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Springfield Youth Hockey Association

Hockey Camp - Summer Options

Who is ready for some summer hockey?

When it's hot outside, it's cool on the ice!  We hope Spirit players take advantage of the opportunity to sharpen their skills at summer hockey camp!

This summer two hockey camp options will be available:

  • CODP will offer a 4 week day hockey camp during the month of June.

  • SYHA will offer an 8 week evening hockey camp early June - early August.

Attached are flyers for both programs including age groups, dates, times, and cost. 


For questions about the CODP day camp please reach out to BJ Norman at Mediacom Ice Park and for questions about the SYHA evening camp please reach out to Jody Flaro 417.712.1021

JR BEARS - MAY 15 - JUL 27, 2017

Want to get back on the ice and develop your hockey skills before Spirit Tryouts in August?  Jr Bears is a GREAT way to do so at a very affordable cost (ie $110 for 20 hrs of ice equals $5.50/hr).

This will not be your ordinary Jr Bears sessions as we expect 20+ SYHA players to participate which will result in a much better program.  1 night is a practice and 1 night is a game.

Squirts & Pee Wee - Mon 6:30pm-7:30pm, Thu 6:45pm-7:45pm

Bantam & Midget - Mon 7:45pm-8:45pm, Thu 8:00pm-9:00pm

Questions?  Contact Jody Flaro 417.712.1021, or Al Valdivia 417.874.2933

Register using the following link: 



STICK & PUCK ($7/session)

  • Sat, Jun 24, 11:45am-12:45pm


  • NO Jr Drop-ins in June :(





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,


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