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Springfield Youth Hockey Association

PIG ROAST GAMES - MAY 13-14, 2017

The NWA Ice Hogs are coming to Springfield on May 13-14, 2017 for some friendship games.  These games are open to Spirit, Jr Bears, and non-SYHA/Jr Bears players.  Each team will play 2 games:

  • Sat, May 13, 1:00pm - PeeWee
  • Sat, May 13, 2:15pm - Bantam
  • Sat, May 13, 4:30pm - PeeWee
  • Sat, May 13, 5:45pm - Bantam
  • Sun, May 14, 9:30am - Squirt
  • Sun, May 14, 1:00pm - Squirt

Space is limited to 16 kids per team.  PeeWee and Bantam teams are expected to sell out quickly.  Register using the following link:


8U MITE HOCKEY - APR 3 - MAY 31, 2017

This program is for boys and girls age 8 and under, and is designed to prepare kids for competitive travel hockey.  

Equipment is available to borrow for free.

Tue 6:45pm-7:45pm & Wed 5:45pm-6:45pm

SESSION 3 - 04/03/16-05/31/17

Fees: $100/session - You may join at any time and pay a prorated fee.

Players are required to be registered with USA Hockey ($48 annual fee).

To register, click on the link below.  For questions, contact Jody Flaro, cell 417.712.1021,



  • Tue, May 2, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sun, May 7, 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tue, May 9, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sun, May 14, 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tue, May 16, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sun, May 21, 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tue, May 23, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sat, May 27, 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Sun, May 28, 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tue, May 30, 5:30pm-6:30pm


  • Mon, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m
  • Sun, May 7, 5:45pm-6:45pm
  • Sun, May 14, 5:45pm-6:45pm
  • Sat, May 20, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Sun, May 21, 5:45pm-6:45pm
  • Sat, May 27, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Sun, May 28, 5:45pm-6:45pm





SYHA is pleased to offer a Spring Development session that runs from April 3 until May 31.  This is open to SYHA and Non-SYHA (ie Jr Bears) players born in years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

  • Tuesday’s @ 6:45pm-7:45pm
  • Wednesday’s @ 5:45pm-6:45pm 
  • Led by Coach Miguel Franco
  • Cost is $20/night payable at the end of May
  • Feel free to attend as few or as many sessions as you like

While you do not need to register, I would ask that you shoot me a quick e-mail ( to let me know if you plan to participate so that Miguel can develop an appropriate practice plan for those players in attendance.


The Springfield Youth Hockey Association in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board are pleased to offer a Youth Lacrosse Development Program for boys and girls ages 12 to 18.

Practices will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Kings Field (2410 S Kings Avenue, Springfield, MO) near the corner of National and Seminole.

The program will run from April 3 until June 30, 2017.  Players may join at any time with a prorated fee.

Equipment is provided although players will be required to provide their own jock strap, and mouth guard.

The cost is $150* plus an annual $35 US Lacrosse Membership which provides basic accident insurance.

Registration is done online at

Questions?  Please contact Jody Flaro at 417.712.1021 or by e-mail at

* financial assistance available for those with demonstrated needs


SYHA has registered the following teams to participate in the Winterland Games in St Louis July 15-16, 2017:

  • 8U Mite (born 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • 10U Squirt (born 2008, 2007)
  • 12U PeeWee (born 2006, 2005)
  • 14U Bantam (born 2004, 2003)
  • 16U Midget Minor (2002, 2001)

Each team will play 4 games.  The cost is $85 per player ($42.50 for Goalies, and $40 for Mites).  For those of you that participated last year, you will know that these games are a LOT of fun. 

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton in Clayton at a rate of $125 including breakfast.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CLICK THE "NEED HOTEL YES/NO" QUESTION IN THE REGISTRATION SO THAT I KNOW HOW MANY ROOMS WE WILL NEED.

This year, we are LIMITING enrollment to 15 players + 1 Goalie per team.  I expect the PeeWee and Bantam teams to fill up quickly. If the registration is full and you wish to be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens up, please e-mail me.  If we get enough kids on the waiting list to put another team together we will.

Here is the link to register:


This program is for boys and girls age 18 and under.

This is competitive travel team hockey.  Teams play 35 games per season.  Team travel approximately one weekend per month to play 3-4 games.  Travel destinations include: St Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, NW Arkansas, and Tulsa.

The season runs from Sep 1 until mid-March.

