Reading Royals Youth Hockey Association
RRYHA Youth League

Youth League

The Reading Royals Youth League will be instructional for both the players and parents and will be focused on sportsmanship, equal playing time, and friendly competition. This in-house development model suits the hockey community that we are looking to build and sustain.

To help with the “burnout” crisis in youth hockey – where kids are spending more time traveling to an event than actually playing – our program is built so athletes get the most out of their commitment.

Offering our athletes, a manageable commitment level (2 ice slots/week—1 practice, 1 game) will allow for a healthy hockey/life balance. This will also promote long-term development and enjoyment of the game. The end goal is that every player learns, loves, and continues to play for many years to come!

RRYHA YOUTH LEAGUE IS IDEAL FOR THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES:

  • The family that doesn’t want to commit full-time (5 days a week)
  • The family that wants their child involved in multiple extracurricular activities
  • The family that is just getting started in youth hockey
  • The family that doesn’t want the financial burden of a travel program

We are excited to offer the following options for the 2022-2023 season

HALF ICE LEAGUE (U8 and beginner U10)

This league offers more structure in gameplay and rules. The benefits of half-ice for young players include more touches of the puck, shots on net, and passes. Because of the smaller playing surface, players are closer to the puck at all times. This forces players to make quicker decisions due to the lack of time and space. This format stresses the importance of puck possession, wanting to have the puck, and wanting to get it back quickly when the other team has it.

FULL ICE LEAGUE (U10, U12 and U14)

Everything starts to come together in full ice play. Team concepts take the forefront. Players will be taught how to play 5 on 5 hockey and the responsibilities of each position. They will learn to make good decisions with and without the puck in all 3 zones: offensive, defensive and neutral. Understanding the notions of time and space, players will practice using the space available to them and learn how to create options with individual skill, puck support, and awareness.

2022-2023 Season Age Classifications

USA Hockey Playing Season: September 1, 2022 thru August 31, 2023

Youth Teams

DATE OF BIRTHAGE CATEGORYAGE DIVISION
200418 Years18 & Under
200517 Years18 & Under
200616 Years16 & Under
200715 Years16 & Under
200814 Years14 & Under
200913 Years14 & Under
201012 Years12 & Under
201111 Years12 & Under
201210 Years10 & Under
20139 Years10 & Under
20148 Years8 & Under
20157 Years8 & Under
20166 Years6 & Under

Girls’ & Womens’ Teams

DATE OF BIRTHAGE CATEGORYAGE DIVISION
200319 Years19 & Under
200418 Years19 & Under
200517 Years19 & Under
200616 Years16 & Under
200715 Years16 & Under
200814 Years14 & Under
200913 Years14 & Under
201012 Years12 & Under
201111 Years12 & Under
201210 Years10 & Under
20139 Years10 & Under
20148 Years8 & Under
20157 Years8 & Under
20166 Years6 & Under
USA Hockey

USA Hockey
2022-2023 Registration

Join as a player, coach, referee, or volunteer. This is required to participate in all Reading Royals Youth Hockey Association programs.

ADM USA Hockey

USA Hockey American Developmental Model

The ADM is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players, ensuring they have a great chance to succeed.

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Interested in Coaching for the team?

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach.