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VSAHA Girls Player Development Tryouts | Register Today!

For: Birth Years 2000, 2001, 2002

What: This is a district-wide tryout conducted by the New England District

When: October 23, 2016 at Tri-Town Arena in Hookset NH.

Registration deadline: October 2, 2016

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VSAHA Boys Player Development Tryouts | Register Today!

For: Birth Years 2000, 2001, 2002

What: Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association will conduct tryouts to select players who will represent VSAHA at the New England District Festival Weekend and/or District Development Camps.

When: Tryouts are October 2nd and October 16th at Cairns Arena
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Warm ups, Try out & Pre-season ice schedule

By Karen Poulin 09/25/2016, 2:15pm EDT

Below is the warm up, try out and pre-season ice schedule for TRAVEL TEAMS (Squirt, U10,Peewee,Bantam) this does not include HOUSE TEAMS (initiation,house mites, cross ice)


Please note that there is a goalie clinic on Tuesday 9/27@6:10 pm and Saturday 10/8@9:00 am


Peewee's are the only team this year that have a try out to determine player placement. Squirts, U10 and Bantam teams ice is for pre-season practices.

Email me with any questions!

Thank you!



Tuesday  9/27 - PRACTICE                                            

6:10 pm    Goalie Clinic                                   

7:10 pm    Bantam                                                  


Thursday 9/29-PRACTICE

6:10 pm Squirt & U10 Girls

7:10 pm Pee Wee


Tuesday 10/4 

6:10 pm           Pee wee warm up drills w/ Alec                                 

7:10 pm           Squirt practice


Wednesday 10/5                             

6:10 pm           Pee wee  TRY OUT                       

7:10 pm           U10 Girls practice               


Thursday 10/6

6:10 pm Pee Wee TRY OUT

7:10 pm Bantam practice


Friday 10/7                              

6:10 pm           Pee wee TRY OUT                        

7:10 pm           Bantam practice          


Saturday 10/8

9:00 am Goalie clinic 

10:00 am Squirts & U10 Girls practice

2016/2017 Registration Is Open

By jjv5 09/15/2016, 9:00am EDT

Dust the Rust Weekend for Squirts, U10 Girls, Peewees, Bantams & Midgets
  • 8:00am EDT - 5:00pm EDT September 23rd, 2016 
  • We are having a Dust the Rust warm up weekend September 23-25th for Squirts, U10 Girls, Pee Wee, Bantam  & Midget players.  The weekend will consist of scrimmages, skills competition, and skating clinic.  The fee per player for the weekend is $30.  Here is what the weekend will look like time wise:

    Friday Sept. 23rd:

    6:00-7:00pm Squirts & U10 Girls

    7:10-8:10pm Pee Wees

    8:20-9:20pm Bantams/Midgets

    Saturday Sept . 24th

    8:00-9:50am Squirts & U10 girls

    12:10-2:00pm Pee Wee

    2:10-4:00pm Bantams/Midgets

    Sunday Sept. 25th

    8:00-9:00am Squirts & U10 Girls

    9:10-10:10am PeeWees

    10:20-11:20am Bantams/Midgets


  • Location: Leddy Park

Coaching for 2016/2017 season

By Alec Smail 09/07/2016, 9:45pm EDT

It's that time of year again.  As some of you might know my name is Alec Smail and I'm currently the coaching director for BAHA.  I would like to hold our annual coaches meeting on Sunday 9/18/16@9:00am upstairs at Leddy.  The purpose of this meeting is go over any changes that might be going on through USA hockey as well as discuss the expectations as a coach from our organization. If you know anyone who would like to coach or might be new to the process, please have them come and sit in.  This also gives me a chance to see what kind of help we are looking at this year.  


Please make sure that you are up to date with all certifications including coaching clinics, online modules and safe sport.  I will discuss specifics at the meeting but the big thing is signing up for the coaching clinics.  Below is a list of dates so please sign up through the USA hockey website if you are required to, for these are it and if missed there is no making up at a later date.   If you have any question or concerns please email me directly at      


Level 1

   - Essex,          Sept 25th,   8am

   - Woodstock,  Oct 30th,     8am

Level 2

   - Stowe,           Oct 9th,      8am

   - Northfield,      Nov 20th,   8am

Level 3

   -Stowe,            Oct 16th,     8am

   -Middlebury,     Dec 4th,     8am

Go to and hit the "coaches" tab then scroll to "coaching clinics". Go to "search clinic" and enter VT.  The list of clinics in Vermont will come up.



Alec Smail

House Program Descriptions

By Karen Poulin 09/07/2016, 9:15pm EDT

 BAHA House Programs

The progression of levels goes as follows:
Ages 3-8, cost $250, $75 for first year skaters 8yrs and under.
New skaters learning the basics from standing alone on skates to moving with a stick and puck. Skate 1 time a week Saturday morning at either 8:15am or 9:25am alternating starting time monthly.  Total of 1 hour of ice per week
House Mites
Ages 4-8,cost $450 more confident skaters, can skate independently, can stop and turn, beginning to move with stick and puck. The focus of this group is fine tuning skating skills, start learning the basics of the game of hockey. This group meets 2 times a week. Friday’s at 6:30pm and Sunday at 8:00am. Towards the end of the season we schedule some fun games with other local associations. Total of 2 hours of ice a week
Cross Ice  & U8 Girls
ages 5-8, cost $625 Stronger skaters, can stop, turn, move the puck. This group practices once during the week and typically has one practice and one game on the weekend. Games are at Leddy park  and some travel to away games is necessary.  Furthest rinks we play are Middlebury and St. Albans. Total of 3 hours of ice a week. 

U8 girls team is a cross ice team of just girls that plays against girls only cross ice teams  from other organizations.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: It is recommended that skaters at all levels have full gear: skates, helmet, elbow pads, shin guards, hockey pants, chest protector and gloves. All skaters need a minimum of skates, helmet, gloves and a stick. The more padding the less it hurts to fall or get hit with a puck!
ALSO: Coaches are always in demand! If you are interested in becoming a coach contact Alec Smail the head of cosching at  There is a coaches meeting on Sunday September 18, 2016@9:00am at Leddy.  You also need to be USA Hockey certified. The next course being offered for Level 1 is Sunday September 25th at the Essex rink. Visit the USA Hockey website at under “coaching” to register for the coaching clinic.
Contact Danielle Bean with questions