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2024-2025 Season Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2024-2025 season will be Tuesday August 6, 2024 and Thursday August 8, 2024. Both days are required for tryouts.  The times are below for each age group. Players are required to be pre-registered using the following link. Players will not be allowed on the ice for tryouts if they are not registered. Registration will require a 2024-2025 USA Hockey Number in order to register. The deadline for registration is 11:59 PM on July 21st, 2024.


Squirt (10U) 5:45-6:45 PM

PeeWee (12U) 7:00-8:00 PM

Bantam (14U) 8:15-9:15 PM

Varsity (High School) 9:30-10:30 PM


If you will not be able to attend the tryouts please still register for tryouts using link above. Then please contact BJ Norman at: and we can work with you to get another time for your player to tryout. Any other questions please contact

Next Board Meeting

There will be a SYHA Board meeting on Tuesday,  July 2,  2024 at 6 pm in the JVIP Conference room.  It is open for all members to attend.  If you would like anything to be considered for addition to the agenda, please send these requests no later than 6 pm, Sunday, June 30, 2024 to


USA Hockey Congress Approves Requirement For Neck Laceration Protection Starting August 1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Hockey Congress today approved legislation requiring the use of neck laceration protection for players in all age classifications, other than adults, in games and practices, as well as for on-ice officials under the age of 18, effective August 1, 2024.

USA Hockey has long recommended the use of neck laceration protection, as well as cut-resistant socks, sleeves or undergarments. The USA Hockey Board of Directors asked the organization’s Safety and Protective Equipment Committee in November 2023 to begin the process of recommending potential rule changes related to neck laceration protection.

“Safety is always at the forefront of our conversations and the action of our Congress today reflected that,” said Mike Trimboli, president of USA Hockey. “We appreciate the significant work done by our Safety and Protective Equipment Committee, led by Dr. Mike Stuart, and the many others who were instrumental in the overall evaluation process.”

“I know throughout our organization, the overwhelming opinion was that the time is appropriate to modify our rules related to neck laceration protection,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “We’re also encouraged that the hockey industry is committed to continuing to work to improve the cut resistant products that protect players to help influence the safest possible landscape for the game.”

The legislation passed today also strongly recommends use of neck laceration protection by adult players.

USA Hockey Congress Approves Requirement For Neck Laceration Protection Starting August 1


USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy


Springfield Spirit Hockey is a competitive co-ed travel hockey program for players 18 and under.

Teams play league games home at Jordan Valley Ice Park and travel to St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, NW Arkansas, Tulsa, and Wichita. Tournament travel varies by team. Teams play in the range of 20-35 games per season. Teams make an effort to travel one weekend/month and play 3-4 games over the weekend. Travel varies based on team schedules.

Season runs from mid-August through early March with twice-weekly practices and weekend games.

Roster deadline is December 31.

Fees for 2023-2024 season:

  • Squirt: $1428
  • PeeWee: $1632
  • Bantam: $1938
  • High School: $2142

Payments can be broken down into 3 equal payments or 1 full payment.  

First payment is required by September 15th when paying with 

Credit/Debit on Sports Engine. (You will be responsible for fees 

associated with Sports Engine.) The following payments will be due October 15th and November 15th.

If paying with cash or check the Treasurer will be at all practices on 

the following dates.

Tuesday September 19th

Tuesday October 17th

Tuesday November 14th

Any player who is not paid in full by December 1st will not be allowed to practice or participate in games till paid in full. If not paid in full by December 28th they will be removed from the roster for the remainder of the season.

Please Contact Nikole Albaugh with any questions or concerns at 

Ready to get started in hockey? Or just not sure you are ready to travel?

Jordan Valley Ice Park provides Learn to Skate, Learn to Play, 8u Mite Hockey, and House League Programs. 


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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