Millbrook Youth Hockey Association (MYHA) is a non-profit organization that has been teaching kids to play hockey for more than 50 years. Our mission is to educate our players about this exciting game and develop character, loyalty, sportsmanship, a sense of fair play and physical fitness through participation in our programs.
MYHA was started by a group of local residents who had a love for the game and the children who played it which continues to this day. We are always looking for volunteers for various functions, from the Board of Directors down to the running of the scoreboard during games, so don't hesitate to get involved! As with all volunteer organizations, the more input and assistance people are willing to give, the more our children will get out of the program. New ideas are always welcome and they usually lead to improvements that will be evident for the years to come as we continue to grow MYHA. Should you wish to assist in any way, please contact any of our present board members via the "Board of Directors" tab or send your ideas through the "Feedback" tab on the left hand side of this page.
As always, "Thank You" for your assistance and dedication to Millbrook Youth Hockey . . . GO KNIGHTS !
2014-15 Registration Open - New Players Welcome!
Learn to Play Program (LTP): for First-time and beginner players of all ages
Our “Learn to Play” hockey program is open to children of all ages, but generally draws first-time and beginner players in the 4-8 year old age range. LTP is designed for children who have little knowledge about the game of ice hockey. We will work on basic skills such as skating stride, how to hold a stick, passing and shooting. In addition to skills, we will teach the rules of the game in a fun and supportive environment. USA Hockey certified coaches and players will instruct the players. This program meets once a week (usually Sunday afternoons) from November through February. All participants in Learn to Play must register with MYHA on our website and pay the fee in full. Before registering with MYHA, parents must register their child with USA Hockey and obtain a USA Hockey Membership number. A limited amount of loaner equipment may be available to help get new players started.
MITES - Cross-Ice Program: for Players 8 years old and younger
Our Mites program serves children ages 8 and younger and implements USA Hockey’s Cross-Ice American Development Model (ADM) to maximize the development of skills necessary to learn and play the game of ice hockey. Cross-Ice games are played from side to side in the rink (not end to end), giving the players more puck handling, more shots, more saves and more goals – and more fun. Our Mite program runs October through February. All Mite games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays, and our team(s) will also participate in Hudson Valley Hockey League (HVHL) sponsored Jamborees that are conducted on various weekends throughout the season. Our Mite program is open to all children who skate or have previously participated in a “Learn to Play” program. No tryouts are required. All players must register with MYHA on our website and pay the fee in full or commit to one of our payment plans. Before registering with MYHA, parents must register their child with USA Hockey and obtain a USA Hockey Membership number.
HOUSE TEAMS (Recreational/Development Program): for Players 14 years old and younger
Our “House Team” Program emphasizes player development and requires less of a time and travel commitment than our Travel Teams. Players not selected for a Travel Team are encouraged to join our House program. The number of House teams and their age ranges will depend on enrollment. For the 2014-15 season, we are hoping to form a 14-U team (14 years and younger) and an 11-U team (11 years and younger). We are also looking into the possibility of forming an All-Girls team. Our House programs provide instruction and games for players of all skill levels, and generally include one weekday practice and one weekend game per week from November through February. Some limited, relatively local travel “away” games are also sometimes scheduled to provide our players with an added level of fun and variety as they develop their skills. In addition, individual house teams sometimes decide to enter a “house team” tournament if one is available, and participating parents are willing to pay the additional costs required for such an event. Practices focus on skill development and learning the rules and strategies of team play. This program is open to all players, and no tryout is required. All players must register with MYHA on our website and pay the fee in full or commit to one of our payment plans. Before registering with MYHA, parents must register their child with USA Hockey and obtain a USA Hockey Membership number.