SYHA House League Program Overview
The Stamford Youth Hockey Association House League program will not only improve the skill level of your player, but more importantly it will teach your player how to enjoy the game of hockey from first timers to seasoned players. As a parent or guardian, we need your help to ensure your player enjoy this great sport.
We want you to enjoy the game of hockey as much as your player. Encourage your player. This program is about learning the game, meeting great people and enjoying the game. Together we can achieve this for your young player. Please see other sections of this web site for additional information.
Registration for the 2018-2019 season is now available for both U8 and U12 levels - please click on the Register Online tab on our home page. A USA Hockey Membership is required to register. You can join USA Hockey by clicking link.
Full equipment, including neck guard is required. All this equipment is for your players safety and helps them (and you!!) to get used to dressing and playing as they advance up the age divisions. Here is a listing of the full equipment:
- Helmet (HECC approved*) with cage
- Mouth Guard (suggested, but not required)
- Neck Guard
- Shoulder Pads
- Elbow Pads
- Hockey Gloves
- Hockey Jersey provided by SYHA
- Shin Guards
- Cup/Jock/Shorts (different versions for under the pants - look for Velcro tabs to support socks)
- Socks (to cover the shin guards)
- Hockey Skates
- Stick - Tape (any color!) for top of stick and blade
- Pucks - for practice at home
- Hockey Equipment Bag
Some local stores carry hockey equipment.
If you would like to help out either on or off the ice or have any questions, please contact:
U8 House Coordinator
*USA hockey requires the use of HECC approved helmets by all participants in all age classifications. "HECC" stands for the “Hockey Equipment Certification Council” and they are responsible for certifying hockey equipment. Helmets that meet the certification criteria will be clearly marked with the HECC seal. Make sure to look for it.