The purpose of Weymouth Youth Hockey is to develop and govern a youth hockey program in the Town of Weymouth for individuals for the purpose of promoting sportsmanlike competition, team and individual values, and respect for rules by providing a recreatio
NEW FOR THIS SEASON - The Non-Refundable, Registration Deposit is $100.
Tryouts are optional for Squirt, Peewee and Bantam programs.
We expect to host a tryout / evaluation for Girls U12 & U14
No tryouts are required for Learn to Play, Mite House, Girls U10, Girls U19 and Midget B Full Season
Tryouts are required for A & B Level teams playing in South Shore Conference and, potentially, for Midget Short Season
Girls' teams (U10, U12, U14 and U19) will be offered based on registrations received by 5/1/2018. If sufficient registrations have not been received, teams may be removed and money returned. Teams may also be combined based on registrations.
Wait listing is done to determine interest in additional teams
Please contact the
with any questions about this season.
Notes and adjustments:
Upfront Fees for the 2018/2019 Season
Full season players at all levels, except for Midgets and Mites is $1,250
Full season Mite players is $1,150
Full season Midget players is $1,150
Short season teams (Midget and Girls U19) are $625
Learn to Play tuition is $300
Learn to Skate TBD
• Goalies with their own equipment
Full season goalies from Squirt to Midget is $625.
The tuition for goalies for short season teams will be $325.
If your child is already registered in Weymouth Youth Hockey and you forgot your password please go here and enter your email address and your password will be emailed to you. You don't have to re-enter all the information every year.
You can only use credit cards for online sign up - if you do not enter a credit card at the time of sign up your registration will be DELETED after about 45 minutes. If you wish to pay by check please download the registration package and bring it to the walk in session the first night of tryouts. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted unless the prior year's balance is satisfied in full.
Parents/guardians of players participating in try-outs must acknowledge that they have read the current season's try-out procedures.
Online registration for USA / Mass hockey will begin AFTER April 1st, 2018 a link and instructions will be emailed out to everyone and you will have to register online with USA/Mass hockey. The cost is $48 and is NOT included in your tuition.
No REFUNDS after REGISTRATION. The initial, $100 registration deposit is non-refundable and non transferable.
Registration will be done by age bracket - this will give the WYH Board of Directors better accuracy in determining the number of teams at each level.
ALL 2018/2019 SEASON BALANCES MUST BE PAID BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
If you failed to pay your balance for any prior season by September 1st, 2017 you may be required to pay your 2018/2019 season tuition in full at registration.
Failure to pay your 2018/2019 season tuition by September 1st means your child may be removed from his/her team.
Register Online With USA Hockey for the 2018/2019 Season
Each player must register online with USA Hockey prior to the start of next season. Please send confirmation code to our
USA Hockey SafeSport Requirements for the 2014-15 Season
Dear USA Hockey Program,
As you know, the USA Hockey SafeSport Program was implemented in full last season and included online training that was available to all coaches, officials and volunteers. This email is to let you know about the requirements for the 2014-15 season.
As background, the USA Hockey SafeSport Program is designed to prevent abuse and maximize the safety of our participants in the off-ice environment. The SafeSport Training is part of the program and is intended to heighten awareness of those that are in supervisory positions over youth participants. We recognize that adding additional educational requirements increases the burden on our coaches and other volunteers, but as the primary and most direct leaders and supervisors of our youth teams, it is critical that they are trained in ways that can help prevent abuse within our programs. Additionally, providing a safe environment for your participants helps recruit and retain players, and enhances your program in the eyes of parents.
Requirements for Coaches
In the 2013-14 season, all coaches were strongly encouraged to complete the SafeSport training, though some Affiliates did require that their coaches complete the training. For the 2014-15 season, all coaches will be required to complete the SafeSport Training. The SafeSport Training is valid for 2 seasons. Thus, if a coach or volunteer took the training for 2013-14, he or she will not need to take the training again until the 2015-16 season (at which time a shorter “refresher” course will be available). USA Hockey strongly encourages and supports policies requiring that coaches complete SafeSport training prior to being added to a roster (and many Affiliates have adopted such policies). However, for this season only, Affiliates may choose to extend the deadline for a coach to complete the training until 12/31.
