Dear Jr. Steelheads families-
Welcome to the Boise Jr. Steelheads, for which Boise Youth Amateur Hockey Association (BYAHA) is the parent organization. We are looking forward to another great season and the continued development of our players.
Your player was selected to play for one of our 2019-2020 season travel teams. To hopefully improve your understanding of the Jr. Steelheads organization and the requirements of travel hockey, we have updated our seasonal Player Handbook which is posted on our website at the link below. This handbook covers expectations and provides an overview of what you can expect from your season. Obviously, each team has minor differences in their season and those specific questions are answered through your Team Coach, Team Manager and Team Treasurer. Generally, it is best to start with your team staff when asking questions about the season.
<< BYAHA/Junior Steelheads Handbook 2019-2020 >>
Please note that payments this year are expected in two installments, the first is due on September 15th and the second (last) payment is due on November 15th. These payments are for the organization (BYAHA) requirements for ice and administrative fees. Your organization fees are based on the number of units (half sheets of ice) your team has requested for the season and other administrative costs which is then dependent upon the number of players on your team. This is payable to BYAHA and can be paid through the Jr. Steelheads website or to the BYAHA Treasurer, Alexis Palmer. Note that you have separate team fees that are payable to your Team Treasurer to cover tournament and team administrative fees. Please coordinate directly with your Team Treasurer for questions on team costs.
We, the board members, are looking forward to another great season!
BYAHA is the parent organization of the Junior Steelheads youth hockey teams and is a member of the Idaho Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey. BYAHA is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The Boise Youth Amateur Hockey Association is a competitive travel ice hockey program serving the Treasure Valley. Located in Boise, Idaho, the Junior Steelheads are currently seeking young individuals in all age groups for their upcoming hockey season. Teams are being formed for the following levels: Squirt (8-10 years of age), Peewee (11-12 years of age), Bantam (13-14 years of age), U16 (Under 16 years of age) and U18 (Under 18 years of age).
Competitive travel hockey is an exceptionally rewarding experience for youths. The Junior Steelheads program gives some of our community’s most talented and committed young men and women the exposure and opportunity to develop their skills while representing the Treasure Valley. And hockey is teaching our kids so many valuable life lessons such as discipline, teamwork, leadership, and accountability. Our mission is to provide and implement a positive learning environment for young players to gain the maximum benefits of participating in a competitive sports program. We believe in challenging them to embrace school academics, demanding dedication to sportsmanship as individuals and teammates both on and off the ice, enhancing skill development, developing good work habits, helping them set goals and plans to reach those goals. Our goal is to develop great people as well as players. We believe in setting and achieving goals, not just scoring them!