Our yearly pictures will be taken tonight at practice. To save time and make things easy, you can order online ahead of time. Just click the banner below. You may also fill out a form in person when your photos are taken.
TCYHA Injury Policy 04/02/2012 TCYHA Family,
We would like to briefly address our injury policy.
Middle School League -- Coach Needed
TCYHA 7th & 8th Graders,
Some of you have been inquiring about Middle School Hockey. Twin City would place a team in the Valley Middle School League, but we are in need of a coach. Valley Middle School operates a league for 7th and 8th graders. This is a full-checking league and is in addition to our regular season schedule. Valley takes care of ensuring that Middle School games do not conflict with your regular season games.
We are running late on entering a team this year, but step number one is that we need a coach. The Middle School program runs under USA Hockey rules, so coaches must be CEP certified, same as regular season. If there is a coach interested, it seems likely that we have enough player interest to form a team.
There would be 14 to 17 games including playoffs and all would be scheduled around your regular season schedule. Players are not required to be current Twin City players, but scheduling conflicts can't be guaranteed for non-TCYHA players.
Last year's cost was $325 per player. This covers the league fee plus jerseys and socks. Depending on the number of players, the price can go higher or lower. We just need to cover our costs.
If you are interested in coaching, please contact me ASAP to let me know. The deadline to enter a team is this week.
Learn to Skate/Learn to Hockey with Peak Performance
Registration is now open for Learn to Skate/Learn to Hockey with Peak Performance. Working together with Twin City, Peak Performance has created a world-class learn to skate and hockey development program. We feel that our program is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. Children will receive excellent on-ice attention by our professional coaches.
Learn to Skate/Learn to Hockey is recommended for skaters ages 4 and up. It emphasizes skating techniques in a fun environment designed for those who have never skated or those who want to improve their hockey or figure skating. Participants will be evaluated and advanced only after meeting specific skating skill standards.
Cost for 2014-2015 is $160 for twelve (12) sessions. Tentative schedule is as follows. All sessions are at the Civic Center in Fitchburg.
No Player Left Behind & House Hockey Registration Now Open
The schedule is now available online for NPLB. Visit our Schedule page and choose 2014-2015, No Player Left Behind, and then either U10 or U15 NPLB.
We are happy to announce that we will once again be offering both the No Player Left Behind (NPLB) and House Hockey programs this fall/winter. Registration is now open. House Hockey is being offered to those players ages 8 and under and NPLB is being offered in two separate divisions, U10 NPLB and U15 NPLB. Registrations can be performed online at our website.
See below for descriptions of the programs:
U8 House Hockey
The Twin City Youth Hockey Association is forming a House Hockey League for youth hockey players ages 5-8. It will include 14 practices and 12 games at the Civic Center. Tuition includes: Team Shirt and Team Socks.
Whether you are a beginning skater or looking to advance your skating and hockey skills, this is a great chance to meet new friends and have fun. House Hockey is a less intense version of U6 and U8 Mite Hockey. It is ideal for those players that are new to hockey or wish a shorter, less intense season.
U10 & U15 NPLB
Twin City Youth Hockey Association is once again offering No Player Left Behind, for youth hockey players aged 9 and 15 this year. It will include practices and games. Like last year, we are able to hold the price so low based on a generous grant from the Cheever Foundation.
Whether you are a beginning skater or looking to advance your skating and hockey skills, this is a great chance to meet new friends and have fun. This program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of those kids who may have dek hockey experience but not ice hockey experience. Twin City Youth Hockey is committed to providing options to make ice hockey accessible to all local players.
Mite registration is now open for Twin City's U8 and U6 cross-ice Mite programs. Registration is limited, so sign up soon. We have two teams in each division. Practices will be held in Fitchburg. Games will be played in Groton. (Some U8 full ice games may require short travel, < 30 minutes). Players will be placed on teams based on their ability during the first few practices. There will be no separate Mite player evaluations. Please contact Mite Director, Eric Short, with any questions at
Here is the basic information. U6 Mite is $625 and U8 Mite is $725.
U8 program (Birth year 06, 07) and U6 program (birth year 08,09)
U8's - practice 1x a week starting in October and 2x a week from Dec to Feb (approximately 32 practices) x-ice games in Groton, 5-10 full ice games starting Jan. 2015
U6's -- practice 1x a week starting November and 2x a week from Dec to Feb (approximately 28 practices) x-ice games in Fitchburg and Groton on Saturday and Sunday.
Tuition includes game jersey and socks. Practices to be held in Fitchburg; games in Groton. Planned game format will be 4 v 4 plus goalies; full size nets with equal strength teams. This will be buzzer hockey (90 sec shifts); two 25 min games / session. There will be NO icing, NO offsides, NO stoppages in play, NO checking, limited body contact.
New Members -- Import your schedule into Google Calendar
Many of you already are doing so, but for those who have not yet, here is a video explaining how you can add your team's schedule directly into your Google Calendar so that it is available on your Android smart phone or computer.
Welcome new members. There have been many questions recently on accessing schedules for your team, particularly from new players in either No Player Left Behind, Learn to Skate, and House Hockey. Accessing your schedule is easy.
To do so, use the Team menu above in the horizontal navigation menu. From there, choose select Choose a Team, your division, and then your team. For example, U11 No Player Left behind would be Team -> No Player Left Behind -> U11 NPLB.
You will also begin to receive email notifications approximately two days before each scheduled practice or game. The email will let you know the date, time, and rink that you will be at. For those that are new, there are two rinks at the Civic Center, Gaetz and Landry. The Gaetz is the rink closest to the street. Landry is next to the Gaetz and is separated by the parking lot.
We would like to briefly address our injury policy.
In the players' best interests, any injury that results in a player missing games or receiving treatment by a physician requires a clearance note from a physician before the player will be allowed back on the ice. This note will also serve to close out the accident form that is generated at the time of injury, and will be kept in confidence.
While we do not wish to place an additional burden on you, such prudence is required for the long-term health of all of our children.
Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions, please contact your division director or the players representative in person, or email the appropriate one at:
Just a few of the reasons that make TCYHA the right choice...
Significant ice time by level with Mite** having 15* half-ice games and 20 ADM practices, Squirt, Peewee, & Bantam having 35* games 45 practices, Midget 10 games, 10 practices, plus additional hours available for clinics like our free Goalie Camp and Hockey Development.
Competitive play against a wide variety of teams (over 600!) means your child will always be improving.
Flexible payment options gives you the choice of what is easiest for your family.
Great kids, great parents means you'll have a positive, fun experience as a part of our family.
* Game counts are approximate and subject to minor change as dictated by Valley League schedule.
** Under USA Hockey rules, Mite program will be half-ice games played between TCYHA and Groton Junior Youth Hockey