Requirements for Other Program Volunteers
Other volunteers in USA Hockey programs that have regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants ,such as team managers, locker room monitors, chaperones, etc., are required to complete the SafeSport Training prior to such access.
In the 2013-14 season, USA Hockey also required that at least one person from each USA Hockey program complete the SafeSport training. While we strongly encourage that all board members and other program administrators complete the SafeSport Training, for the 2014-25 season, each program must once again have at least one person complete the training. We do believe that programs that extend the training out to their board members and administrators will benefit by strengthening their program and making it a safe place for participants. As the leaders of local programs, board members and administrators should possess the information to monitor their organization and enforce policies, and should also complete the same training as is required for coaches and other volunteers.
How to Take the Training
The SafeSport Training is available to take right now so your program, coaches and other volunteers can get a head start on the season. The training is available at no cost. The training was produced by the United States Olympic Committee and is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete, however, not all training needs to be completed in one session. You will need your USA Hockey Member Number, which can be obtained at www.usahockeyregistration.com (under Member Options, click on ‘Request Duplicate Registration Confirmation’).
If an employee or volunteer in your program is not currently a USA Hockey Member, they can obtain a Member Number to take the training, by registering with USA Hockey at no cost in the Ice Managers/Volunteers category.
Information on how to register and access the SafeSport Training can be found on our website at http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/909009-safesport-program-training-. Also, please be sure to select the USA Hockey SafeSport course as there are multiple courses available. The website also has links if you have questions about the training or on registering for the training.
We strongly encourage that all of your coaches and volunteers get a head start on the season by completing the SafeSport Training this summer. Thank you for your diligence in helping make our sport as safe as possible!
The safety of its participants is of paramount importance toWeymouth Youth Hockeyalong with Mass Hockey and USA Hockey. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey’s programs.
USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players. These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators. The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its youth participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
All Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers and Board Members are required to take this training
USA Hockey has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct.
This SafeSport Handbook includes the various Policies that apply to all USA Hockey Member Programs. Those Policies address
Bullying, Threats and Harassment
The Policies also address areas where misconduct can occur and are intended to reduce the risk of potential abuse, including:
Locker Room Policy
Social Media, Mobile and Electronic Communications Policy
In addition to Policies, the Safe Sport Handbook includes the available and required Training of USA Hockey’s and its Member Programs’ employees, volunteers, administrators, coaches, parents and players on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential abuse to occur; information on USA Hockey’s Screening and Background Check Program; the availability and procedures for any person to Report suspected abuse or misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting); the procedures and means by which USA Hockey and its Member Programs should Respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct; and how USA Hockey and its Member Programs will Monitor and Supervise the SafeSport Program to help ensure its effectiveness.
It is official, all youth athletics are nuts. Hockey may have earned the right of getting there first, but every other sport has now fallen in place. They are all too organized, travel too much, too expensive and too time consuming. We place put too much emphasis on keeping score and winning and too little emphasis on having fun.
As another youth hockey season descends upon us I have some simple advice for parents to help make your hockey experience more enjoyable.
Skip tryouts. Leave the rink, go to a movie, have dinner with your spouse, just stay away. If your child makes the A team, be happy and humble. If your child makes the B team, be happy and calm. Next to skill, the most important quality of a good athlete is confidence. Benefit: Stress Reduction.
Every rink has a water fountain. Save time and money on the Gatorade, because I'm not certain that 10 year-olds even have electrolytes. And if they do, I bet they have a lot of them. We only start losing things when we get older. Savings: 80+ games & practices @ $2.00 = $160.
