The purpose of this organization shall be:A. To teach the art of skating to all participating in the program.B. To instruct those participating in the fundamentals of ice hockey.C. To instill the necessary attitudes for team spirit and s
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Welcome to FYHA
Welcome to the home of the Franklin Flyers Youth Hockey Association. Within these pages you will find everything you need to keep you well informed about our program, our teams and our Franklin Flyer family. We welcome you to our program and appreciate your support and feedback.
2015-2016 Season Tryout Information
To FYHA Parents, With tryouts just around the corner and registration now open, I wanted to send a message regarding how the tryout process works.
Tryout dates for the different age groups will be posted to the website in the next couple of days so that you can plan accordingly. Player assignments to tryout groups will be posted on FYHA website ("2015-2016 Season Tryouts" tab) once registration for the 2015-2016 season ends and tryouts will begin in April. All tryouts are held at Franklin's Pirelli Veteran's Skating Arena. Each player will get fully dressed and then check-in at the registration desk near the Zamboni door. The player is then assigned a colored pullover, with a number, to be worn throughout the tryout process. Each player is identified only by color and the number on the pullover. The numbers are assigned randomly and the colors have no meaning. The number of on-ice sessions varies by age level. All levels, except Midgets, will have a skills session, with age appropriate drills, and scrimmage sessions. Midget tryouts will solely consist of scrimmages. If a player misses a session during tryouts, that player will be given no score for that tryout. The player’s scores from the sessions he/she attended will be used and possibly an Absent Player Evaluation form will be used as a guide to assess the player’s level for the missed session. A player who does not participate in tryouts at all will be placed at the discretion of the FYHA Board with input from the player’s coaches. I strongly encourage players attend their assigned tryout sessions. All players, except for goaltenders, will be judged based on: - Skating Ability - speed, pivots, agility, etc.
- Hockey Skills - puck control, shooting skills, stick-handling skills, passing skills, etc.
- Game Situational Skills - overall hockey sense, competitive edge, etc.
Please note, although we do allow the skaters to choose to tryout as a forward or defenseman, there is not a set amount of forward or defenseman assigned to each team. Players are evaluated on the criteria listed above and placed on a team according to the score they attain and the number of skaters required for each team. No consideration is given to how many forwards or defenseman are placed on a team.
The Board of Directors has tried to identify any holidays, vacations and school functions that could affect any player’s ability to attend tryouts. We will not be having tryouts on Easter weekend or during the week of April vacation, except goalie tryouts that will be held the last Sunday of vacation week (4/26). Please let us know of any school functions that you know of so we can take them into consideration.
Additional details can be found on the Tryout Policy found under 2015-2016 Season Tryouts > Tryout Policy.Team assignments will be made by the FYHA Board based on the results of the tryouts. It is anticipated that team assignments will be announced by mid-May.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you, Jim Stott FYHA Vice President email@example.com
The South Shore Conference’s Zero Tolerance Rule (Rule 19) is shown below. The South Shore Conference requires us to send this notice to all participants annually.
SSC Rule 19
The member towns and coach of each team are responsible for the behavior of the spectators from their town. If the spectators get unruly or abusive during a game, it is up to the discretion of the referee to stop the game and determine who is at fault. If it can be determined who or what town is at fault, they shall forfeit the game. If it cannot be determined who is at fault or it is unsafe to continue the game, it will be stopped and the Discipline Committee will make a decision.
1. The South Shore Conference will establish a Discipline Committee to investigate and conduct a hearing if appropriate, concerning any major incident involving a spectator or parent. An officer of the South Shore Conference will chair the Discipline Committee. The Discipline Committee will be comprised of three members of the Executive Board and two Program Directors on a rotating monthly basis.
2. A major incident shall be defined as, but may not be limited to, the use of obscene or vulgar language; verbal or physical abuse; taunting of players, coaches or officials; and throwing of objects in the viewing area, team benches, ice surface, etc.
3. When a major incident on ice rink property used by the South Shore Conference involving a parent or spectator is brought to the attention of the South Shore Conference Executive Board by rink officials, ice officials (referee or time keepers), incident reports or other programs, the affected programs will be notified by the South Shore Conference President or designee.
4. The program(s) will then have 48 hours to respond with a recommendation for discipline to the chairperson of the Discipline Committee. The program will identify everyone involved. If the program’s action is deemed acceptable, no further action shall be taken. If the chairperson of the Discipline Committee deems the program’s recommendation unacceptable and/or inadequate, the individuals involved will immediately be suspended from all South Shore Conference activities until the incident is resolved. The Discipline Committee shall convene to investigate the incident and to hold a hearing within one week. All parties involved in the major incident shall attend the discipline hearing.
5. Annually prior to the start of the hockey season, each program will be responsible for sending written or electronic notice to the membership advising them of RULE #19, a copy of the letter will be submitted to the South Shore Conference President.
FYHA South Shore Conference Director
Break out your FYHA hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and anything else you can find and get your FYHA Team Spirit in high gear.
Playdowns are upon us!!!
Stay in tune to the time/location of the playdown race by checking the schedules for games following levels: Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams and Midgets
The road to the Championship is a long and difficult road. It takes a huge commitment, lots of luck and hard work for it to happen. First, before the playdowns even begin, a team has to be fortunate enough to get randomly selected on the top line of their tournament bracket, which designates them as the home team. Then comes the hard, but fun part. The team has to win a series of highly emotional, single elimination hockey games to reach the finals. Prior years have proven to be a fantastic way for the FYHA family to come together and show their support for one another and the Community. It says a lot about our kids and the depth of our Program.
What a great opportunity for some of our younger players who are just getting started in our program to see how hard our older players work, how much fun they have, and how passionate they are for the game of hockey.
Please check the schedules lets rally the troops to support our players, and show everyone that Franklin is truly a Hockey Town!!!
What Are Playdowns?
Playdown is simply the term all Districts within Mass Hockey use to describe the format that is employed to determine District Champions. Our District gives us a bracket, setting up a single elimination tournament spread over 2 months. If you lose you are eliminated, if you win you move on. How many of these playdown games your team plays in is simply a function of winning and how many teams from other programs in our district choose to participate.
District-Mass Hockey separates its members into 10 Districts. FYHA, along with 15 other organizations, is a member of District 3.
Which levels compete in playdowns
Bantams and Midgets finish their playdowns before Thanksgiving (by design, because kids may also participate with their High School programs which begin right after Thanksgiving).
Squirts and Peewees start the playdown process in November.
Mites do not have playdowns or State Tournament
FYHA teams compete in the following Tiers in regards to playdowns and State Tournaments
Tier II L – all of our 1 teams
Tier III L – all of our 2 teams
Tier IV L – all of our 3,4, &5 teams
State Tournament- each District/Playdown Champion is invited to the Mass State tournament. Often times the runner-up from our District 3 will also be invited, due to the fact that we are a large group. State Tournaments for all levels (Squirt-Midget) are held March.