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


ORYA’s Learn to Skate program teams up with local area coaches to develop young skaters balance, skating muscles while teaching them the basics of skating. Learning to fall, to get back to their feet, how to glide & stop will be taught as each player reaches certain milestones. Many kids participate in this class over multiple winters until their skills & confidence on skates allows them to move on to hockey or figure skating programs.

ORYA’s Recreational Hockey program offers two levels of participation for those that are still getting used to being on skates and those that are ready to focus on their hockey skills amid competition. Our Introduction to hockey program offers a twice per week approach over the course of 18 weeks. Our Recreational level offers a little more for the players who know they like hockey but aren’t ready for the skill or commitment level of a travel program. Players practice twice per week over 18 weeks and play cross ice style games on the weekends.

ORYA Travel hockey participates in 2 leagues during the season. The New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association (NHAHA) is the main league in which teams participate and provides the most games during the season that are located throughout the state of New Hampshire. The Seacoast Hockey League is the second league in which our teams participate and provides local games. Travel Hockey is offered to girls and boys from ages 9-16, click here to view USA Hockey age classification. ORYA Travel Hockey hosts evaluations mid-march take place for players and the results of the evaluations will be used to split up the teams evenly based on skill. Click here to view team selection process.


  • Learn To Skate

    Open to ages 4-12, This 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.

    NO EVALUATIONS REQUIRED

    LOCATION: Churchill Rink

    AGES: 4-12

    AVAILABLE AGAIN IN: September 2017

  • Intro to Hockey

    Intro to hockey is where beginners find their hockey legs and begin their development on the ice, with equipment and coaches. This in-house program focuses on basic hockey skills through fun exercises recommended by the USA Hockey curriculum.

    NO EVALUATIONS REQUIRED

    LOCATION: Churchill Rink

    AGES: 6-12

    AVAILABLE AGAIN IN: September 2017

  • RECREATIONAL HOCKEY

    OYRA’s Rec. hockey program is a step up from our Intro program by meeting at least twice per week with a greater focus on developing players to be ready for a travel experience. Players will practice on home ice with additional 3v3, cross ice play happening either at home ice or at alternate rinks. Practice sessions follow the USA Hockey recommended curriculum and all required hockey equipment is needed.

    NO EVALUATIONS REQUIRED

    LOCATION: Churchill Rink

    AGES: 6-12

    AVAILABLE AGAIN IN: September 2017

  • Travel Hockey

    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.

    EVALUATIONS REQUIRED

    AGES: 9-14

    EVALUATIONS FOR 2017-2018

    SEASON: March 2017

  • U14 GIRLS HOCKEY

    All girls that are interested in the U14 ORYA Girls team are invited to attend the 2017 hockey evaluations. We ask that all girls try out during the appropriate age evaluation. If enough girls are interested in a team they will be placed in the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girls Hockey League (MYCGL). Team commitment offers twice per week practice with a 3rd, skills session, every other week during the season. For more information on the different age levels please visit the USA Hockey website or contact the ORYA office.

    EVALUATIONS REQUIRED

    AGES: U14

    LOCATION: Churchill Rink

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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