UpdatedMonday February 15, 2016 byBrian Boisson.

Welcome to Lynn Youth Hockey Association (LYH). The board of directors welcomes the participation of your family in the association and we look forward to a fun and exciting season of youth hockey.

The purpose of this handbook is to help make your experience with LYH more rewarding by offering information about our programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your board representative listed below. Board meetings periodically have sessions that are open to all LYH members. Dates and locations for these sessions are posted on the LYH website.

About LYH
The Lynn Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit hockey program, servicing Lynn & Nahant for over 30 Seasons. Instructional Hockey, House League and Travel Programs are offered to boys and girls of preschool through age 18. The coaches, managers, and board of directors consist of dedicated parent volunteers whose goal is to ensure that the kids have FUN in the sport of ICE HOCKEY.

What is USA Hockey?
USA Hockey Inc. is the national governing body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. As such, its mission is to promote growth of hockey and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport.

For the player, USA Hockey annually conducts regional and national championship tournaments in various age classifications; sponsors regional and national player identification and development camps; studies and makes recommendations for protective equipment; distributes Hat Trick, Playmaker and Zero Club Awards; and provides and insurance program that includes excess accident, general liability and catastrophic coverage.
For coaches and officials, USA hockey conducts clinics and produces training manuals and videos through the Coaching Education Program and the Officiating Education Program. These programs enrich the knowledge of coaches and officials through careful study, training and examination. USA Hockey also promotes uniformity in playing rules and the interpretations of those rules.

For parents, USA Hockey provides valuable information so you can help your hockey player learn the most while having fun. There are explanations as to what to expect at each level as well as guidelines as to how to support your player in a positive way. For more information on USA Hockey, go to: www.usahockey.com.

USA Hockey Registration
LYH requires all players to be registered with USA Hockey. Registration is done online through the USA Hockey website. A registration year begins on September 1. Once you complete the registration information for your player, you will be given a registration number. Since it will take a couple of weeks for USA Hockey to send your player his registration card, it is a good idea to print this number out. It is proof that your player is registered and insured. As a USA Hockey member, USA Hockey magazine will be sent to your address. This is a fun and informative magazine that gives a look at hockey programs across the country.