Travel Hockey: 8U - 18U

Scarsdale Youth Hockey Association (‘SYHA’) is a volunteer-run non-profit that was founded in 1996. Our primary goal as an organization is to provide opportunities for co-ed children aged 6 - 18 in the Scarsdale and Greater Westchester County area to learn and play ice hockey in a safe, fun, and competitive environment. Our co-ed travel program plays in the Hudson Valley Hockey League.

Read more about the philosophy and approach of our President here.

Additional details on our travel program are below.


For the 2024 - 2025 season, the age groups are based on the following birth years...

Travel - Co-Ed

2016 - 2018: 8U

2014 - 2015: 10U

2012 - 2013: 12U

2010 - 2011: 14U

2008 - 2009: 16U

2006 - 2007: 18U

Travel - Lady Raiders

TBD (Mixed)


Tryout Cost (for all age levels): $100

Actual full 2024 - 2025 season fees will be communicated no later than the time of an offer being extended for a place on a team.


Head coaches for the 2024 - 2025 season will be communicated no later than the time of an offer being extended for a place on a team. See below for link to announced coaches.


Practice and home games locations will vary between Westchester Skating Academy and EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center. The locations of games and practices for teams will be determined once the number of teams and players are known.


Our program runs from late-August to late-March.

We typically break for holidays (e.g., Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays, February School Break) although we offer "stick times" and other free skills clinics over these holidays periods for program members.


Teams can expect to practice twice per week.

Full Season - 50 practices per season

Split Season (available at 16U and 18U levels) - 30 practices per season


Teams can expect, on average, two games per weekend (one home and one away game).

Full Season - Approximately 20 home and 20 away games (including tournaments)

Split Season (available at 16U and 18U levels) - Approximately 12 home and 12 away games (including tournaments)


Please wear any jersey to tryouts, though plain white or dark jerseys are preferred.

Once team selections are made, more information regarding SYHA game and practice jerseys (as well as assigned numbers) will be provided.

Skill Levels (League Placement)

Team levels will determined following tryout and team selections. SYHA has teams playing at TB (National Tournament Bound) all the way through HVHL B1.


Teams will typically play in 2 tournaments per season with travel distance typically between 2 and 5 hours from our home area. The specific tournament(s) will be proposed by the team coaches and managers once the skill of the team and the league level has been assessed.

Extra Tournament Costs

Although SYHA covers the cost of tournament entry for teams, there are lodging, transportation and meal costs that will need to be covered by each family.


2024 - 2025 SYHA Tryout Registration

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