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NOTICE: Team Email Function Is Down
11/21/2018
Dear Members, The system function to send email to team stopped...
Holiday Hours for Learn to Skate
11/15/2018
Hi!   Newton Youth Hockey WILL hold Saturday practice,...
Holiday Schedule for Sprites/Learn to Play
11/15/2018
Hi!   Newton Youth Hockey WILL hold Sunday practice next...
CANCELLED: Goaltender Skill On Thursday November 15th
11/13/2018
Hello NYH Community, Please note that there will be no GOALTENDER...
Driscoll Skating & Skills
11/11/2018
Hi all, This year's in-season Driscoll Skating Skills offered...
NYH Team Picture Night
11/09/2018
Hi All, It’s that time of year again. NYH Picture Night has...
NYH Spirit Wear On Sale
11/05/2018
Dear All, The Newton Youth Hockey Store is open for business! ...
Community Service Opportunities for High School!
10/30/2018
We have multiple opportunities for students to help local youth and...
NYH Girls Middle School Hockey Registration Is Open
10/30/2018
To Our Community, Registration is now open for the Newton Girls’...
2018-2019 Boys Middle School Hockey Registration Is Open
09/26/2018
To Our Community, Registration is now open for the Newton Middle...
Introducing the NYH Sprites!
09/20/2018
What is a Sprite? Sprites are traditionally associated with gaming,...
Board Meetings 2018 - All Members Welcome!
09/04/2018
Hi all, Board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of...
 
NOTICE: Team Email Function Is Down

Dear Members,

The system function to send email to team stopped working.  Please make sure your important messages get to your team.  NYH is in contact with our hosting service, and will resolve the issue ASAP.

Regards,

John Tam

Website & Technology

Newton Youth Hockey

 


by posted 11/21/2018
Holiday Hours for Learn to Skate
Hi!
 
Newton Youth Hockey WILL hold Saturday practice, November 24th.

by posted 11/15/2018
Holiday Schedule for Sprites/Learn to Play
Hi!
 
Newton Youth Hockey WILL hold Sunday practice next Sunday, November 25th. No Saturday practices will be held on November 24th.
 
Just as a reminder for you to use as a quick reference and for early planning:
  • Saturdays: November 3 - March 9 at Ryan Rink (1 Paramount Place, Watertown, behind Russo's)
    • Note: Saturday practices will not take place on November 24 and December 29. 
  • Sundays: November 4 - March 10 at 8:00am - 8:50am at Daly Rink (1 Nonantum Road, Newton, next to the Charles River)

by posted 11/15/2018
CANCELLED: Goaltender Skill On Thursday November 15th

Hello NYH Community,

Please note that there will be no GOALTENDER SKILLS on Thursday November 15th at 6:00pm.

There is a scheduling conflict with picture night. The reschedule date is Thursday November 29th at 6:00pm

Goaltender Skills Thursday November 15th  CANCELED.

Rescheduled for Thursday November 29th 

Thanks for your understanding.

Paul S. La Scola

Vice President of Travel

Acting Coaching Director

Newton Youth Hockey
 


by posted 11/13/2018
Driscoll Skating & Skills

Hi all,

This year's in-season Driscoll Skating Skills offered by Tim Driscoll will be starting in one week.  Don't miss this opportunity to add to your player's development. Below is his note.

Newton Youth Hockey


I am very excited to offer the in-season skills program held at Roxbury Latin Rink to Newton Youth Hockey players again this year. I have kept the pricing and the hours the same. The program will be similar, although as there are four additional sessions this year, I have added more Stickhandling and Passing to the curriculum. I wanted to give you the opportunity to share with all of the players in your program before I reached out to everyone that participated last year.
 
Best,
Tim
 
Sundays: Nov. 18,25 | Dec. 2,9,16,23,30 | Jan. 6,13,20,27 | Feb. 3,10,17,24 | Mar. 3
Roxbury Latin Rink
 
Reserved for Newton Youth Hockey
4:00-4:50 pm: Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees and U8, U10, U12
5:00-5:50 pm: Pee Wees, Bantam, Midget and U12+
 
6:00-6:50 pm: Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees and U8, U10, U12
7:00-7:50 pm: Pee Wees, Bantam, Midget and U12+
 
Cost: $550
 
Driscoll Skating & Skills will be offering a Skills program at the Roxbury Latin Rink in West Roxbury. The program will run sixteen consecutive Sundays beginning Sunday, November 18 and ending Sunday, March 3. The focus of the program will be to deliver a progressive curriculum of Power Skating and Edge Work (Inside Edges; Outside Edges; Single Leg Edge Work; Long Stride; Crossovers; Open Hip; Tight Turns; Punch Step; Backwards Skating; and Defensive Skating Tactics) combined with a similarly progressive curriculum of Stickhandling and Passing with Movement. The program is designed to advance the Skill Development of all players and lead to greater confidence and more success in games.
 
