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    Springfield Youth Hockey Association

    SYHA Board Of Directors - Candidate Bios for Feb 26, 2019 Election - Additional Election Details Below

    General Election Meeting - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30 p.m. @JVIP

    Board of Director Candidates Approved by Nominating Committee

    Our SYHA Nominating Committee confirmed candidates for the upcoming SYHA Board of Directors Election to be held at Jordan Valley Ice Park on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

    Each candidate is running for a 2-year term that will begin on 5/1/2019 and run until 4/30/2021.

    Candidates for office are as follows:


    • Ryan Robb (re-election)


    • Melissa Duckworth


    • Dayton Loven (re-election)

    A list of duties, qualifications and terms for each office are listed in the By Laws attachment on the Board tab on our website, and attached to the email sent out to SYHA membership registration email list on 1/22/2019.

    Voting on February 26:

    Our SYHA By Laws allow one vote per SYHA family (even if you have multiple kids playing hockey), and you must be present to cast a ballot.  Voting by proxy is not an option.

    Still interested in running, but haven't submitted information to the Nominating Committee?

    If you are a member of SYHA in good standing and would to run for SYHA Board Office, you can be added up to 10-days prior to the election.  If you wish to run, please email Ryan Robb at, along with your personal bio ASAP.  Any additional candidates will need to be approved by the Nominating Committee and the SYHA Board by February 16 at the latest in order to be added to the ballot.

    Nominating Committee members include:

    • Alon Fisch - Committee Chairperson
    • Courtney Trousdale
    • Mike Baumgardner
    • Kevin Johnson
    • Lisa Smith


    Anyone who wishes to run for those offices needs to submit a personal bio/letter of purpose in their desire to run for office by Feb. 16th, 2019 at the very latest.  Please submit your bio to I will then forward it to the Nominating Committee.

    End of Season Banquet:

    • End of the Season Banquet date is Sunday, March 24th, 2019

    SYHA General Elections for President, Treasurer, and Secretary to be held at Jordan Valley Ice Park, Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


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    Get the word out! Try hockey for FREE Feb 23!

    NEWS FLASH:  The former Mediacom Ice Park is now Jordan Valley Ice Park!

    Mediacom Ice Park is now Jordan Valley Ice Park


    Registration is open to sign up and pay for your team fees.  If you wish to pay offline in full by check to avoid the credit card fees, please contact Jeff Kallenberger at

    Practices start on Tuesday, Sep 4 and it is important that you be registered before you can participate in practices.  Consult the website for your practice times and not that practices times are different on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

    Here is the link to register:

    Please contact Jody Flaro with any questions. cell 417.712.1021

    SYHA Membership 2018-2019

    Each SYHA family is required to pay a $250 membership fee for the season.  Membership fees are non-refundable.  Families that volunteer time equaling 25 credits (or approximately 25hrs) will have their membership fee reimbursed at the end of the season.

    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


    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,

    2018-2019 Practice Schedule

    Teams will practice on Tuesday and Thursday evening beginning Sep 4, 2018

    Tuesday’s - Systems Focus

    5:45-7:00pm – East – Mite & Squirt

    6:45-8:00pm – West – PeeWee A & B

    7:15-8:45pm – East – Bantam A & B

    8:15-9:45pm – West – JV / Varsity


    Thursday’s - Skills Focus

    5:45-6:45pm – East – Mite & Squirt & PeeWee B

    7:00-8:00pm – East – PeeWee A & Bantam A & B

    8:15-9:00pm – East – PeeWee A & Bantam A & B

    6:45-7:15pm – West – Goalies & Squirt & PeeWee B

    7:15-9:15pm – West – JV & Varsity

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


    There will be no practices on:  Nov 22, Dec 25, Dec 27, Jan 1.

    2018-2019 Spirit Travel Teams & Fees

    Mite (8U) - $500 

    Squirt (10U) - $1,200

    PeeWee (12U) - $1,400

    Bantam (14U) - $1,500

    JV  - $1,800

    Varsity / Midget Major (18U) - $1,800

    * 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.

    Families with multiple players will receive 10% off of each players team registration fees.

    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



    The SYHA Board of Directors decided to make neckguards REQUIRED for all SYHA activities beginning 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.

    Code of Conduct - Parent/Player/Spectator


    USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy

    USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy

    USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy

    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