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The mission of Spokane Youth Hockey's Female Hockey Program is to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for girls and female hockey players, addressing the unique challenges they face while fostering their growth, development, and love for the game. We strive to align our efforts with the goals of USA Hockey to grow female hockey and to ensure that all female players have access to the necessary resources and opportunities for their success on and off the ice.
Recognizing the hurdles faced by female players in a traditionally male-dominated sport, we aim to create a safe and encouraging space where girls can thrive, push boundaries, and reach their full potential. We understand that gender equality in hockey is not just an aspiration but a fundamental principle that must be championed at every level. By breaking down barriers, challenging stereotypes, and fostering a culture of respect, we aim to create an environment that empowers our female athletes to excel. We hope to create pathways for our athletes to achieve their dreams and aspirations, ensuring that talent and hard work are recognized, regardless of gender.
Through our unwavering dedication to empowering and inspiring female hockey players, we believe we can contribute to the overall growth of the sport and help shape a future where gender equality is the norm. We are committed to nurturing the next generation of strong, talented, and confident female athletes who will continue to break barriers and redefine what is possible in the world of hockey.
Together, we can make a difference and create a lasting legacy for girls and women in hockey in Spokane and beyond.
Encouragement and Empowerment
Grow, encourage, and empower female hockey players within the Eastern Washington Region and within our Spokane Youth Hockey Association.
Create a positive, safe, and encouraging environment for girls to gain courage, strength, skills, confidence, and friendships.
Create a program that is consistent, scalable, and maintainable for girls to get experience beyond their co-ed hockey experience and to play with all-female hockey athletes on ice.
Grow the Game
Grow the girls' program to have full girls teams, at each age level, for internal play exchange, external scrimmaging with other local all-female teams, and to have SAYHA send full female teams to tournaments, etc.
SAYHA Girls Club
Beginning with the first week of Rep Division practices, all SAYHA-registered female players are invited to SAYHA's Girls Club skates! Led by SAYHA's Female Director, Krista Brasch, and Female Coaches from Spokane Women's Hockey, the Girls Club will be held through the end of the House season. This program is offered at no cost to SAYHA-registered female players.
The scheduled dates and times of the 23/24 Girls Club and registration will be made available soon!
Each season, Spokane Youth Hockey holds events and programs specific to and geared toward our female players. We look forward to announcing the dates and times for these programs and events for the 2023/24 season.
In February 2023, we hosted a Girls Only Try Hockey for Free event at the Spokane Arena with our friends from the Spokane Chiefs and Spokane Women's Hockey. This event had the second-highest registered female attendance of any Try Hockey for Free event in the nation!