Palouse Youth Hockey Association

2020 - 2021 PYHA Player Registration


Welcome to Bears Hockey!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 PYHA Player Registration!


Players must be registered with both USA Hockey and PYHA before they will be allowed to participate in any dryland or on-ice activities.  In addition, players born 2003 or earlier must complete SafeSport training with parental approval before they can be rostered to play in games.


Before registering your player(s) with PYHA, you must:

  1. Register with USA Hockey and obtain a 2020-21 USA Hockey Confirmation number. The registration fee for USA Hockey is $46 per person (plus a $10 affiliate fee for Idaho residents or the current affiliate fee for Washington) for those born before 2014. For players born 2014 or after, you must still register with USA Hockey but the fee is waived. []
  2. Have a SportsEngine account. Login or Sign Up for your free account. Information is at the bottom of this page.

Once you have logged into your SportsEngine account, please have ready your:

  1. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, and
  2. 2020-21 USA Hockey Confirmation Number (if you are a registering a returning player, last year's number may appear in the box. Erase it and put in the 2020-21 number)

Registration for PYHA begins at the bottom of this page, once you are signed into your SportsEngine account. Click "Continue" to enter registration.

Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from PYHA.

Making sure everyone gets PYHA announcements via e-mail

Association emails to the entire membership are generated through Sportsengine to inform on local and state association activities, online voting (primary email only), and important hockey related information.  Please make sure that everyone who needs to be receiving PYHA e-mails does: 

  1. Login into your SportsEngine account. 
  2. On the top navigation, click Profile or Household.
  3. Select the profile of the player to which you want to link your account so you will also receive the messages sent to the child. 
  4. Verify that email addresses are included in the Contact Information. If one isn't listed, click Add Email Address and enter the email address. This email address will be used to link the accounts together.
  5. On the bottom left, in the Linked Accounts section, click Add. 
  6. Enter the email address that you would like to link and click Send Invitation. Until the other user accepts the invitation, it will display Pending Acceptance by their name in the Linked Accounts section.  
  7. If you would like to CC an email address without a SportsEngine Account, you can add a secondary email address to your account by clicking add a secondary email address.

If you have questions, please contact Joanne Tirocke at or access SportEngine's help section (

New PYHA Policies

Questions regarding the new PYHA Policies (Code of Conduct and Covid Pledge) should be addressed to President Chet Hervey ( or Vice President Jeremy Foss (

PYHA COVID Mitigation Policies and Procedures

The following information is being provided in order for all PYHA families to understand the current policies and procedures which will be instituted at the Palouse Ice Rink and during PYHA activities in response to the COVID pandemic. Please read prior to registering. 

Your Player's Division (Age Classification)

PYHA follows the age classifications defined by USA Hockey that are based on birthyear.   The following table is provided for your information.


PYHA Fees for 2020-2021

Due to uncertainties with the pandemic and the season, PYHA will be instituting a a 2-payment plan, splitting registration costs with half paid at registration and half due January 10, 2021.  Second half payments will automatically be debited from the SAME ACCOUNT on  January 10, 2021. 


In the even of a season cancellation due to rink closure or other situation, no refunds will be given; instead, returning players will receive a voucher for registration fees in the 2021 -2022 season pro-rated from this season.   Players in their last season will not be reimbursed. 


All transactions will incur a Transaction Rate and Fee: 3.0% (in addition to the total registration fee) + $1.00/payment. This fee will be collected at registration, including $1 per each payment of a payment plan.


For information on the new player discount and the sibling discounts, please see below.

Payment Schedule

Payment 6U 8U 10U 12U 14U 18U B 18U A
Payment 1 at registration $57.50 $195.00 $195.00 $210.00 $237.50 $362.50 $362.50
Payment 2 - 1/10/2021 $57.50 $195.00 $195.00 $210.00 $237.50 $362.50 $362.50
Total $115.00 $390.00 $390.00 $420.00 $475.00 $725.00 $725.00

*Additional fees for 14U or 12U Player Development

PYHA has secured an additional hour of ice time each week for 12U and 14U players who are interested in the development of "higher level" hockey skills and strategies. Interested 14U and 12U players will pay an additional fee (estimated to be $200 ) to cover additional practices. There may be opportunities to play travel/rep-level games and tournaments at an additional cost. The team manager will collect this fee.

New Player Discount and Sibling Discount



"New Player" Discount Fee ($50)*

Any player who is new to PYHA and registering as either a 12U, 10U, or 8U is entitled to register at a one-time lower rate.  If you are registering both new and returning players, register the new player as the 1st player for this discount to work.


Sibling Discount ($25)*

If you are registering more than one youth player in your immediate family this season, your family can receive a $25 discount on the registration fee for the second (and any additional) child(ren). This discount does not apply to the first player registering in a family, new players, or players in the 6U division.

In order for the registration system to recognize that your family is registering multiple players:

  • please register all of your players at the same time, registering new players first. 
  • On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player;" please click on this link to ensure that all of your family's players are registered within the same session. 
  • Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of the discount.


*Due to already low registration fees, discounts do not apply to 6U players.


Families taking advantage of the special fee for New Players (8U- through 12U-level players) will be eligible to receive only one discount (e.g. Sibling or New Player, but not both).


Special Circumstances

If you need another payment option, please email or PLEASE SEND THE EMAIL AND RECEIVE A REPLY BEFORE YOU REGISTER WITH PYHA.  Thank you!

League Service - Update for the 2020 -2021 Season

While volunteerism remains critical to the functioning of Palouse Youth Hockey and helps keep costs down while supporting our programs, due to the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic and its impacts on families, PYHA is waiving the League Service requirement for the 2020-2021 season.  PYHA does encourage families to support our programs in whatever way you are able during this season and to recognize that our coaches, managers, board members, and others are continuing to volunteer their time so PYHA can have a season.


PYHA will be working to improve on its league service initiative to bring back a new system in the 2021 -2022 season. 

Gear Rental for 6U, 8U, and 10U Players

Hockey equipment is available to borrow for the season on a first-come, first-served basis for $40.28 (tax included). For more information, please read the Gear Rental Agreement below.


By enrolling in the Gear Rental program, you are agreeing to the conditions set forth in the Gear Rental Agreement (below) and the fee will be added to your registration.

USAH Waiver of Liability, Concussion Information, and SafeSport Policies

During your registration with USA Hockey, the following information was provided and acknowledged:  USAH Waiver of Liability, Concussion Information , and USA Hockey SafeSport Policies.  These documents are provided below for your reference. 


Relevant concussion information and Return to Play Protocols are outlined in the document below.  Note that medical clearance following a concussion is required for an athlete to return to practice and games.


New SafeSport Policies for players 17 and 18 years old were instituted. Text is highlighted in the SafeSport Policies document below.


PYHA Board Members and Volunteers


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Joanne Tirocke