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About

The Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association (LRYHA) is dedicated to the development of young athletes and in particular to the growth and development of the great game of ice hockey in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. LRYHA is governed by USA Hockey (www.usahockey.com) and shares in its mission to promote this fun and exciting sport. LRYHA is committed not only to the development of the ice hockey player but to the development of the player and in teaching the valuable lessons that participation in sports has to offer while doing so in a fun and competitive environment. LRYHA offers four programs; Full Season Travel, Split Season Midgets, Mini Mites-instructional and a Learn to Skate for hockey program.

 


Full Season Travel

is offered at the Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam age division with two teams typically being placed at each age division. The LRYHA focus is a blend of practice, skill development, and game time to assist the player in reaching their fullest capability.  The Full Season Travel program is the core of the LRYHA offering and offers the most ice-time. Squirt teams participate in the Granite State League and Seacoast Hockey League as do all Pee Wee and Bantam Teams. Mite A teams participate in either Granite State or Seacoast League. Mite B teams may participate in a limited travel schedule. Our Full Season Travel hockey program provides an environment where players can learn and enjoy hockey in an environment where we stress individual skill, team play, responsibility, hard work, and fun.

ADM

LRYHA adheres to the American Development model of teaching hockey. ADM has been developed by USA Hockey. All of our coaches are certified to coach hockey by USA hockey. The American Development Model is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players. It is a tool that will ensure every kid will have the same chance to succeed. ADM is a set of guidelines designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential. To learn more about ADM click here.
 

EQUIPMENT:

·         HECC approved helmet and face mask with side and chin straps          

·         Elbow pads

·         Skates with nylon laces                                                                

·         Hockey gloves

·         Hockey pants                                                          

·         Shin pads

·         Protective supporter                                                 

·         shoulder pads

 

LRYHA provides a game jersey and socks. The jersey can only be worn during LRYHA games. Game Jersey’s must be returned at the end of the season.

 

For registration information email registrar@lryha.org.

Players seeking equipment - check out our equipment page!
 

 


Split Season Midgets

is focused on the high school age player (15 years old typically), both boys and girls. The purpose of this program is to prepare players for their high school team tryouts and season.
 

EQUIPMENT:

·         HECC approved helmet and face mask with side and chin straps          

·         Elbow pads

·         Skates with nylon laces                                                                

·         Hockey gloves

·         Hockey pants                                                          

·         Shin pads

·         Protective supporter                                                 

·         shoulder pads


LRYHA provides a game jersey and socks.  The jersey can only be worn during LRYHA games.
For registration information email registrar@lryha.org...


Mini-Mites (Instructional)

The Little Lakers’ program is designed as a “Learn to Play Hockey” or “Intro to Mites” program. The Little Lakers’ is a program shaped to help young players prepare to enter the Mite league. The program is for young players that have completed a “learn to skate” program and can now continue on with their skating development while learning the skills necessary to play hockey. The program will begin in early November and will continue through early March. Players may be divided into “Teams” at the discretion of the coaching staff. The teams will have shared ice practices see the schedule for times and dates and will play cross ice hockey when they play as mandated by USA hockey. To learn more about the USA Hockey cross ice program click here.  


Each Session Includes:

·         2 on-Ice sessions and instruction per week

·         Short Scrimmages or other competitive games

·         Skating Skills

·         Stick Handling, Passing and Shooting Skills

·         Stride Development

·         Fun-filled Drills with a games approach to learning in order to encourage the Child’s Love for the Game

 

Required equipment includes:

 

·         Hockey Skates with nylon laces

·         Helmet – HECC approved helmet and face mask with side and chin straps

·         Shin pads with Velcro shin pad fasteners

·         Warm-up pants or sweat pants large enough to fit over shin pads

·         Elbow pads

·         Hockey gloves

·         Hockey stick and tape

·         Hockey pants  

·         Shoulder pads

·         Protective supporter

 

For registration information email registrar@lryha.org.

Players seeking equipment - check out our equipment page!


Learn to Skate (for hockey)

The Learning Lakers is a “learn to skate” program with an emphasis on skating skills as well as an introduction to puck and hockey play.  Players may be divided into “Teams” depending upon the registration numbers and level of skill. The “teams” will have one shared ice practice on Saturday mornings (see the schedule for times and dates).  This is an inexpensive program and a great way to introduce the future star to the great game of hockey! See the LTS registration pages on LRYHA.org for costs.

Each Session Includes:

- 1 Hour of on-Ice Instruction per Week
- Lakers Learn to Skate for hockey Jersey

- Games and fun activities and/or scrimmages

- Skating Skills

- Stick Handling, Passing and Shooting Skills

- Stride Development

- Fun-filled Drills to encourage the Child’s Love for the Game

 

Required equipment includes:

·         Hockey Skates with nylon laces

·         Helmet – HECC approved helmet and face mask with side and chin straps

·         Elbow pads

·         Shin pads

·         Hockey or ski gloves

·         Hockey Stick – Sticks allowed when requested by instructor.

 

Recommended - In addition to the required equipment, hockey pants are also recommended for all Learn to Skate players:

 

For registration information email registrar@lryha.org.

Players seeking equipment - check out our equipment page!