teams experience a team spirit that encourages trust, responsibility, sportsmanship and a strong sense of accomplishment.  These skills are essential as teammates turn into colleagues.  
  3. Hockey improves mental agility -- Hockey is an extremely fast sport in which children have to cope with changes in split-seconds.  Plays develop, momentum shifts and opportunity open and close in a blink of an eye.  A child in this sport will quickly adapt their mental agility to be able to recognize these opportunities and their concentration will improve.  In addition, hockey players will quickly begin to project mental imagery of not just what is going to happen, but what will happen next leading towards greater mental agility as well.

While the reasons above talk about why your child should play hockey, we as an association are dedicated to the cause of improving our youth and making them feel excited to play a sport that they will love.  We hope you'll join us next season and below we'll talk about how to get started.