We have designed a progressive curriculum of skating drills that breaks down each Power Skating movement into its smaller individual components. The drills are accompanied by teaching and instruction that is also progressive, i.e., we tackle the basics of each drill first and then move towards mastery of each drill. Further, once we have taught the Power Skating and Edge Work curriculum, we introduce Stickhandling and Passing (begin with Stationary and advance to game speed) and teach the importance of combining the multiple and advanced motor skills that are required to play the game of hockey.
 
We have found that players of all ages and skill levels benefit greatly from our approach.
 

by posted 11/11/2018
NYH Team Picture Night

Hi All,

It’s that time of year again.

NYH Picture Night has been set for this year.  Please check out the schedule below for the times and dates of your team.  Please remember that players need to be dressed in full uniform including skates as this year’s pictures will be taken on the ice.  I have added the information from the NESP below.  Also there is a link provided below for ordering online.  I would suggest all try to use this method for quicker processing once at the rink.

Any questions let me know.

Paul S. La Scola

Vice President of Travel

Acting Coaching Director

Newton Youth Hockey

 
PLEASE FORWARD THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO PARENTS:

New England Sports Photo (NESP) is proud to be Newton Youth Hockey’s Picture Day vendor on 11/15 AND 11/20.  Photos will be taken during each team’s scheduled time at Fessenden Rink, 450 Craft St, Newton, MA

Please see your player’s scheduled time here:

Thursday November 15th at Fessenden Arena

5:00pm – Squirt AAA; 5:15pm – Squirt AA; 5:30pm – Squirt A
Note: Please be in full uniform by the scheduled time
Pictures will be taken on 1/3 of the ice.

6:00pm – Mite 1;  6:15pm – Mite 2 
Note: Please be in full uniform by the scheduled time
Pictures will be taken on 1/3 of the ice
 
7:00pm – Peewee AAA; 7:15pm – Peewee AA
Note: Please be in full uniform by the scheduled time
Pictures will be taken on 1/3 of the ice
 
8:00pm – Bantam AAA
Note: Please be in full uniform by the scheduled time
Pictures will be taken on 1/3 of the ice
 
Tuesday November 20th at Fessenden Arena

8:00pm Bantams AA

Note: Please be in full uniform (except skates) by the scheduled time
Pictures will be taken on 1/3 of the ice.


Please arrive to the photo area a 5 - 10 minutes earlier than scheduled. To Pre-Pay online please visit: www.mypicday.com ACCESS CODE: NEWTW18

Pre-orders help move the line along faster vs. paying onsite. Please print your online receipt and hand it to the photographer.   The above access code is accessible only through the end of the day on Picture Day.  This helps ensure that parents are not making a purchase without confirming that an individual photo was taken.  Purchases for multiple children in one credit card transaction can be done by setting up an account, otherwise, the “quick pay” option can be used.  child’s individual access code will be sent out 3 weeks after Picture Day.  All orders taken after Picture Day are subject to increased prices.  Paying on-site: The photographer will have extra order forms. Check and cash will be accepted.  Credit card information taken on-site will be processed offsite. Buddy Pics:  Head coaches and their player can have a photo taken together and receive a free 5x7 print.  The photographer will add package number 98 to your order forms. Please inform photographers that you are a “head coach” if you want to take advantage of this free service.

Thank you for choosing NESP

We are looking forward to picture day!

www.nesportsphoto.com
 


by posted 11/09/2018
NYH Spirit Wear On Sale

Dear All,

The Newton Youth Hockey Store is open for business!  For a limited time until November 18th, the locally owned and operated Fully Promoted will be branding our Newton Youth Hockey appeals.  The store features jackets, sweatshirts, sweatpants and hats with our logo.  Now is the time to get your player(s) or even yourselves a jacket with your name and jersey number embroid.  Order your SPIRIT WEAR before the holidays and support the community.

Sincerely,

Newton Youth Hockey

 


by posted 11/05/2018
Community Service Opportunities for High School!

We have multiple opportunities for students to help local youth and earn community service hours! We are looking for volunteers for various dates and times to support NYH Sprites/Learn to Play on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as NYH Learn to Skate once per week. Volunteers MUST wear helmets.

For LTS, we will always welcome as many hands-on volunteers we can get. Our youngsters need all the assistance - you remember everyone has to start somewhere. LTS takes place at Daly Rink on Saturdays @ 4-4:50pm. This year's LTS season kicks off on Nov 10th!

For LTP, it looks like we will need 3 volunteers PER session. Here is the quick rundown of our Sprites/Learn to Play program. 

  • LTP kicks off this Saturday 11/3 and Sunday 11/4!

