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Tryout registration is now OPEN!!

CLICK HERE to register your player for this upcoming season (21'-22').


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!


2021 Hockey Clinic with the Idaho Steelhead Coaches

By Jodi DiPalma 07/21/2021, 6:15am MDT

Last chance to take part in a fun McCall hockey clinic! With limited ice options in August this could be a great opportunity just before the season. Review the attached form for details!

Registration Flyer Link




By Jr. Steelhead board 07/12/2021, 12:45pm MDT

Here is a reminder on the times (all skates at Idaho Central):

Saturday July 17

Squirts (10U)                     11am-12:30om 

Peewees (12U)                12:45pm-2:15pm

Bantams (14U)                  2:30pm-4pm


Sunday July 18

Squirts (10U)                     11am-12:30om 

Peewees (12U)                12:45pm-2:15pm

Bantams (14U)                  2:30pm-4pm

Midgets (16U and 18U)  4:15pm – 5:45pm


Wednesday July 21

Midgets (16U and 18U)  5pm-6pm


Saturday July 24

Squirts (10U)                     11am-12:30om 

Peewees (12U)                12:45pm-2:15pm

Bantams (14U)                  2:30pm-4pm

Midgets (16U and 18U)  4:15pm – 5:45pm


Sunday July 25

Squirts (10U)                     11am-12:30om 

Peewees (12U)                12:45pm-2:15pm

Bantams (14U)                  2:30pm-4pm

Midgets (16U and 18U)  4:15pm – 5:45pm


***Midgets, please note the adjusted in tryout times!


There will be a short parent meeting for each age group (15-20 minutes). The purpose of the meeting will be to provide some general information with respect to the upcoming season. We anticipate the meeting will take place in the Grove Plaza in front of the arena entrance. The times are as follows:

Squirt parent meeting:                  Saturday July 17 at 10:30am

Peewee parent meeting:               Saturday July 17 at 12:15pm

Bantam parent meeting:               Saturday July 17 at 2pm

Midget parent meeting:                Saturday July 24 at 3:45pm


Coaches are as follows:

Squirt A:              Kurt Wald

Squirt B:              Darrell Hay

Peewee AA:        John Howell

Peewee A/B:      Travis Ceniga and Lee Svangstu

Bantam AA:        Gordon Jones

Bantam A/B:       Dawson Ledgard

16U:                     Rusty Costello

18U:                     Roy Mitchell


If you have not yet registered your player, please do so as soon as possible.

Here is the link to register:

The fee registration fee is $60.

The tryouts will be closed – no spectators allowed. If you need to help your player with skates, we would ask that you leave the arena after you are done helping them.

There will be a table set up in the lobby at the rink where the players will check in. If you need to order new jerseys or track suits, there will be different sizes available to try on.

We anticipate naming teams the first week of August.


Thank you,

Jr. Steelheads Board


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Carla Cerchione