They can carry their own bag and if they can't it's too big. You don't carry your kid's backpack to school for them; you shouldn't have to carry their hockey bag either. Donate your wheelie bag to a stewardess and get one that has to be carried. Benefit: Increased leg strength.
Kids can dress and undress themselves - go get a cup of coffee and relax. Once they have been through it a few times they can figure it out. And if they can't, that is why they have teammates. Eventually they will get it on or off. Be patient. Benefit: Team Unity. (PS: Coffee is cheaper then Gatorade)
Teach them to tie their own skates as soon as possible - good skaters have loose skates, so let them get used to it early. As long as you keep tying them they are going to let you. Haven't we learned this "helpless" lesson before? Benefit: Ankle strength.
New equipment is for Christmas, maybe a birthday?but should not be a birthright of every new season. Buy used equipment?a 58lb squirt doesn't need the support of a $300 pair of skates. A $300 pair of skates could be worn by a 58lb squirt for ten years and still not be worn out?it's basic physics. Today's skates are as rigid as marine core training. Savings: $200+.
On the subject of skates, as soon as they are old enough to drive, they are old enough to get their own skates sharpened. If they tell you they don't have time, compare your schedule to theirs, then hand the skates back to them. Benefit: Time for you & responsibility for them.
Buy wooden sticks. Force dealers to put them back on the stick rack; it is supply & demand economics. A 9 year old doesn't need a composite stick unless he is 6' and 200lbs, or you can buy a 10 flex. A wooden stick will do fine. Save me the sales pitch on response and feel. Until they can feel the difference between clean and dirty hair save your money. And like tying skates, they can learn to tape their stick much sooner than they would like you to believe. Savings: $200+. Benefit: Wrist strength & eye-hand coordination.
Kids believe that the concession stand is an essential part of hockey - like their skates. If they go out and skate well, have fun and come off with a smile on their face - they don't need a reward, except maybe a pat on the back. Walk past the concession stand a few times; I know we need to support the rink, but it shouldn't be the place where you eat most of your meals. They also don't need breakfast at Perkins or lunch at Mc Donalds after every game or practice. Let them learn that the reward is hockey! It is a privilege to be able to play and if they don't make their bed and feed the dog you will take it away. Benefit: Discipline, help around the house, more money for coffee.
Herb Brooks said it best, "The name on the front of the jersey is a heck of a lot more important than the name on the back". This is a team sport; the sooner kids learn that, the better. Names on the back of jerseys are for when you get to the NHL. You should be able to figure out which one is yours without that visual aide. If you can't, remember that is why we put numbers on the jerseys - those numbers aren't a ranking system - they are for identification. Nobody wears two nametags at work, right? Benefit: Team Unity & Humility.
Don't watch every practice - let them tell you about a few - they'll enjoy it. Send them the message that you have more important things to do than watch the practice. This is not neglect, but common sense. If parents spent as much time helping kids with their homework as they do watching practice, our kids would all be getting straight A's. This is their experience; not yours. Turn them loose. Benefit: Time.
Let your kids have fun. If their best friend calls on a Friday night and wants them to: a) go to a movie, b) go to the outdoor rink, c) go sledding, don't say no because they have a game tomorrow, or in most cases three games. They are kids, if you haven't noticed they don't get tired. Do you ever remember being too tired as a kid? Let them go swimming at the motel, play football in the snow. AJ Hawk might need to sleep in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, but your kid doesn't. Benefit: Balance, & a Happier Child.
Don't try to coach - your team already has one. Pat them on the back after a tough loss and thank them for their time and effort. Buy them a cup of coffee and talk about anything, but hockey. Benefit: Respect.
Last, but not least, at an athletic contest you can be a player, a coach, a fan or an official?but you can only be one. For those parents who are confused, you are a fan. Cheer when your team does something well. Drink coffee the rest of the time, it tastes better than your foot. Benefit: More friends, fewer enemies.