Please carefully review the registration information provided on this page BEFORE you begin the registration process.
All registration links are at the bottom of this page.
Costs to play hockey are found in the following document.
If your family has a financial hardship that is keeping your child from participating, please contact a BYHA Board Member to discuss ways we can help with your situation.
Traveling registrations are now OPEN. Will be closing on Aug 14th.
Make sure to register all boys and girls separately. These registrations have now been split out into their own.
This level is for players with birth dates between June 1st, 2007 (2006 for girls) and May 31, 2013.
2022-23 In-House Registration is OPEN!
Registration deadline is midnight on Oct 2nd but we do accept late entries as long as we have room.
In-House ages must have a birth date on or after June 1, 2013.
Mite initiation skates are scheduled to start on October 8th, 2022. Schedule will be posted soon.
Your child will skate one initiation skate session (1 hour) each day. Your Day 1 group assignment and session time will be posted no later than end of day October 7th.
The following day group assignment will be posted shortly after completion of current day. Please load the SportsEngine mobile app or check the BYHA website for all group assignments and session times for your player. Groups and times can change daily so be sure to check the current live schedule before heading to the rink.
2022-23 Cubs Registration is now OPEN.
Cubs program is geared for the first time hockey players ages 3-6. Typically 1 session per week and FUN is the priority.
Get your child into this great sport for only $99.00 which includes a BYHA hockey equipment starter package for all first time players!
**NOTE TO ALL BYHA FIRST YEAR PLAYERS**
USA Hockey requires all associations to keep a birth certificate on record for all active players. If this is your first year of participation with BYHA, please deliver a copy of your players birth certificate to our Registrar.
Email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or make arrangements to deliver otherwise.
Also make sure to register with the exact name as on the birth certificate to avoid issues with processing and validation of your registration.
To access BYHA online registrations you will need to log in to your SportsEngine account.
Do not create a new account if you already have one. If you do not yet have a SportsEngine account, you need to create one by clicking on the "create an account" at the top of the page.
We ask that all families load the SportEngine mobile app for immediate notifications of changes to schedules, locations or groups. This app also provides helpful tools to communicate with your teams and ability to RSVP to all events on the schedule.
Blaine Youth Hockey Association boundaries are determined by Minnesota Hockey. To participate with BYHA you must meet one of the criteria listed below. The rules listed below are summarized. Refer to the Youth Rules and Regulation Handbook (link below) on the Minnesota Hockey website for the complete rules.
Live within the boundaries covered by Blaine High School
(Blaine High School boundaries - click here)
Attend a school whose location is within the boundaries of Blaine High School (will need a school waiver from your home association - must contact the BYHA registrar)
Obtain a waiver (for more information, please contact your home association).
BYHA will be verifying that registered players are eligible to participate and play with BYHA.
To request a Waive-Up to an older level of play, you must first review the BYHA Policy for eligibility. If eligible, next you will need to register according to the MN Hockey Age Charts as you would without a Waive-Up.
If your birth-date falls within the Mites/8U age group and your interested in waiving up to the Squirt/10U level, you must complete the In-House Registration and indicate you are electing to request a Waive-Up.
Traveling aged players must also register at the levels according to the MN Hockey Age Chart before requesting a Waive-Up to an older level.
Once the winter program registration is complete and submitted, a Waive-Up Request registration needs to be filled out with the link found to the right.
All Waive-Up requests must have one parent attend the BYHA Board Meeting on Monday, August 15th, 2022 to present your reasoning for your Waive-Up request.
All players should attend the Traveling Pre-Skate sessions for the level they are registered for. If a Waive-Up is approved, your registration will be moved to the approved level.
In-House players who are granted a Waive-Up will have their In-House Registration refunded and will be required to re-register for the Traveling program as instructed by the BYHA Board.
All Season Waive-Up Requests must be submitted and acknowledged by the close of Traveling Registration on Sunday, Aug 14th at midnight.
All players and volunteers MUST register with USA HOCKEY prior to registering with BYHA. You will receive a USA Hockey Confirmation Number that will be required during the registration process.
There is a USA Hockey registration fee for all players. If a participant plays and coaches, only one registration fee needs to be paid. USA Hockey uses this fee to help fund the insurance coverage that covers any injuries on the ice during sanctioned events.
Your home address should be used for all participants.
Follow link to the USA Hockey Registration and follow the steps to complete the registration for all players (kids) and yourself as a volunteer, coach or referee (parents).
If this is your players first year with BYHA, please remember to email a copy of your players birth certificate to the BYHA registrar at email@example.com
Each TRAVELING family is requested to volunteer at least five (5) credits per season. If five credits are done, your Volunteer fee will be reimbursed.
There are opportunities throughout the season to complete these hours, please check the volunteer section on the web site to sign up. Volunteer hours are documented through DIBS.
Since volunteers have contact with players, each is required to do the following (there are no fees for volunteers):
Register with USA Hockey. No charge.
(click here for USA Hockey registration).
Complete SafeSport Training. No charge.
(click here for SafeSport training).
Register with BYHA as a volunteer. No Charge.
BYHA hopes each family understands there is significant time and effort surrounding establishing registration fee amounts for each level. Beyond the registration fee, BYHA relies heavily on sponsors and donations to keep fees at the most reasonable level possible.
Registration fees are utilized to pay of operating expenses such as:
BYHA primarily uses historical operating results to gauge registration fees. In addition, estimated figures and data is used such as; number of registered players, ice time hourly rates, District 10 fees, number and location of tournaments, etc.
We strongly encourage all members to support of our Charitable Gambling sites in an effort to keep hockey fees to a minimum.
At higher levels of play an additional fee will be charged. The Team Level Fee will be assessed shortly after tryouts are concluded and teams are finalized.
This fee is to cover additional costs associated with play at this level.
PAY ONLINE IN FULL:
Pay the full amount owed at the end of the registration session via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account.
PAYMENT PLAN: (Traveling only)
Fees are divided into 6 installments with the first installment to be collected online at the end of the registration session via VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account. The remaining payments will be automatically debited from the SAME ACCOUNT.
Payment 1 - at time of registration
Payment 2 - Sept 16th
Payment 3 - Oct 14th
Payment 4 - Nov 11th
Payment 5 - Dec 9th
Payment 6 - Jan 6th
CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD:
If you wish to change your payment method or bank account, you will need to login to your SportsEngine account and perform a manual payment on your order BEFORE your next payment date. During this manual payment, you can update you payment account information. All subsequent payments will be pulled from this new account on the scheduled pay date.
LATE OR DELINQUENT PAYMENTS:
Please communicate any late payments and a recovery plan proactively to the Treasurer. Any delinquent payments left unaddressed will ultimately be handed over to a collection agency which can lead to legal action. This can be easily avoided with a small effort to communicate with the Treasurer.
Okay, now that you have all that information, its time to complete the registration.
Boys and Girls Traveling Levels are Squirt/10U, Peewee/12U, Bantam/15U.
Boys and Girls InHouse levels are Mites/8U.
Boys and Girls Cubs are for beginners who are still working on basic skating and holding a stick. Typical ages are 6 and younger.
Once comfortable with basic skating and hockey stick handling, Mite/8U level may be a better fit.