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How to Sign Up Your Hockey Player

Welcome to the Lyndon Area Youth Hockey Association (LAYHA) player registration page!

Please review the information below about the sign-up process, critical dates, and this year's rates.

There are two steps to the registration process:

FIRST:  Obtain a player USA Hockey Number for the upcoming season. 

SECOND:  Complete the LAYHA Player Registration module. Sign-ups are all done online.  New players will need to create a free member account with Sports Engine, the youth sports technology firm that hosts this website, handles registrations and accepts payments.

Early Bird Discount: Register by September 18
Registration rates increase 5%: September 19 - October 16
Late sign-ups: Contact Registrar Krissy Benoit at k_goodman1@yahoo.com

The season is expected to start as soon as the ice is ready, which FCA anticipates will be the week of Oct. 19-21 based on weather - Sign Up Now!!

Krissy Benoit, Registrar
Thank you!


Step 1 - Get Your USA Hockey Number

USA Hockey requires players to register every year with their organization.

Please click on the USA Hockey logo or the link below to register with USA Hockey and obtain your player registration number.

  • CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number.
  • Once you have your USA Hockey confirmation codes for each player, return to this registration and proceed with the LAYHA registration. You will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code in the LAYHA registration process.  

If you already have USA Hockey confirmation codes for your players, please continue to Step 2 - the LAYHA Registration Module and sign up for the 2020-21 season.


Click Here to Register for Your USA Hockey Number


Step 2 - LAYHA Player Registration Module

Click on LAYHA's Registration Link for additional information and to complete the process. Here you will select the team you are registering for, provide parent/guardian information, and make your payment arrangements.

Thank you!

Learn to Skate Hockey Skills Program 2nd Half U8 Mini Mites Sessions

If you are interested in the Learn to Skate Hockey Skills Program or the U8 Mini-Mite 2nd Half Season, please click on the Player Registration Link to register your player.

Late Registration

If you would like to request Late Registration, please contact the Layha Registrar, Krissy Benoit, via email at k_goodman1@yahoo.com .

 


2020-21 RATES & FUNDRAISING

In light of the great uncertainty during the pandemic and financial challenges faced by many, the LAYHA Board voted to leave registration rates the same for this season.  This is despite the organization facing an approximate 10 percent increase in ice time costs.

LAYHA will continue to coordinate fundraising opportunities throughout the season and will be reliant on these funds, which will also offer families a chance to earn back a portion of their registration fees.

Finally, LAYHA will continue to provide a multiplayer discount of $50  for every registered player after the first. This discount can only be obtained if you register all your players in the same registration session.

LAYHA is a registered non-profit organization. We are also hoping to obtain our 501(c)3 tax status to encourage future charitable donations.

2020-2021 REGISTRATION RATES

Early Bird Rates:  Register by September 18
Registration Rates Increase 5%: September 19 - October 16
Late Sign-Ups: Contact Registrar

Season Start Date:  The Week of Oct. 19-24 - Sign Up Now!

2020-21 LAYHA Registration Rates Payment Plan Due Dates - 10th of Month
Division Birth Year Early Bird Rates Deposit Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan
14U - Bantam 2006 - 2007 $665 $50 $123 $123 $123 $123 $123
12U - PeeWee 2008 - 2009 $640 $50 $118 $118 $118 $118 $118

10U - Squirt

2010 - 2011 $610 $50 $112 $112 $112 $112 $112

8U

- Travel Mite

2012 - 2014 $430 $50 $76 $76 $76 $76 $76

8U

- House Mite

2012 - 2015 $360 $50 $62 $62 $62 $62 $62

8U - Mini Mite

- Full Season

2015 and Younger $290 $50 $48 $48 $48 $48 $48
8U - Mini Mites - Half Season 2015 and Younger $145 $50  1st Session: $47.50 1st Session: $47.50     2nd Session: $47.50-Dec $47.50-Jan
Learn to Skate Hockey Skills Program* All Ages $50 Suggested Donation -          
                 
* Learn to Skate Hockey Skills Program Not Eligible for Multi-Player Discount     Rev. sla: 9/1/20

 

Offline Payments

The registration module is set up to accept Credit Card OR Checking/Savings Account Payments for either the Full Season or the Payment Plan.

The online system is LAYHA's preferred method of receiving payment.

Should an offline payment be necessary, payment must be must be made in full AND received before registration can be completed.  

For more information on offline payment, contact registrar Krissy Benoit at k_goodman1@yahoo.com.


The LAYHA Season

Given the uncertainty of the 2020-21 season in terms how Vermont's guidance for recreational sports may change and what VSAHA will allow for youth hockey activities, the exact form of the season is still unclear. VSAHA has indicated a season ending tournament will likely not happen and questions remain about how much associations will be able to travel for games.

Despite these questions, LAYHA will strive to provide 3 to 4 ice times per week for the older groups (14U, 12U, 10U and 8U Travel), which would likely consist of 2 weekday practices and 1 or 2 weekend inter- or intra-association games.

House Mites will practice 2 times per week with game or scrimmage opportunities as possible in the latter part of the season. Mini Mites only practice twice per week.  The Learn to Skate program will be held once per week through the middle of December. Players that wish to continue will have the opportunity to sign up, at a pro-rated cost, for the second half of the season with the age and skill-appropriate group.

LAYHA's season typically lasts from the end of October through the end of February.

Should the statewide hockey season be disrupted or cancelled by Health Department, VSAHA, USA Hockey or some other entity and LAYHA is no longer allowed to operate, a prorated refund or credit for future seasons will be available. If LAYHA is permitted to continue operating, no refunds will be available to individuals that choose to withdraw from participation or are required to refrain from activities due to injury, illness or some other such occurence.

Upon check out from the registration process, there is an opportunity to purchase registration insurance. This is an optional add-on made available by SportsEngine and insurance firm AIG. The offering is not connected to LAYHA and we are unfamiliar with the exact scope of its coverage. If you are interested in it, we encourage you to read the terms closely.

LAYHA and all of its members are required to abide by all Vermont COVID guidelines and any additional policies that might be put in place by VSAHA or USA Hockey, as well as operational guidelines from Fenton Chester Arena or any other rinks we may visit. According to the latest guidance, this will mean that masks must be worn by everyone at all times, including players while on the ice. It also may mean capacity restrictions at rinks which would require parents to drop off players. There also may be restrictions on access to locker rooms that could mean players need to arrive in gear and just tie skates on the bleachers.

Additional Information

More information about best practices, guidelines and policies for the upcoming season can be found here:

USA Hockey Safety & Health

Vermont Recreational Sports Guidelines