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Winter Programs

Boys & Girls Traveling

Traveling registration is now OPEN!  Please sign up ASAP so we can get early visibility to all players to help us get the season plan finalized. 

Registration is scheduled to close at midnight on Saturday, Aug 15th

See the Tryouts page for Tryout schedules and information. 

This level is for players with birth dates between June 1st, 2005 (2004 for girls) and May 31, 2011. 

Mite/8U In-House

2020-21 In-House Registration are now open   Please get signed up so we can finalize our planning for these teams.

In-House ages must have a birth date on or after June 1, 2011.

See the 2020-21 Fee Schedule for expected costs to participate in this program. 

CUBS

2020-21 Cubs Registration is now open.  Get your child into this great sport for only $99.00

Cubs program is geared for the first time hockey players ages 3-6.

Please carefully review the registration information provided on this page BEFORE you begin the registration process. 

SportsEngine

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. 

MN Hockey Participation Rule

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)
        Or
Attend a school whose location is within the boundaries of Blaine High School,
       Or
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.

USA Hockey Requirement

All players 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 registration fee if your player has a birth year of 2014 or older.  USA Hockey fee is waived for birth years of 2015 and later, however, registration must still be completed to obtain a confirmation number.  If a participant plays and coaches he/she pays only one registration fee.  USA Hockey requires 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.

Steps to register on USA Hockey:  

  1. Follow link to USA Hockey and choose either;
    • Ice Players & Coaches  -or-
    • Ice Managers/Volunteers
  2. Click on the "Next" button when prompted.
  3. You must be 18 years of age to process a registration; check the box to acknowledge. 
  4. Follow the prompts and fill in all data correctly. ENTER ALL NAMES IN FULL AND EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.  Your player's will not be validated unless all names match.
  5. Enter the home address where the registrant resides. 
  6. Enter your primary email and phone number. 
  7. Opt IN or OUT to make a donation to support hockey families who cannot afford hockey this season. 
  8. Process payment using: Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express (credit or debit card);
    • Visa gift cards also work
  9. Waiver agreement checkbox and initial. 
  10. Concussion Policy checkbox and initial. 
  11. SafeSport Policy checkbox and initial. 
  12. Verify and accept all information.
  13. Payment Receipt.  Print your Confirmation page for your records.  Confirmation email will also be sent to you immediately after the registration is completed.

Age Chart and Waive-Up Requests

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 registration is complete and submitted,  a Waive-Up Request Form needs to be filled out and emailed to the Boys or Girls Traveling Director before the deadline. 

All Waive-Up requests must have one parent attend the BYHA Board Meeting on Monday, August 17th 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 2020-21 Season Waive-Up Requests must be delivered and acknowledged by noon on Sunday, August 16th.

Volunteering

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.

Registration Fee

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:

  • Tryouts (ice time and evaluators)
  • Games and practice ice time
  • Tournament fees
  • District 10 fees (referees, district tournaments, other costs)
  • BYHA equipment (jerseys, socks and breezer covers) 
  • Coaches

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.

We strongly encourage support of our Charitable Gambling sites in an effort to keep the fees to a minimum.


Team Level Fee

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.


Payment Options

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 - Aug 20th
Payment 3 - Sept 20th
​​​​​​​Payment 4 - Oct 20th
​​​​​​​Payment 5 - Nov 20th
​​​​​​​Payment 6 -  Dec 20th

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.