NYH will be fielding three teams for the upcoming season:
- U10 (2014-2015 birth years)
- U12 (2012-2013)
- U14 (2010-2011)
Our season begins the week of Labor Day and continues until late March.
Games are held on weekends.
Most games are played in the Greater Boston Area within a 30-45 minute drive of Newton.
Teams are typically on the ice 1-2 weeknights per week. If we have ice available, we also try to schedule practices on weekend days that do not have a scheduled game.
Practices are held at Fessenden School, Daly Rink, and Reilly Memorial Rink (Cleveland Circle).
Frequently Asked Questions
My child is new to hockey - where do we start?
Many girls have joined us in recent years and jumped right into travel hockey with no problem. However, if your child has no hockey experience and is between the ages of 5 and 10, they would likely benefit from a season in our Learn to Play program.
If you are unsure about what program would be right for your daughter, please reach out to our Registrar, Joe Haggerty, to discuss the options available.
What equipment do I need?
Tuition includes a game jersey, a practice jersey, and hockey socks. You will need a full set of protective ice-hockey equipment. For details and other helpful tips, please check out USA Hockey's guide for new hockey parents.
Can my daughter play on a girls team AND a co-ed team?
Yes! We welcome players interested in playing both girls and co-ed hockey and do our best to avoid creating practice conflicts. However, it is likely that you will have occasional game conflicts between the two teams.
We missed tryouts - can my child still play?
Yes! As a town hockey program, our goal is to provide an opportunity for everyone who wants to play. If you register after tryouts have ended, your child will automatically be rostered on the lowest team in their age group and will be evaluated for possible movement in the fall.
We don't live in Newton - can my child play for NYH?
With a few exceptions, Massachusetts Hockey rules state that you should play for your town of residence. If you live in another town with a youth hockey program, we strongly encourage you to play for them. If your town does not have a youth hockey program, you are more than welcome to join us.
If you have any questions at all about eligibility, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if we have scheduling conflicts?
We recognize that the season is long and that you will be at the rink a lot. However, especially at the younger ages, we encourage you to make sure that hockey fits into your life in a positive way. If your child wants to play a fall sport, you want to go skiing in the winter, or you have other family obligations, please don't feel guilty about missing some hockey.
That being said, this is a team sport, and coaches will expect a reasonable level of commitment. Please inform coaches well in advance of any planned absences so that they can call up other players if needed. Also note that players need to participate in at least 60% of games to be eligible for playoffs.
Can I get on the ice with my child?
As an entirely volunteer-run organization, we are often in need of capable on-ice volunteers. Please indicate your interest in coaching during the registration process or email our coaching director at email@example.com and we can tell you more about coaching opportunities and requirements.
Full Season 2024-25
U10 Girls: $2350
U12 & U14 Girls: $2350 (players) or $1175 (goalies)
Tuition includes non-refundable $150 registration fee.
Players who choose not to participate next season must notify NYH by email no later than April 30th to avoid subsequent roster fees. All notifications must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.