2023-24 10U Rep Announcement
As a regional youth hockey leader for more than 60 years, Spokane Youth Hockey remains committed to being an innovative leader in our region. We are focused on consistently improving upon that which we do best: producing competitive and successful teams comprised of highly skilled, aspiring players. Spokane Youth Hockey is steadfastly committed to programming that is competitive, intense, engaging, and ambitious, developing our youth hockey players as athletes and outstanding members of our community. We saw that success in our 10U Rep Division this past season, watching players not only bring home banners but grow as hockey players and as people.
We have found continued success through our full-time, weekly practice model, optimizing schedules and opportunities for player development without creating overblown budgets, instead choosing to keep the cost to families affordable through fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.
Our focus is on developing hockey in Spokane, creating opportunities for player progression in our own programs, and cultivating relationships for our players to pursue their hockey goals at the highest level possible. We are laying this foundation through the selection of talented Division Directors, goaltending staff, and coaching staff to lead and guide our programming.
As we look to the 2023-24 season, we are excited about the opportunities ahead for our 10U players. With the border open, our teams have near-local access to excellent gameplay with Canadian teams, along with opportunities to play in our PNAHA state league. As a member of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Association, Spokane Youth Hockey offers opportunities for our 10U players to play West Kootenay league, and we are exploring additional Canadian league opportunities for our teams at all levels.
In addition to 3 weekly practices, powerskating, and skills instruction, our 10U players have access to a free weekly goaltending/shooting clinic and additional skating and skill work opportunities with our SAYHA coaches. We are planning for 25-30 games, league tournaments, regional tournaments, and a home tournament or jamboree. Over the 24-week hockey season, the 10U Rep Division will have access to 4+ hours of weekly ice for development through our programming.
Read below for more information about our 2023-24 season plans, including a season overview, the 10U Rep coaching group announcement, and more. Registration for 10U/12U Boot Camp and 10U/12U Rep Evaluations is now open! Registration links are available on our SAYHA social media, on our registration site, and linked below.
We look forward to continued success as we kick off the 10U Rep division season this August!
2023-24 10U Rep Season Overview
- 3 weekly on-ice practices for 24 weeks
- 25-30 games (league, exhibition, home tournament/jamboree)
- Weekly Powerskating and Skills Instruction
- Free Weekly Goaltending/Shooting Clinic for SAYHA registered players
- Home Tournament or Jamboree (full ice games)
- PNAHA State League (half ice games), Canadian league and exhibition gameplay (full ice games)
- PNAHA State Festival and/or Canadian league Tournaments
- Additional regional US or Canadian tournaments
- Additional skating and skill work opportunities available with SAYHA skills and powerskating coaches on SAYHA morning ice
- Code of Excellence Apparel
- Practice Jersey and Game Socks
10U Rep Head Coaches will be named by the Spokane Youth Hockey Coaching Committee in following the conclusion of 10U Rep Evaluations in early August. All Assistant Coaches will be assigned once teams have been selected and staff are approved by the Spokane Youth Hockey Coaching Committee.
Coach Matt Thurston returns for his fourth season as a SAYHA coach, and second year leading the SAYHA coaching staff. Thurston will lead coaching development and skills instruction at SAYHA.
Coach Brent Seidel returns for his third season as Director of Goaltending Development. Brent brings a wealth of coaching knowledge to our staff as he also works as the Manager of the Coaching Education Program at USA Hockey.
Kim Ferraro's eighteen-year background as a powerskating instructor for players from mites to the NHL rounds out our on-ice staff. Kim's resume includes coaching for the Spokane Chiefs, Kailer Yamamoto (Edmonton Oilers), Jack Finley, and Adam Beckman (Minnesota/Iowa Wild).
After serving as House Division Director and 8U coach during the 2022-23 season, Jason Greenwell was elected as the SAYHA Board of Directors' Vice President of Hockey Operations. Jason oversees the vision, direction, and operations of SAYHA's on ice programming.
Katie Sieck returns for her second full season with SAYHA as the Program Director and Association Registrar, overseeing registration, program development, and off-season programming. She also serves as SAYHA's representative to the PNAHA Board.
Upcoming 10U Rep Programming
Players will be pushed beyond their comfort zone each and every day of this 4-day training camp, preparing body and mind for the stresses of evaluations and the season through daily on-ice sessions and dryland workouts.
Challenging power skating and puck skills drills, individual skill work, battle drills, and small area games will put players' skills to the test. Evaluation situations and coaching feedback will prep skaters for the following week's Rep evaluations.
Register for the full session (best value) or single-day sessions.
A special goalie rate is available for the full program.
Register now to secure your spot at the early bird rate! The fee for Rep Evaluations is $150 until July 28th. July 29th, the fee increases to $175. Registration for Rep Evaluations closes on August 5th at 8 PM. No Late registrations will be permitted.
If you are unable to attend the evaluations due to an injury or pre-authorized absence, please contact Matt Thurston prior to evaluations. However, you must still be registered for the Rep Evaluation by August 5th at 8 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Prior to registering for Rep Evaluations, players MUST register for a 2023-24 USA Hockey Membership Number.