VYHA House League

The goal of Valley Youth Hockey Associations’ House League program is to teach children how to be better skaters, to learn how to play the game of hockey and to have fun doing so. VYHA utilizes a core of dedicated coaches to help our players master the fundamental skills essential to be better hockey players, while learning the basics of the game. VYHA House League is the perfect recreational hockey opportunity for beginning/intermediate hockey players, but also offers a chance for more advanced players to sharpen their hockey skills in a supportive environment.  Practices for the VYHA House League program begin shortly after Labor Day.  House League games start by mid-October and run through the end of the winter season in Late February.

House League Leadership

Director. The House League is under the direction of VYHA’s Player-Coach Committee.  The Player-Coach Committee appoints a Director for each VYHA House League.   The Directors are responsible for the development, organization, and supervision of on-ice hockey programs.

Coaches. House League teams are coached by volunteer parents selected by VYHA Player-Coach Committee. Each team usually has a head-coach and one or two assistants. Coaches usually coach their own child’s team.  Coaches are required to attend coaching clinics as determined by USA Hockey.   

Player Placement/Team Size 

Mini Mite (6U) & Mite (8U): After evaluation of the skills of each player by the coaching staff, players are placed onto teams.  The size and number of teams in each age level will depend on the number of skaters participating each year. Ideally, each team would consist of 8-10 players.

Lower House League (10U and 12U): After evaluation of the skills of each player by the coaching staff, players are placed onto teams.  The division of age levels and the size and number of teams in each age level will depend on the number of skaters participating each year. Ideally, each team would consist of 12-15 players.  House Leagues at the lower age level will have at least four teams in each league.

Upper House League (14U and older): After evaluation of the skills of each player by the coaching staff, players are placed onto teams.  The division of age levels and the size and number of teams in each age level will depend on the number of skaters participating each year. Ideally, each team would consist of 11-15 players.  House Leagues at the older age level will have at least three teams.

Player Registration

Please register your player on the VYHA Registration Site for the 2019-2020 season to guarantee your child a spot. 

Registration Link:  OPENS JULY 1ST                

**Also, note that you will need to obtain a USA Hockey registration number prior to registering your player. This is not a VYHA rule but one imposed by USA Hockey. Your player will not be permitted on the ice for any practices or games without this registration.