TCYHA Injury Policy 04/02/2012 TCYHA Family,
We would like to briefly address our injury policy.
REMINDER: Squirt, Peewee, Bantam - Opening Day is August 24th!
TCYHA Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams,
This is a reminder that opening day is this weekend! We plan to distribute uniforms, socks, and equipment for coaches at opening day. Please plan on arriving 30 minutes early since everyone will be checking in.
We are also offering a raffle on opening day. Raffle tickets will be $10 and there will be two winners who each receive a refund of half of their tuition for this season (worth almost $750!). Anyone who volunteered or played in the golf tournament will be given a free ticket. Other tickets can be purchased on opening day.
We hope you enjoyed your summer, but hockey is just around the corner. Opening day for Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam will be August 24th. Schedules will be fully uploaded to the website soon, but for now, please look below to find your opening day practice time. All opening day practices will be at the Civic Center in Fitchburg.
Please remember that you must be paid in full prior to opening day and have your 2014-2015 USA Hockey registration information on file with Jen Leider. If you haven't emailed
with your info, you can print our your confirmation and bring it on opening day.
Mite registration is now open for Twin City's U8 and U6 cross-ice Mite programs. Registration is limited, so sign up soon. We have two teams in each division. Practices will be held in Fitchburg. Games will be played in Groton. (Some U8 full ice games may require short travel, < 30 minutes). Players will be placed on teams based on their ability during the first few practices. There will be no separate Mite player evaluations. Please contact Mite Director, Eric Short, with any questions at
Here is the basic information. U6 Mite is $625 and U8 Mite is $725.
U8 program (Birth year 06, 07) and U6 program (birth year 08,09)
U8's - practice 1x a week starting in October and 2x a week from Dec to Feb (approximately 32 practices) x-ice games in Groton, 5-10 full ice games starting Jan. 2015
U6's -- practice 1x a week starting November and 2x a week from Dec to Feb (approximately 28 practices) x-ice games in Fitchburg and Groton on Saturday and Sunday.
Tuition includes game jersey and socks. Practices to be held in Fitchburg; games in Groton. Planned game format will be 4 v 4 plus goalies; full size nets with equal strength teams. This will be buzzer hockey (90 sec shifts); two 25 min games / session. There will be NO icing, NO offsides, NO stoppages in play, NO checking, limited body contact.
USA Hockey Registrations Needed for Squirt, Peewee, Bantam
TCYHA Players & Coaches,
USA Hockey registration is now open for the 2014-2015 season. The cost is $48. All TCYHA players, coaches and assistant coaches are required to register. TCYHA does not complete registrations on behalf of players or coaches.
USA Hockey registrations are required for players and coaches in Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam. Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be reimbursed by TCYHA for their registration.
To register, please visit the USA Hockey website at: www.usahockey.com and click on the "Membership" tab. If you need assistance in completing the online registration, please view the Step-by-Step Guide to Online Registration. Further questions should be directed to Jen Leider, TCYHA Mass / USA Hockey Rep at
Due to liability issues, NO PLAYER OR COACH WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE UNTIL A PRINTED COPY of their USA Registration is presented to a Jen Leider on the day of the first practice or they can be e-mailed to
First practice will be Sunday August 24th 2013. More information on specific hours will be coming soon.
Greater Worcester Community Foundation Scholarships for Hockey
The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is now accepting applications from families with children ages 5-17 who have difficulty paying to participate in youth hockey associations. Financial aid in the range of $50 - $200 per child will be granted from the John Carter “High Five” Youth Hockey Fund and the Christopher J. Paskell Memorial Fund. Due to limited funds, not every applicant will receive a scholarship.
All Squirt, Peewee & Bantam players are required to have a pair of jerseys (home and away) for the upcoming season. If you already have a pair of jerseys that still fit, you are all set and need not do anything.
If you are a new player or a returning player who requires new jerseys, we are asking you to register online using the Travel Team Uniforms 2014 program on our website. During the registration process, you will be asked to indicate if you are a new player or are a returning player in need of a new number. Number availability will be determined individually with families. We are also asking that you enter your current number during the registration process. If you don't have a number or aren't sure, don't worry, we will be cross-referencing against our existing database. Do not attempt to change your number via the current number form field.
Uniforms must be purchased online. Fittings will be handled in person at the NEPA/Blue Heron store in Leominster at 300 Hamilton St in Leominster.
Uniforms must be ordered in pairs, one home jersey, and one away jersey. Cost will the $116 for the pair. Please pay online via credit card if possible. If paying by check to the PO box, uniforms will not be ordered until payment is received.
You will receive an email detailing hours when you will be able to visit the NEPA/Blue Heron showroom at 300 Hamilton St in Leominster for a fitting. Please provide them with your name and we will take care of making sure you receive the proper assigned number behind the scenes. Please wait until you receive an email before visiting the showroom.
New Members -- Import your schedule into Google Calendar
Many of you already are doing so, but for those who have not yet, here is a video explaining how you can add your team's schedule directly into your Google Calendar so that it is available on your Android smart phone or computer.
Welcome new members. There have been many questions recently on accessing schedules for your team, particularly from new players in either No Player Left Behind, Learn to Skate, and House Hockey. Accessing your schedule is easy.
To do so, use the Team menu above in the horizontal navigation menu. From there, choose select Choose a Team, your division, and then your team. For example, U11 No Player Left behind would be Team -> No Player Left Behind -> U11 NPLB.
You will also begin to receive email notifications approximately two days before each scheduled practice or game. The email will let you know the date, time, and rink that you will be at. For those that are new, there are two rinks at the Civic Center, Gaetz and Landry. The Gaetz is the rink closest to the street. Landry is next to the Gaetz and is separated by the parking lot.
We would like to briefly address our injury policy.
In the players' best interests, any injury that results in a player missing games or receiving treatment by a physician requires a clearance note from a physician before the player will be allowed back on the ice. This note will also serve to close out the accident form that is generated at the time of injury, and will be kept in confidence.
While we do not wish to place an additional burden on you, such prudence is required for the long-term health of all of our children.
Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions, please contact your division director or the players representative in person, or email the appropriate one at:
Just a few of the reasons that make TCYHA the right choice...
Significant ice time by level with Mite** having 15* half-ice games and 20 ADM practices, Squirt, Peewee, & Bantam having 35* games 45 practices, Midget 10 games, 10 practices, plus additional hours available for clinics like our free Goalie Camp and Hockey Development.
Competitive play against a wide variety of teams (over 600!) means your child will always be improving.
Flexible payment options gives you the choice of what is easiest for your family.
Great kids, great parents means you'll have a positive, fun experience as a part of our family.
* Game counts are approximate and subject to minor change as dictated by Valley League schedule.
** Under USA Hockey rules, Mite program will be half-ice games played between TCYHA and Groton Junior Youth Hockey