Southern Maine Youth Hockey

2019-2020 Beginning Hockey Program



 2019-2020 Beginning Hockey Program

with Southern Maine Youth Hockey Association

SMYHA is proud to offer Beginning Hockey Programs.

This level is dedicated to introduce players to learning the game of hockey skating proficiency and skill development.

Break the ICE is for athletes that are interested in trying hockey but aren't sure if they are going to love it to continue the full season. This is a 10 sessions program  Tuition: $50 to first time skaters only who have not participated in any previous program with Southern Maine Youth Hockey.  Those that have participated in a previous SMYHA program would need to register in our Atoms or Initiation program.
BTI Players will have the opportunity to transfer into the Atoms season if they are ice ready. (Tuition is pro-rated- "Upgrade")
Atoms is our 6 and younger division that want to play a full season.  Tuition $425
Initiation: Players 7 years old or older that would like to start to play hockey are required to go through our beginning hockey program called Initiation, before being able to play on an official team which provides a season of instructional hockey.  These players, upon demonstration of appropriate skill & ability, may start to integrate into Tier 4 teams at the end of January by being invited to participate in team practices at the players age-level.  The goal is for these players to get them skating at the level of their peers by the end of the season. Tuition $425

Break-the-ICE:  $50

Atoms: $425

Initiation: $425

UPGRADES from Break-the ICE program:  

to Atom $285 (only pay in full payment option available)

to Initiation $285 (only pay in full payment option available)


Payments Option:

Payment in Full online (For Break the Ice and upgrades)

Payment Plan Online - divided into four payments:  At the point of registration $110, September 15th $105, October 15th $105, and November 15 $105.


This registration session will allow you to sign consents, complete contact information and submit payment.  To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account.

USA Hockey Requirement

Each Player must register first with USA Hockey and then return to this Registration Session to signup for the 2019-2020 Season.

  • Step 1:  CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number.
  • Step 2:  Return to this registration and proceed. Later in this registration session you will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.

Please note  USA Hockey registration for children 6 and under is free but is still required. 

Jennie Franceschi


Jenn Dorsey

Beginning Hockey Director