The Saugerties Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, established in 1999 and is sanctioned under the New York State Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey.

The Saugerties Youth Hockey Association maintains a number of youth teams including home and travel teams and offers instructional programs.

SYHA has hockey equipment available for Learn to Play program participants. These “starter kits” for kids help parents avoid the cost of buying equipment. The starter kit covers your child from helmet to shin guards and comes in a nice carrying bag (excluding skates, neck guard, hockey socks, groin protection, mouthpiece & stick).

Skates are available from the Kiwanis Ice Arena rental window. They are free of charge for Learn to Play hockey players and must be returned after each practice.

The Learn To Play program is SYHA’s beginner skating and hockey program. This is where we teach children beginning at the age of 3 how to skate and play the game of hockey.

SYHA conducts its programs at the Kiwanis Ice Arena located in Saugerties NY. (The Kiwanis Ice Arena has a skating surface of 195’ by 85’, seating capacity for 800 patrons, and four changing rooms.) In partnership with the parents, and coaches we strive to ensure that children are provided a meaningful, enjoyable, challenging and safe hockey experience. We are an athlete-centered organization that places the needs of children first. We give each player the opportunity to participate to the best of their ability and to develop as a young athlete.

Together, we will nurture the physical and emotional well-being of all children in an environment that fosters and promotes a sense of community. We are guided by the values of good sportsmanship, honesty, respect for all individuals and personal integrity. SYHA is committed to the long-term growth and development of all levels of developing ice hockey players. Our success will be measured by more children who enjoy playing and participating in hockey in the future.