Boys and girls from the ages 3-16 can learn to skate and develop hockey skills in our various programs. CAYH is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors and run by volunteers. CAYH is committed to providing our players the opportunity to have fun on the ice while learning the basic skills of ice skating and how to play the game of hockey. Most importantly, we want each and every athlete to develop friendships and have fun. We hope to develop our players to become the best hockey players that they can be and to help set good examples for them to carry into their adulthood while participating in a sport that they love to play.
Hockey season is right around the corner! CAYH is proud to announce some additions and changes to our travel hockey program. These changes include additional practice ice, full season goalie training, a change in our 8 week skill clinic and an exciting new program called… Chaos Hockey. I strongly believe these improvements to our program will benefit our players in their individual development, competitive play and fun.
The full season goalie training will be done with Joe Bertagna. Coach Bertagna’s full ice training will consist of 8 consecutive weeks followed with bi-weekly sessions through February and will begin with a “coach the coaches” training session for our coaches. This program will allow our goalies to experience ongoing development while at practice. Goalie skill sessions will be focused in stations with CAYH coaches accompanied by age appropriate shooters. With a CAYH coach at each station, each goalie will receive more “one on one” training. During this time Coach Bertagna or one of his staff members will rotate through the stations giving direction and guidance to the coach and the goalie. In addition, Coach Bertagna or one of his staff members will observe our travel goalies during an actual game, write a report and give them feedback on their game play.
It is imperative that CAYH continue to take skill development very seriously. We want to offer the best youth hockey program possible and have decided to use Power Edge Hockey Skills Inc for our 8 week skill clinic. We believe Power Edge Hockey is an outstanding fit for the development needs of our players.
Chaos hockey is a newly developed CAYH built program, it is a weekly scheduled station type practice that will begin after the 8 weeks of Power Edge Hockey and will also run through February. We designed Chaos Hockey to enhance player skills and game fundamentals. Chaos hockey challenges our player through the core principles of hard work, discipline, aggressiveness and team work. The theory behind Chaos hockey is “skills through competition”. Along with Chaos hockey, the additional practice ice may allow for occasional full ice practices for our travel teams as well. Chaos will also give our coaches more time to concentrate on team development and situational game play during normal practice sessions.
We are confident that the enhancements to the program this year will help the players challenge themselves as individuals and teammates and give them the skills to be more confident in their play. Most importantly, the enhancements this year will help to more deeply engage our players and make practices and skill building programs more fun!
As always, thank you all for your commitment to CAYH and the incredible game of hockey.
All coaches & players are required by CAYH to pay their USA Hockey and Massachusetts Hockey affiliate fees directly to USA Hockey via USA Hockey website. Below you will find a Step by Step Guide & frequently asked questions about this process. If you have any further questions please contact the CAYH Registrar at .
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) & Step by Step Guide
What is online registration?
Online registration allows coaches & players to be register directly with USA Hockey through an Internet connection at www.usahockeyregistration.com. The USA Hockey Waiver is completed, and USA Hockey fee of $40 and Affiliate Massachusetts Hockey fee of $8 are paid online with a credit card to USA Hockey.
Who should register online?
All coaches & players participating in the 2014-2015 season will pay the USA Hockey fee directly to USA Hockey. The USA Hockey fee is waived for children age 6 (birth year 2008) and younger, but the online registration must still be completed to get the confirmation number (no fee will be required). If a player plays/coaches he/she pays only one registration fee.
Doesn’t CAYH normally pay the coaches USA hockey fee?
Yes. This year coaches will register themselves as coaches online with USA Hockey and pay the fee once they have been appointed to a team. Coaches will then be reimbursed for the coaches’ fee by CAYH. Please remember to also register as a CAYH coach using the CAYH Coaching Registration on our website at www.capeannyouthhockey.com.
What credit cards can be used?
Online registration will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Cards. Credit or debit cards can be used.
What if I don't have a credit/debit card?
If a person doesn’t have a credit/debit card, they can have a friend process the registration for them. Or, they can purchase a Visa gift card from a local bank for the amount to be spent.
Step by Step Guide to Registering Online
1. Go to www.usahockeyregistration.com
2. Choose member type Ice Player & Coach.
3. You must be 18 years of age to process a registration…. Check the box that
acknowledges that YOU are 18 or older.
4. Select the correct season – 2014-2015.
5. Follow the prompts…fill in all data correctly. Use names that are listed on your birth certificate...no nicknames. Coachesbe careful that the name you use here matches what you provide for your coaching certification.
6. Process payment – Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express (credit or debit card). A Visa gift card will also work.
7. Print your Confirmation page at this time. It will also be emailed to you immediately after the registration is completed.
8. Forward the email copy of the registration to and use the Confirmation number when registering with CAYH
What do I do with the confirmation page?
A confirmation email is sent to you immediately after an online registration, forward this copy to the CAYH Registrar at
What if someone loses their confirmation page?
The confirmation page is available to print at the time of registration. It is also emailed to the registrant so that it can be saved on their hard drive. If the form is lost, a duplicate can be requested by logging onto www.usahockeyregistration.com and accessing the online registration page.