Deadline to register is December 31.

Fees: See Fee Schedule below

Please contact Jody Flaro to register, schedule a player evaluation, or obtain additional information - cell 417.712.1021


The SYHA Board of Directors has decided to make neckguards REQUIRED for all SYHA activities in the 2017-2018 season.  This includes tryouts, practices and games.  Players will not be permitted to step on the ice for tryouts without a neckguard.


This program is for boys and girls ages 9-18.

Want the hockey skills development without all of the games, travel and expense of full Spirit Competitive Travel Hockey?  

Practice twice weekly with the age appropriate Spirit Travel team (ie Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget).  Teams practice on ice for 1.25hrs and have 30 minutes of Off-Ice Instruction on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Play in a year end tournament in St Louis in March.

Fees - $500/season

To register or learn more, please contact Jody Flaro, cell 417.712.1021,

2017-2018 Tryouts

•18U Midget Major AA - Aug 13, 3:15-4:15pm, Aug 14, 5:45-6:45pm

•16U Midget Minor AA - Aug 15, 8:00-9:00pm, Aug 16, 7:00-8:00pm

•14U Bantam A - Aug 17, 5:45-6:45pm, Aug 18, 5:45-6:45pm

•12U PeeWee A - Aug 19, 8:30-9:30am, Aug 20, 4:30-5:30pm

If you cannot make a tryout, please contact Jody Flaro at to schedule an evaluation by the Player Evaluation Committee.

Thinking About Playing Hockey?

If you would like to learn more about our Learn To Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, House League, or Competitive Spirit Travel Hockey, please feel free to contact:

Jody Flaro

Vice President, SYHA

cel 417.712.1021


Payment of Team Registration Fees

Once you have been assigned to a team, you can pay your team dues by clicking on the Registration link below.  If you registered as a Member before July 31st, you should have received a Discount Code from our Treasurer, Jeff Kallenberger to receive $100 off of your team regsitration fees.  If you have not received this code, please contact Jeff at

Registration Open for 2016-2017 Season

It's never too late to join Spirit Hockey.  Whether you are new to the area, new to hockey, or simply just ready to play travel hockey, we would love to have you.  Players can join one of our Spirit Travel teams for the 2016-2017 season anytime prior December 31st.  After that, players can still join our Mite (8 and under) program, or Spirit Development (ages 9-18) program.  Register for all of our programs using the link below.  Please direct any questions to Jody Flaro cell 417.712.1021 or

2016-2017 Spirit Travel Teams & Fees

Mite (8U) - Paul Higdon - $80 per session

Squirt B (10U) - Steve Wynn - $1,100

PeeWee B (12U) - Jacob Keller - $1,300

PeeWee A2 (12U) - Miguel Franco - $1,300

Bantam B (14U) - Matt Gifford - $1,400

Bantam A2 (14U) - Aaron Dannegger - $1,400

Midget Minor / JV (16U) - Jody Flaro - $1,900

JV (Only) - Jody Flaro - $1,600

Varsity (Only) - Kris Boulton - $1,700

* payment plans are available for all registration fees and SYHA has a couple of fundraising opportunities as well as financial aid for those in need.

Goalies receive a 50% Discount off of team registration fees.

2016-2017 Practice Schedule

Teams will practice on Tuesday and Thursday evening.  Each practice will be 1.50 hrs in length and include: 15 mins of Off-Ice Instruction, 75 mins of On-ice practice.  JV/Varsity players will also have 30 minutes of Off-Ice Conditioning.

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

Practices - Practices are Tue & Thu evening starting Sep 1st - Below are the on-ice times *

  • Mite - 5:45pm-6:45pm
  • Squirt - 5:45pm-7:00pm
  • PeeWee - 6:15pm-7:30pm
  • Bantam B - 6:45pm or 7:00pm-8:30pm (includes 15mins Off Ice Instruction)
  • Bantam A - 7:30pm-9:00pm (includes 15mins Off Ice Instruction)
  • JV - 7:30pm-9:00pm (includes 15mins Off Ice Instruction)
  • Varsity - 7:30pm-9:00pm (includes 15mins Off Ice Instruction)

* All players will also receive 15 minutes of Off-Ice Instruction each practice to be scheduled by the coach

* Bantam, JV, and Varsity players will also receive 30 minutes of Off Ice Training each practices to be scheduled by the coach.

There will be no practices on:  Nov 22-24, and Dec 27-29.

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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