FOunded in 1959 - over 60 years of excellence
Spokane Americans Youth Hockey Association (SAYHA) is committed to the athletic and character development of youth hockey players. SAYHA is dedicated to individually developing our youth as hockey players, while promoting leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect as we strive for excellence both on and off the ice.
Spokane Youth Hockey has a long history and tradition of athletic excellence. This tradition was not built overnight. It took years of dedication, commitment, and hard work by many people who love and support the game of hockey. As a Spokane Jr. Chief you must continue to strive to uphold this high standard of excellence. By becoming a member of a team, Jr. Chiefs have made a choice to uphold certain standards expected of athletes in our organization. These standards are outlined in our Code of Excellence (see below).
Participation as a Jr. Chief is a privilege and should be treated as such. Any time our players or fans wear our logo, you are representing yourself, your family, the Spokane Jr. Chiefs and all those that have worn that crest before you. Behavior should be above reproach in all areas and at all times.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOURSELF:
The most important of these responsibilities is to develop strength of character and positive values and behaviors. You owe it to yourself to get the greatest possible benefit from your hockey experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO SPOKANE YOUTH HOCKEY:
Another responsibility you assume as a Jr. Chief is to our organization. You assume a leadership role when you are on an a team. Because of this leadership role, you can make positive contributions to our organization and to the Spokane community. In addition, you are a role model for younger Jr. Chiefs. These athletes look up to you and dream of being as successful as we hope you to be. Be sure the example you set is a positive one.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO OTHERS:
As a Jr. Chief you also bear a heavy responsibility to your teammates. Jr. Chiefs live up to all of their commitments - every practice, every game, every day. A strong rapport amongst teammates is a vital factor in the ability to be successful. As such, a bad attitude or lack of respect directed at another
Jr. Chief - in the locker room, on the bench, on the ice, etc., - will not be tolerated.
Respect for - and responsibility to - individual teammates is paramount to the success of the team.
Read more about our program philosophy in our Spokane Youth Hockey Code of Excellence.