• Youth Hockey Travel Program

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2024-2025 Winter Travel Program

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1st, 2024: ALL youth players are required to wear neck laceration protection during practices and games. Each player/family is responsible for purchasing a neck guard, as neck guards will not be provided with rental equipment. 

The Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association (MAYHA) travel program offers a competitive option for players to maximize their development.

Program Details

  • Travel teams receive more practice time than our house teams and compete in the Montana Amateur Hockey Association’s “Treasure State League” (TSL) and regional tournaments.
  • Travel fees cover two to three weekly on-ice practices, entry into our home tournament and the MAHA state tournament, additional ice slots, travel team jackets, jerseys (returned at season end), coaching stipends, and other team expenses.
  • Players must try out for the travel program. Week-long tryouts take place during September, with A and B teams formed based on participation numbers.

Age Groups & Fees

Age DivisionRegistration FeeVolunteer Amount
SQUIRT (10U)
Birth years 2014-2015
$800 skater
$600 goalie
$250
PEEWEE (12U)
Birth years 2012-2013
$1000 skater
$750 goalie

$250
GIRLS (12U/14U)
Birth years 2013-2010)
$700 skater
$525 goalie
$250
BANTAM (14U)
Birth years 2010-2011
$1150 skater
$860 goalie
$250
GIRLS (19U)
Birth years 2005-2010
$1200 skater
$900 goalie
$250
HIGH SCHOOL JV or Varsity
Birth years 2006-2010s (must be in high school)
$1500 skater
$1125 goalie
$250

*Must be in high school to play JV/Varsity.

Travel registrations received after August 23 are assessed a $50 late fee.

Schedule

Tryouts 2024

Tryouts will be held in September. The schedule will be posted here when confirmed.

Fall Practices

After teams are formed, travel teams will have one practice per week until the regular winter schedule begins. The fall practice schedule will be posted here when confirmed.

Winter Practice Schedule

The winter practice schedule will begin on Monday, November 4th. There will be no practices on Wednesday, November 27th.

Registration

Registration is handled online through our DaySmart Recreation System. Players may pay the registration fee in full or set up a payment plan.

When registering, ensure your player’s name is selected from the dropdown menu; DaySmart will only show age-eligible programs.

Players must have a 2024-2025 USA Hockey number to register. Use their full legal name as it appears on their birth certificate. A birth certificate is required if not previously submitted.

For financial assistance with the USA Hockey membership fee, apply for a USA Hockey Membership Relief Fund Grant.

Travel costs are not included in the registration fee. Families are responsible for their share of tournament fees for away tournaments, travel costs (hotel, gas, meals), coaches’ travel expenses, and other team-incurred fees.

If a player selected for a travel team decides not to accept their spot, they will NOT receive a refund and will be charged the full program registration fee. See our Financial Policies for information on payment plans and refunds.

Registration Links:

Parent Meetings

Each age group will have a mandatory parent meeting with the Youth Hockey Director. Meeting dates and times will be posted here when scheduled.

Additional Information

Registration Checklist

You will need to complete these tasks prior to (or during) the registration process:

Volunteer Obligation

All winter travel hockey registrations include a $250 volunteer obligation fee in addition to the registration fee. This fee helps keep registration costs affordable and can be paid upfront or “worked off” over the season. Online registrations require a stored credit or debit card, and any obligations, including lost or stolen jerseys, will be charged to the stored card at the end of the season.

NOTICE: The 2024-2025 season will be the final season of the volunteer fee structure. MAYHA will develop a new credit system that allows key volunteer positions to receive credit towards for their player’s registration fees. The youth hockey director will work with the Youth Hockey Committee to establish new policies and procedures for this system. If you have any questions, please contact the youth hockey director.

See the Volunteer Obligation page for more details

Communication

We primarily communicate through email. Unsubscribing from emails in the DaySmart system may cause you to miss program information and reminders. For SMS reminders, including weather closures, please provide your cell phone number and mobile carrier so you can receive text messages.

Unless you unsubscribe, we will add your email to our monthly Glacier Ice Rink email newsletter, which includes general announcements and events. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter and still receive youth hockey information.

Team managers use TeamSnap for team communication.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available for families needing help with registration fees. To apply, complete a Financial Assistance Application and return it via email or mail before the registration deadline or program start date. Financial aid covers up to 2/3 of the registration fee but does not cover the volunteer obligation amount. Players should still register before the deadline and select the payment plan option. If awarded, the financial aid will be applied to the remaining balance.

We also offer the Colin Moffatt Snodgrass scholarship, which is awarded to a travel player and house player each season. See the scholarship page for complete details.

Equipment Rental

Rental equipment appointments for the 2024-2025 season will be available starting in late August.

Rental equipment is available for $75 per player for the season. Equipment rental is staffed by volunteers and is available through appointment only. Families with multiple players should make one appointment per player to allow adequate time for fittings.

Schedule an appointment HERE.

Athletic Training Services

The University of Montana provides athletic training services to the University of Montana men’s hockey team and MAYHA participants. These services include the prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and medical conditions. Concussion baseline and follow-up testing are also available for all league participants. All services are provided at the rink at no charge and are available by appointment.

See the athletic training page for more information.

Policies

Please see the MAYHA Guidebook for complete information on our program’s policies and procedures. Please review our Codes of Conduct (Player and Parent) and Concussion Policy and Form.

Contact

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