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.
COACHING APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON!
Interested adults wishing to be considered for CAYH Head or Assistant Coaching positions for the 2014-15 season should complete the online coaching application. Coaching assignments will be made following team placement by the end of April 2014. Please click the link below to register http://assn.la/Reg/?r=2:115123
All coaches will be required to agree to abide by the bylaws and procedures of Cape Ann Youth Hockey, follow the USA Hockey Coaching Code of Ethics, complete a CORI application, and complete the coaching requirement of USA Hockey.
Please contact CAYH Director of Coaching, Robie MacLaughlin, with any questions regarding coaching for next season
If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Kristin Michel at
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.
Program Descriptions for 2006-2007 Birth Year Players
CAYH has several program options for mite-age players (birth years 2006 & 2007) for the 2014-15 season. All of the programs have different program descriptions, cost and commitment levels.
Cape Ann Cross Ice (non-travel) - All practices and scrimmages held at our local rink. Skills follow ADM Model and scrimmages utilize the width of the rink. Focus on hockey skills development. Tuition for this 20-week program is approximately $400.
Cape Ann In House(non-travel) - All practices and scrimmages held at our local rink. Skills follow ADM Model and scrimmages utilize the full length of the rink. Focus on skills development, including the rules/game of hockey. Tuition for this 20-week program is approximately $400.
Cape Ann Mite Hybrid Team (travel) - The CAYH Mite Hybrid Team participates in the Valley Hockey League and competes in a combination of half and full ice mite games, per USA Hockey rules. VHL mite teams are divided into geographical areas to minimize travel and are also split up into multi-tier divisions to maximize parity. Teams play a 25-game schedule that consists of half ice games (September-December) and a specific number of full-ice games (January-March), including play-offs. Practices are held 1-2 evenings per week at our local rink and there is generally 1 game each weekend at a Valley League rink. The season runs from September-March. Tuition for the 2013-14 season was $1050.
Please note that tuition has not been set by the CAYH Board of Directors for the 2014-15 season. The costs above are for informational purposes only.
Skaters born in 2006 & 2007 who are interested in mite travel hockey for the 2014-15 season are invited to participate in an evaluation skate on Monday, March 31 from 5-7pm.
Players must have participated in CAYH Cross-Ice, In House, Mite Hybrid or Mite Practice team in 2013-14 (or an equivalent program) to register. Skaters who have participated in Learn to Skate for at least two season and have progressed to the "Learn to Play" section of the program are also candidates for this evaluation.
Pre-Registration is required and registration will be open until March 30, 2014. Please visit our website at www.capeannyouthhockey.com to register for Mite Evaluations. Players who have an outstanding balance with CAYH will not be allowed to participate until all financial obligations are fulfilled.
We are conducting these evaluations so we can understand and plan for as many competitive teams as our members have interest and our numbers will allow. Participation in evaluations does not commit you to a travel program.
Registration for 2014-15 travel teams will open in early April. Registration for 2014-15 Cape Ann Cross Ice and In House teams will open in the fall.
If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact CAYH Director of Administration, Kristin Michel at or CAYH Registrar, Missy Pierce at