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Springfield Youth Hockey Association

So Who's Ready to Play Some Hockey?

With the 2015-2016 season behind us, we are now getting ready for the 2016-2017 season.  For anyone interested in any of the following, please contact our Vice President, Jody Flaro, at


Player Evaluation

Whether you are interested in playing Spirit hockey for the first time, or are wondering if you have the requisite skill set to play Spirit hockey, or simply want a list of things to work on over the summer, contact us to schedule a FREE player evaluation (all that you need to pay is your $5 Stick & Puck fee).  This evaluation takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and you will receive a documented evaluation complete with items to work on over the summer months.


Body Contact 1:1 Sessions

For any players that are moving up to body contact hockey (birth years 2000-2003), the introduction of body contact play can be a very stressful event.  In order to help players prepare, we are offering series of FREE one on one sessions that teach players how to give and receive checks, how to hit bigger and smaller players, and how to position yourself to prevent players from hitting you (all you pay is your $5 Stick & Puck fee)


CODP Hockey Camp – Springfield, MO  - Jun 13 – Aug 4, 2016

This is a comprehensive hockey skills camp offered 2 days per week for kids aged 9-18 from Jun 14 through Aug 4, 2016.  This is an awesome camp and really focused on progressive skill development.  The cost is $75 per week, or $300 for all six weeks.


Gretzky Hockey School – St Louis MO - Jun 1-5, 2016

This camp is an excellent developmental opportunity for kids aged 7-15.  The cost is $799 for players, and $499 for goalies.  SYHA has negotiated a group rebate of $100 per player, which you will receive upon completion of the camp.  To register or obtain more information, visit  Once you register, please e-mail so that we can get your $100 rebate.


Winterland Games – St Louis, MO - July 16-17, 2016

For those of you that are not familiar with the Winterland Friendship Games, it is not a tournament but rather it is an opportunity for kids to play other teams in a friendly less competitive environment.  Think of it as a big Jr Drop in event where you get to play teams from Louisville, Indianapolis, Tulsa, St Louis etc.  We are entering teams at the Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam levels (ie birth years 2002-2008), and will play 4 games over the Saturday and Sunday.  The cost will be approximately $50 per player plus hotel cost for one evening.  This is a great opportunity for players considering joining Spirit, or Spirit players that want to continue to play some hockey over the summer. 


Show Me Games – Springfield – July 22-24, 2016

The Show Me Games is a Squirt and PeeWee tournament held right here in Springfield MO.  We will enter teams at both the Squirt and PeeWee levels (ie birth years 2004-2008).  This is a 3 game minimum and the cost will be approximately $50 per player.  This is open to Spirit and non-Spirit players, and is a great opportunity for players considering joining Spirit, or Spirit players that want to continue to play some hockey over the summer. 


2015-2016 Practice Schedule

Teams will practice on Tuesday and Thursday evening.  Each practice will be 1.75 hrs in length and include: 15 mins of Off-Ice Instruction, 60 mins of On-ice practice, and 30 mins of On-ice small groups skills training.

Tuesday & Thursday

5:30-7:15pm – Squirt / PeeWee B

  • Be dressed by 5:30pm 
  • Off-Ice Instruction from 5:30-5:45pm

6:45-8:30pm – PeeWee A2 / Bantam A2

  • Be dressed by 6:45pm
  • Off-Ice Instruction from 7:45-8:00pm

7:15-9:00pm – Bantam A1

  • Be dressed by 7:15pm. 
  • Off Ice Instruction from 7:15-7:30pm

7:15-9:00pm – JV / Varsity

  • Be dressed by 7:15pm.  Off Ice Instruction from 7:15-7:30pm


* Please notify your coach is you will be unable to attend any practice.

There will be no practices on: Oct 1, Nov 5, Nov 23-27, Dec 21-25, Dec 28-Jan 1st.

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Locations included: St. Louis Southwest, Fenton, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, St. Louis Airport, Westport, Arnold, Springfield IL, Springfield MO, Kansas City Airport, Kansas City Independence, Kansas City Stadium, Shawnee Mission, and Overland Park.

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Equipment Swap: SYHA held an equipment swap on September 3 & 8, 2015.  We have plenty of equipment left over in our storage locker.  Our Equipment Committee is compiling an inventory of this equipment, which will be posted on this website soon.  If you would like to "swap" equipment throughout the year please contact your Team Manager.



2015-2016 Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2015-2016 Season.  Click here to go to the Registration Page

New players can register through December 31st of each year.  Whether you have just moved to the area, or have just decided to join Spirit Hockey, please contact Jody Flaro at or any member of the SYHA Board to get started.

Springfield Youth Hockey Association

Springfield Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) is a not-for profit organization founded in 2001 during a grass-roots effort to bring competitive youth hockey to the Springfield, Missouri area. SYHA is a member of Missouri Hockey Inc., the USA Hockey governing body for this area. If you're new to the area or if your child is interested in learning more about the SYHA program, please contact any one of the Board members by clicking on the SYHA Board link above.

SYHA Mailing Address:
2733 E. Battlefield, PO #221 • Springfield, MO 65804