Prescott Youth Hockey Association
PYHA Youth Recreational League
PYHA youth recreational leagues conduct 2 seasons every year. There is a Spring season beginning in March and ending in May. The 2nd season is the Fall season which begins in August and concludes in October.
Prior to actual beginning of practices and games, the season commences with a family/player fun day at the Pioneer Park arena. All families that have registered with the PYHA are invited for a free fun day where music, fun events and food are the orders of the day.
Behind the Mask
Also in attendance at the fun day, will be the state's best and most recognized hockey equipment retailer – BEHIND THE MASK.
Owner Randy Exelby and his staff set up their array of hockey gear ranging from entry level equipment to the elite brands that players may purchase.
BEHIND THE MASK has been serving Arizona's hockey community since 1994 with outstanding service, expert advice & has provided equipment discounts to leagues, travel programs and hockey organizations.
The PYHA has a limited supply of previously used hockey gear that players may use for free. However, the loaner gear is on a first come – first serve basis. Once the gear has been lent out, there will be no more loaner gear.
Equipment Required for Play
What is it that makes the PYHA a truly unique experience?
What is it that separates the PYHA youth recreational leagues from the myriad of sports associations out there? They have simply discovered the worst kept secret. Hockey is the only major sport that does not require a stoppage of play in the game in which to substitute players on the floor. Knowing this, scheduled player substitutions are required at specific times during live play.
An announcer will broadcast the line changes for all teams to know when to change. When this occurs, the pace of the game quickens and the energy level elevates dramatically. Whenever a player scores or assists on a play, the announcer utilizes a state-or-the-art sound system that acknowledges a player's performance in real time. When all of these segments are conducted, the games can resemble more of an ESPN show where the athletes are on a stage performing as much as playing in a game.
The bottom line is that when your child registers to play in the PYHA youth recreational league, they are not just an individual with a number on their back. They have a name, they are in the game and their participation will make a difference.
Youth Summer Open Hockey
Every Friday beginning at 5:30 PM, lace em up, get on the floor & LET'S PLAY HOCKEY! $5 gets you on a team & in the game for more fun than you are allowed to have.
Fall Season Loaner Gear
Yes, the PYHA does have some loaner gear. But the gear is not unlimited, as the gear will be on a first come – first serve kind of system. Gear check-out will be Thursday, Aug. 19th, 5 - 7 PM at Pioneer Park.
Drafting Players for Teams
After 2 open practices, the PYHA will conduct a draft in order to place an equal number of skilled players & beginner skaters on each team.