2020/2021 Preseason Announcement
As we near the start of registration for the 2020-21 hockey season, we want to update you on the approach we’re taking to get the kids back on the ice as safely as possible. As with everything right now, we’re dealing with a set of ever-changing regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic that will guide the way the season looks and runs.
The WYHA board has been meeting throughout the summer, including to adopt a budget that keeps fees at the same level as last season. We’re also working to navigate the many unknowns we’re facing with directives from county and state public health officials, as well as recommendations and guidelines from the Wisconsin Amatuer Hockey Association and USA Hockey. Through all of this our main goal is to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for our children to play hockey. One thing we have done to help realize this goal was to create a position that monitors all of the current COVID-19 related policies and keep the club up to date on the latest protocols. Wildcat parent and doctor Ryan Porter has offered to serve as the Wildcats’ COVID-19 adviser. Thank you, Ryan. We’re also working closely with the Ice Pond administrators, who are in close contact with county officials, about cleaning protocols and creating a safe situation on the ice.
With all of these uncertainties and special rules comes varying degrees of frustration. We ask for your patience and flexibility as the season comes together, even though we don’t know yet how it will look. Right now, we’re planning to open registration on Aug. 15, and we ask that you register as soon as possible so we can get a sense of our numbers. We won’t require a deposit at this time. The only commitment we ask is that you register your skater with USA Hockey as you normally would prior to registering. The first payments for the season will be due by Sept. 15, after practices have started for older age groups (the younger skaters will start in October). Player evaluations are slated for the end of September, and we’ll send more details about those when they get closer.
There are a lot of question marks about the year ahead, but the Wildcat Youth Hockey Association is working to provide a safe hockey experience for your skater this season. We know from watching our own kids this spring and summer how important it is to have an outlet in sports, and we hope hockey can be part of their physical and emotional well being going forward.
We’ll continue to update everyone as we learn more. Please check the Wildcats website and Facebook page for more information, and let us know if you have any questions.
2020/2021 Dates to Know
Saturday, Aug. 15: Registration begins
Week of Sept. 7: Tentative start to practice for Squirt-Bantam
Sept. 15: First fee payment due
Week of Sept. 28: Player evaluations begin
Week of Oct. 5: Tentative start to practice for 8U and 6U skaters
Nov. 15: Second fee payment due
Jan. 15: Third and final fee payment due
Register Now - WYHA Golf Outing
Save the Date for this year's WYHA Golf outing. The event is scheduled for Friday August 14th with a 1pm shotgun start. It may be a bit different in format this year, but promises loads of fun.
We need volunteers for donations, facilitating the event,
helping with collection of registrations or setting up and online
registration. Volunteers will receive hours to contribute to
this year's upcoming volunteer hours. People who are wanting
to volunteer can email Elizabeth Port at
Live Barn at the Ice Pond
LiveBarn is up and running!
Get ready for the season by subscribing to LiveBarn ! Be sure to use PROMO CODE: f761-4b01 for a discount on your subscription!
The Ice Pond at Waunakee is equipped with LiveBarn's latest broadcast technology, featuring an improved automated tracking algorithm for weekend/tournament games, and a full-ice panoramic view perfect for practices, cross-ice mites and other non-game events. Stream unlimited live and on demand footage from any of LiveBarn's nearly 1,000 sports surfaces.
This season, we will be broadcasting all games played at Live & On Demand via .
·follow along with the action from their mobile device, tablet or computer either live or at a more convenient time
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·submit highlights directly to LiveBarn for Plays of the Week
·share great plays via social media and email!
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be sure your profile reflects our Promo Code. To do this:
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For more information or to sign up, visit www.livebarn.com .
New to Hockey - Start with one of our beginning skater programs
Are you interested in introducing your child to skating and the sport of ice hockey? If so, we have a path and plan for your child.
Learn the fundamentals of skating. The LTS program has two sessions. Each session runs about 10 weeks with a 1 hour practice session per week. Practice times and days may vary, but will typically be early Saturday mornings. Once the schedule is available you may access it on the website (see the link below). Skates and a hockey or bike helmet is all that is needed. Click here for more information about Learn to Skate.
Children continue the fundamentals of skating with added hockey skills and scrimmages during practice. Full hockey equipment is required. What was previously called "Learn To Play (LTP)" will now be incorporated with the 6U and 8U programs. There is no longer a separate level for LTP. Please sign up for 6U or 8U level depending on your child’s age. If your skater is new to hockey, and not sure if he/she is quite ready to go all-in, we will have a path for them, contact either the 6Uor 8UALD for information about that.
Schedule: Once the schedule is set you will be able to access it from the website ( schedule page ).
A USA hockey registration number is required, which is free for kids 6 or under, as of Dec. 31. If your child is over 6 years of age and you are registering for LTS please contact our registrar prior to registration to see about possibly waiving the USA hockey fee. The USA hockey fee is required for all other levels.
New Parent Info
2019-20 Parent Handbook
Click on the link below to download a copy of the
2019-20 Parent Handbook.
Follow us on Facebook
Did you know WYHA had a Facebook page? We have been posting some great pictures and information. Come join us!
There are no club or community events scheduled.
Please refer to the
schedule page for the
practice and game schedule.