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Important Announcement for all Twin City Families
03/14/2019
  To All Twin City Families, As many of you know, Twin...
Why Choose Twin City as your Families Hockey Program
02/24/2019
With so many options and so many teams, many parents are trying to...
2019-2020 Registration Open
02/14/2019
Registration for the 2019-20 Season is now open for our Squirt, Peewee...
 
Important Announcement for all Twin City Families

 

To All Twin City Families,

As many of you know, Twin City Youth Hockey has always strived to keep ice hockey as available and affordable to all kids for many years. Our organization has been 100% volunteer driven with many of our members working long hours to provide the highest-quality product that we all can be proud of.

Like any organization though, we must be able to adapt to the times in order to continue to deliver the highest quality product for all our families. In recent years, we have seen our membership numbers decline and unfortunately, this is not just a Twin City issue. Other Town Hockey organizations are facing similar issues.

We are now at the precipice of one of those times, and we recognize that now is the time to overhaul our organizational model and bring our program back to level we all want to be!

What will happen over the course of the next year is that the Twin City Hawks organization will be phased out as a town program and will re-emerge as a non-profit club program!

The reason for this change is very simple. We are looking to create a program that will allow our local players the option to potentially play at the Elite Levels with our partners at the Valley Hockey League (potentially as high as the E9 League) yet still maintaining true to our roots in the local communities by making sure no player is EVER turned away from our organization, and all of our families have the opportunity for their child to play at the most competetive level of hockey possible.

Additionally, by continuing to operate as a non-profit organization our program will never need to worry about generating revenue to compensate owners’ pockets first, and any program costs will go to providing the best possible experience for our players and their families.

Some other benefits of this change will include:

  • Access to elite level leagues (i.e. E9 & BHL)
  • Changes in the player rating system
  • New partnerships with other organizations
  • Affordability is maintained
  • House hockey program for younger ages levels is preserved
  • Compensation for coaches in order to provide a top-quality coaching experience
  • Strengthen the feeder system to our local high schools, and creating partnerships with all the local High School coaches to help our players prepare to be successful at the High School Level and beyond

 

For the 2019-20 season, Twin City is commissioning a pilot program, with players from the 2006 birth year, that will compete at the Elite level of Valley Hockey League. This group was chosen because we have coaches with prior experience at this level of hockey and an elite level pool of players available to field a highly competitive team.

 All 2006 birth year players are invited to try out, but we must stress that this team will not fly under the current Twin City Flag, but will operate independently of the Twin City organization.

Additionally, not all players will be invited to play for this team. As with any elite club team try out, players may be asked to leave the ice during the tryout if they have not been selected for the final roster. 

We are very excited to announce these changes to our organization and our goal is to retain the top level of players in the area, and potential attract talented players at all levels, to help grow this long-standing program back to and beyond levels we haven’t seen in many years.

All 2006 birth year players that do not make this team will still be invited to play for the Twin City Bantam program this year as they always have been. We have been very fortunate to maintain good working relationships with the Valley Hockey League and many of our teams will not see a big change in the levels of competition they are used to, and our hope is this new program format will help increase the level of success for all our teams. We hope that you will be as excited about this change as we are, and we look forward to seeing all our players grow. If there are any questions regarding these changes, please reach out to our board of directors. See you all on the rink!

 

Sincerely,

Ken Howlett

President

Twin City Youth Hockey


by posted 03/14/2019
Why Choose Twin City as your Families Hockey Program

With so many options and so many teams, many parents are trying to figure out where their sons and daughters can fit in and play hockey. There are elite teams, select teams, house leagues, town and city teams and everything in between. So, what are some of the reasons to stay with Twin City? Do you feel the options may be better at other programs? Better competition? A chance for bigger and better things.  Let’s look at why Twin City is a great option.

 

NEARLY UNLIMITED OPTIONS FOR COMPETITION!

Some local teams are considering playing in the Eastern Minor Hockey League (EMHL) the Peewee minor and major teams in this league only played against 6 other teams over the course of their schedules. The Twin City Teams play almost double the number of different opponents and then through parody, teams will be placed at the highest level possible, allowing your kids to really experience hockey at more challenging levels. The Valley League program has almost 700 different teams spanning mites to midgets. Competition is not a problem!

TRAVEL

All travel for Twin City teams has been generally 45 minutes to game locations with some reaching out almost 55 minutes. Other teams are playing as far away as Cranston RI and Providence. Travel is manageable and the majority of our practices are right in your hometown.

COST

Twin City has managed to keep all costs below $2000. When a team buys ice for practices, they are paying the same price for that sheet that we do. So where does all that extra money go? Twin City has not included large player apparel packs to keep costs down, but we have always supplied hockey socks. As far as we are concerned, our players look just as good on the rink as everyone else!

AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO YOU

Many of our volunteers have been working to provide quality ice hockey at an affordable price for many years. We have stability and your child will never be told they did not make a team!  Other organizations change their leadership and coaching from year to year and even change out players. At other organizations a child may make a team only to find they can’t play on that same team the next year. At Twin City, our players are always guaranteed a place to play.

SO WHY STAY AND PLAY WITH TWIN CITY?

We feel it’s very simple. We provide you the flexibility and affordability you want while developing your child into a better player. Many of our alumni are playing at the high school varsity level, right next to the players that played on those elite organizations. We are expanding our capabilities and we are growing with the sport.

 

We invite your family to come play and stay with us, and see where your player can land!


by posted 02/24/2019
2019-2020 Registration Open

Registration for the 2019-20 Season is now open for our Squirt, Peewee and Bantam Divisions along with our 8U Jr. Hawks Mite and Half-Season Midget Programs.

For the upcoming 2019-20 Season:

All teams will continue to play in the Valley Hockey which offers our teams the ability to play competitive games against a wide variety of local teams with parity division that range up to the AAA/elite level to ensure each team has the best environment for player development and the ability to enjoy playing the game of hockey!

For Players Registering in the Squirt, Peewee or Bantam Division:

  • Registration is a non-refundable $75 fee for Player Evaluations plus a $125 deposit towards the 2019-2020 season. The $200 payment is due in order for a player to participate in the team selection ratings.

  • The Player Evaluation Schedule will be posted on our website and all player evaluations are completed for Twin City by a third party.

  • The Tuition Payment schedule has been lengthened for the upcoming season to allow our programs to continue to be affordable for all families. (See registration page for more details)

For Players Registering in the Half-Season Midget or U8 Jr. Hawks Programs:

  • Registration is now open, but player evaluations and team selection will be completed in Mid-August.
  • For Midgets-Registration fee including deposit ($200-$75 Evaluation Fee and $125 Deposit) is required in order to guarantee a roster spot. If a deposit payment is not received at time of registration, the player will be placed on the waitlist until payment is received and processed.

 

If you have any questions about any of the programs for the upcoming season please reach out to any member of the Twin City Board of Directors.

We are looking forward to being the process for another successful hockey season as our program continues to grow and provide a fun and exciting hockey experience for your child!

 

GO HAWKS!

 


by posted 02/14/2019
Why Twin City?

Just a few of the reasons that make TCYHA the right choice...

  • Significant ice time Squirt, Peewee, & Bantam having 35* games and at leaast 45 practices from August through March
  • Player Development Focus Partnership with Stop It Goaltending for Goalie Development and the usage of the USA Hockey ADM Development Program by or coaches at practice  
  • 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.
  • All Coaches are certified via USA Hockey Coaching Education Program.

* Game counts are approximate and subject to minor change as dictated by Valley League schedule.
 

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