Placement of players on travel teams will not be announced until after all tryouts are complete and coaches have been identified. Placements will be announced via email as in past years followed by contact via email or phone from the coach. With the school holiday immediately after tryouts, families should not expect to hear on team placement until the week of 5/5.
We appreciate everyone's patience. We have over 280 players trying out to be placed on 18 teams. It is a significant undertaking to try and properly place all the players and then identifying and confirming the coaches for each team.
Buying and Selling Hockey Equipment
Every year families from NYH ask about the best way to buy/sell their used equipment. Kids seems to grow out of their equipment on a yearly basis, and it is important for families to have options when it comes to finding ways to buy affordable equipment. NYH in the past had tried an equipment exchange on our website, but it never really took off or was effective for our families.
We would like to make you aware of a new option --- knownbuy.com. Knownbuy is a business started by a Needham resident as a way for people to buy and sell goods by shopping with people you know or are connected to in some way.
If you have equipment that you want to sell or are looking to buy, please consider using knownbuy.
A group / shop has been setup for Needham Youth Hockey.
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Below is a link with valuable information for coaches, parents, and athletes. NYH would encourage everyone to review the website and read the information provided by the CDC.