Blue Knights Newsletter

Saratoga Youth Hockey - September 2021

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A monthly newsletter brought to you by: Saratoga Youth Hockey Board Members

WHAT'S IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Summer Knights 3 V 3 - is over!
  • 2021-2022 Registration & details - Register by Friday, September 3rd!
  • Tryout schedule
  • Try hockey for FREE - we need volunteers 9-19-21
  • NY Rangers Learn to Play Program - October 9th kick off
  • USA Hockey Try HOCKEY for FREE day - September
  • Jerseys - check your email for details. To be in first order get fitted and ordered by 9/6!
  • CAN/AM - Saratoga
  • Video to watch 9/24-9/26to prep for next season - Worth all 7 minutes to watch!
  • Blue Knights Drive Inn movie night!
  • 14U TB Tournament! CHAMPIONS!!!!
  • 9-11 PARADE - Come march with us!
  • New Family mentor program & Gear Swap night
  • We need your KIDS picture and quote! Meet Mario!!!
  • Dasher boards! Advertise your business at SYHI!
  • Coaches Corner: Check your CEP Level and Register/Apply
  • NEW WEBSITE info
  • Social Media
  • Saratoga Recreation Ice calendar - open stick, family stick
  • Masks are required for all at the rinks.
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Registration and Level information

You should notice a few changes on our website as we have moved away from Sports Engine and are now partnering with Crossbar. This change is going to help streamline communication within our teams and keep everyone on the same page. I would recommend you download the Crossbar app as it will be the main vehicle for communication from your team coaches and managers. It can be found in the App store on your smart device (Apple or Android).

10-14U

We are going to have a staggered start to our season with our 10U, 12U, and 14U tryouts scheduled for the week of 9/13. Final times will be communicated in the coming weeks. We still have roster spots available on our 10U A and 12U TB teams and are planning for 2 additional teams at each level. We are also planning for (1) additional 14U A level team that will practice with our 14U TB team once a week and also receive a full sheet practice once a week as well.

All 10U and older teams will be announced by Friday September 17th and will begin practice the week of 10/4/21. Practice days and times are being finalized now and will be communicated in the coming weeks.

8U

All 8U players will begin practice the week of 10/17/21, with all players practicing together for the first 2 weeks of the season. During this time the coaching staff will discuss with parents their interest in having their kids play on the A/B team who will practice separately from 8U House beginning the week of 10/31/21. There are no tryouts for the A/B team, the coaching staff will select the teams based on several factors including age, ability, and desire for increased commitment. Our objective to have every player in a spot to best improve their skills and have fun. There will be opportunities for all players at the 8U level to play games against other organizations and even travel to weekend tournaments if that is something families are looking to do.


PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON. IT'S OPEN!

TRYOUT SCHEDULE!

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Click here for NY Rangers Learn To Play Hockey

LTS kicks off Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Try HOCKEY for FREE day!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!

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CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER FOR TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY!

9-19 WE WILL BE OFFERING A TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY! WE NEED PARENTS TO HELP WITH REGISTRATION AND SET UP. WE ALSO NEED COACHES ON ICE.

JERSEYS - FIRST ORDER DUE BY 9/6!

We will be ordering all jerseys and other apparel through Pure Hockey this season. We will announce an order window and provide a link that will allow you to order everything online and have it shipped directly to your house. During the order window there will be an opportunity to go to the Pure Hockey store in Clifton Park and try on jerseys for proper sizing.

*** If there are any questions regarding jersey/apparel ordering please reach out to our VP Melinda Guyett @ mgguyett@gmail.com.

Tournaments

CAN/AM SARATOGA - COMING TO OUR RINK 9-24 TO 9/26 - MORE INFO COMING!

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We are currently planning on home tournaments for all levels this season and will be communicating more about them once details are finalized.

Video prep for 2021-2022 Season!

How to Be a Hockey Parent: Watch my Tips & Tricks for Youth Hockey Parenting!

WELCOME BACK EVENT! Blue Knights Drive Inn movie night coming in the Fall! 10-7 SPACE JAM!!!! FREE to all Blue Knight registered families! DETAILS COMING!

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14U TB CHAMPIONS!!! BRINGING HOME THE BANNER & GREAT MEMORIES MADE!

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Coming this Fall!

Our new family mentor program is kicking off this fall! We will pair up new hockey families with existing families to help them learn the ropes around here at SYHI! We plan to have 2 events per year to bring new families together and make them feel welcome. Our first event will be a meet and greet with your mentor family combined with GEAR SWAP night! Date TBD!
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MARIO WHY DO YOU LOVE SARATOGA YOUTH HOCKEY?

Mario Munafo #66

8U Mite

Started skating with Saratoga at 4 years old

Attends St Marys School


“ I love Saratoga youth hockey for my great team mates and the great coaches, we’re like family”

~Mario Munafo

We need your kids picture & quote!

We need your help! The communications committee is requesting the following so we can spread the word about why we LOVE Saratoga Youth Hockey! Please send the following information to Jill Ballou @ SYHregistrar@gmail.com

1. Picture of your hockey player, level and hockey #

2. What age did your child start playing

3. What school does your child attend

4. A quote from your player - Why do they love Saratoga Youth Hockey?

Please note that sending in a picture with this information will be your consent for use on our website and social media.

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Advertise your business this season on SYHI Dasher boards! Contact: ryanmarrybauer@gmail.com

Coaches Corner! - Register as a coach and the head coach will contact you directly to explain the process.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE!

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Saratoga Rec Calendar

Check out Open Stick & Family Stick

Do you need social media marketing help?

Call or email Amy Bridges: 46northmedia@gmail.com 518-470-5262

Board of Directors 2021-2022

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Our history:

Saratoga Youth Hockey is a Non Profit organization founded in 1976 by Joe Vernon, Saratoga Youth Hockey has been providing organized hockey to boys and girls of all levels of ability in the Saratoga, NY region for over 30 years. We strive to meet Joe's dream of making ice hockey accessible to all.

If you would like to submit something or have a suggestion for the monthly newsletter:

Send pictures or ideas in by the 15th of each month to: syhregistrar@gmail.com

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