  • Saturdays: Ryan Rink. We kindly ask volunteers to be at the rink 10-15 minutes prior to Session 1. Each Session is 50 minutes long. You are not required to stay for both 1 & 2 but keep us posted so we can account for volunteer/player ratio.

  • Session 1 is 9:20-10:10. Based on registrations, we will need at least 3 volunteers.

  • Session 2 is 10:20-11:10. Based on registrations, we will need at least 3 volunteers.

  • LTP Saturdays are run with Watertown Youth Hockey. We will be in touch with practice plans 1-2 days in advance.

  • LTP Sundays: Daly Rink at 8-8:50. We are asking for 4-5 volunteers each week so that we can provide the kids with a well-rounded, personal experience.

  • Here are some helpful reminders/tips in regards to coaching kids at this age level (copied from USA Hockey): 

    • Station length maximum 6 minutes in duration due to short attention spans at this age.

    • Make every station FUN, a game, competition, a race… 

    • Get down on 1 knee - eye level to talk to the kids. 

    • Bring lots of enthusiasm and energy to the ice - smile a lot. 

    • Complement each kid by name while they are in your station (5-6 minutes) at least once - lots of high fives and cheering encouraged. 

    • Keep explanations to 15-20 seconds max. 

    • Have players follow coach through obstacle courses or relays to learn the pattern.

 

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic season, and we are hoping to learn with you and your friends!

 

Reach out to Lisa Casillo for more details: intramuralvp@newtonyouthhockey.com


by posted 10/30/2018
NYH Girls Middle School Hockey Registration Is Open

To Our Community,


Registration is now open for the Newton Girls’ Middle School Hockey Team.  It will be a “game” only team playing 10 games against local towns.  The schedule will start early December and run through February.  Home games will be at Dexter on Sunday evenings with away games scheduled on the weekend.  Middle School Games are competitive, fun, exciting and another great opportunity to play the game we love.

You can register here.  Any questions feel free to reach out to me via .
 
Martin Buckton

Girls’ Middle School Coordinator

Newton Youth Hockey

 


by posted 10/30/2018
2018-2019 Boys Middle School Hockey Registration Is Open

To Our Community,


Registration is now open for the Newton Middle School teams. As in years past these will be “game” only teams.  NYH would like to field three teams (6th,7th and 8th grade) in the Valley Middle School Hockey League, but this will be dependent on registration enrollment.  Your help with registering ASAP will help us determine the number of teams to submit to the Valley League.  All Newton teams will participate in a placement jamboree at the end of November and the first games of the regular season will likely be played during the first weekend of December.


Register on or before October 5th, 2018 and save $25 off the registration fee.  Please sign up online here.  Tryouts (if necessary) will be held in early November (date TBA).  Please see the Middle School policies for more details on tryouts and team placement. 


The Valley League offers

* Network of 30+ rinks (MA & NH) *

* Geographic Scheduling *

* Integrated Scheduling with Primary VHL Team *

* Parity Adjustments *

* 12 to 15 Games Including Playoffs *

Most of the games will be held on Sunday nights, but there will be some games on Fridays and Saturdays as well.  Middle School Games are competitive, fun, exciting and another great opportunity to play the game we love.


Any questions feel free to reach out to me.
 
Paul S. La Scola

Vice President of Travel

Acting Coaching Director

Newton Youth Hockey
  


by posted 09/26/2018
Introducing the NYH Sprites!

What is a Sprite? Sprites are traditionally associated with gaming, primarily video games. The very small computer graphics are integrated into a larger scale - as part of a bigger picture. 

You spoke, we listened! Additionally, we REDUCED the cost of the program significantly from $625 to $550! This program encompasses NYH's Learn to Play program with an In-House atmosphere as the Sprites season progresses. We will begin the program with a concentration on skills development on both Saturdays and Sundays. In January, we will start to break off into teams on Saturdays. Each team will practice a drill for the first 15-20 minutes of their session. This format allows players to warm-up while still developing their hockey skills. For the remainder of the practice, the teams will play Newton versus Watertown! The games will be played in a cross-ice setting and are designed to utilize the skills learned on Sundays. There will be no scores or records kept. The focus is to provide a setting to learn a game environment and, more importantly, to develop teamwork and camaraderie.

We have also extended our innaugural NYH Sprites season, which will now run from Nov 3 - Mar 10. Welcome to Newton Youth Hockey, Sprites!

 

-Lisa, VP Intramurals

 

 


by posted 09/20/2018
Board Meetings 2018 - All Members Welcome!

Hi all,

Board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month thru December in the Newton City Hall cafeteria.

All members welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings last about 90 minutes.

Address: 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459

The specific dates are:

9/12, 7pm
10/10, 7pm
11/14, 7pm
12/12, 7pm

Please join us!


by posted 09/04/2018