HOCKEY


MISSION STATEMENT


The ORYA Travel Hockey mission is to provide a fun and safe environment for players to experience while learning and playing the game of hockey. Hockey teams are designed to support players of equal skill along with providing teams correct league placement that encourages success as an individual and teammate. ORYA Travel Hockey plays in a multi league program, which requires a high level of commitment. We expect our players to be fully committed to the program to ensure satisfaction. Our primary goal is to allow all players to reach their potential and have fun learning to love the game of hockey.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS



  • 2020 Learn To Skate

    This program are for the floppy ankles, baby deer and banana peel steppin’ kids out there! Come to Churchill Rink and learn to skate with ORYA. Our program encourages young skaters to develop balance, skating muscles, falling the RIGHT way while having fun on the ice without the use of walkers or balance aids! Participants are welcome to wear any single blade hockey or figure skates (no double runners) since they’ll be learning the basics which translates to all skating. All participants are REQUIRED to wear a helmet and no participants, parents or guardians are allowed on the ice without skates.

    To support the ability of our coaches to remain socially distanced from participants as much as possible, we are requiring all participants be able to stand on skates unassisted. Participants must also be able to consistently get back to standing position after a fall unassisted.

    Note that new rules will be in effect this year to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. All registrants will receive a welcome note prior to the start of the program which will outline all safety measures required by Churchill Rink.

    Why is there a difference per town for recreational program fees?
    When ORYA receives funding from the communities we serve, it directly subsidizes the participation of our ‘non-competitive’, recreational programs for members of that specific community. The differences between each residency-rate is a direct reflection of the expected or actual funding from each community in the budgeted year. If one community has a lower player fee, it means that community has chosen to reduce your participation fee in youth, recreational athletic programs. Travel-based programs are not subsidized by town funding.

    Limited to 30 Participants per Session

    DAY: Saturdays

    TIME: 9:00-9:50am

    Session 1: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

    Session 2: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13

    SESSION 1 REGISTRATION

    SESSION 2 REGISTRATION

  • 2020 Jr. Ice Cats

    This learn to play hockey program is designed to reinforce skill development but focused on fun! Coached by current ORYA Travel Hockey Coaches, the approach is to simply develop the natural love of playing hockey with friends. This program centers around kids learning the FUNdamentals of hockey through interactive drills such as obstacle courses, small-sided hockey games and relay races among teammates All players will receive a practice uniform. Come and give hockey a try with us!

    *Competent Skaters Only
    **A USA Hockey registration number is required for this program. USA Hockey registration is FREE for birth years 2014 and younger. It will cost $46 for those born 2013 or older.

    Why is there a difference per town for recreational program fees?
    When ORYA receives funding from the communities we serve, it directly subsidizes the participation of our ‘non-competitive’, recreational programs for members of that specific community. The differences between each residency-rate is a direct reflection of the expected or actual funding from each community in the budgeted year. If one community has a lower player fee, it means that community has chosen to reduce your participation fee in youth, recreational athletic programs. Travel-based programs are not subsidized by town funding.

    Session 1 Registration Deadline | Oct. 28th

    AGES: 6-10+ Recommended

    TUESDAYS: 4:40-5:30pm

    SESSION 1: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 | Limited to 30 participants

    SESSION 2: Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 | Limited to 30 participants

    SESSION 1 REGISTRATION

    SESSION 2 REGISTRATION

    REGISTER HERE FOR BOTH SESSIONS – $50 DISCOUNT!

  • Travel Hockey 2020-2021

    As of October, ORYA’s travel hockey program still has some roster space in certain teams and age groups. Please reach out if you’re interested in joining a travel team for the 2020-2021 season.

    ORYA’s Travel hockey program offers players the opportunity to play with players of similar ability in local and regional leagues. Teams are selected in March for the following year and teams will begin training once the ice is in at Churchill Rink – typically mid October.

    Teams will also compete in tournaments appropriate for their teams level at the end of the season.

    **A USA hockey number is required for this program.

    Hockey Tryout Guide

    As of October, ORYA’s travel hockey program still has some roster space in certain teams and age groups. Please reach out if you’re interested in joining a travel team for the 2020-2021 season.

  • 2020 U18 GIRLS HOCKEY 2020-2021

    ORYA is gauging interest for a 2020 U18 Girls split-season team with Coach Andy Grimes. Approached similarly to 2019, players would expect roughly 10 games and 3-4 practices, a season from early September to mid-November. a roster minimum of 12 and max of 16.

    If we receive commitments from 12 players we will continue investigating & scheduling ice time, calculate season expenses and create the player fee based on how many players have committed. For reference, last season was roughly $700 for a team of 13. 

    By ‘registering’ you are confirming your commitment to participate on this team. Please share with anyone you think might be interested and are in search of a goalie.

    Registration Deadline | July 17th  
    Girls Birth Years | 2002, 2003, 2004

  • SUMMER SKILLS SESSIONS 2020

    This skills clinic will focus on skating and stick-handling as a way of keeping players in shape and developing skills and habits for the upcoming season. Coaches will be ORYA Hockey coaches and are excited to work with your players on Friday mornings this summer.

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    2020 Program Information Can Be Found on ORYA Summer Camp Page:

COACHING RESOURCES


DOCUMENTS


CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Whitney Swiesz

    Lead Coordinator

  • Mike Mullaney

    Travel Coordinator

  • Bryan Rinko

    Try Out & Registra

  • Hannah Baldwin & Whitney Swiesz

    Development

  • Scott Nemet

    Coach Coordinator

  • Vincent Inahara

    Scheduler

  • Colin Wheeler

    Equipment Coordinator

  • Tim Beaupre

    League Representative

  • Mark McLaughlin

    League Representative

ABOUT US

The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.

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