The mission of the Mariners Youth Hockey Association is to provide a quality environment for learning, playing and enjoying the game of ice hockey. We combine high-level skill training to develop a competitive environment that allows our kids to develop a passion for the game while developing skills necessary to excel. They also learn important values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment, self-esteem, discipline and responsibility. The primary focus of our program is to promote and instill these fundamental values within each of our players and better to prepare them for the next steps they will take in all walks of life.
The program will start right after Labor Day Weekend and run for a minimum of 26 weeks well into March. Practice sessions will include USA Hockey ADM clinics, power skating, goaltending clinics in addition to regular team practices.
The Mariners have been assured that Rye Playland will reopen in August and we plan to return there for the upcoming season. In addition we will use Greenwich Boys and Girls Club and Chelsea Piers CT for supplemental practices and games.
Under the guidance and direction of our hockey staff, independent evaluators and our coaching staff, will run our tryouts as well as evaluate the players for proper placement.
Mite Teams (2006-2009):
Our Mite teams will concentrate on skill development, power skating and play 3x3 and 4x4 cross ice against Connecticut, Long Island and Hudson Valley teams and will play in the Chelsea Piers CT Dual County League. Our Mite Major team will play in the A division of this league that contains some of the best mite teams in the area and will also travel to several tournaments and is open to players born in 2006 and elite 2007 players. The mite program is on a sign-up basis and team placement will occur in September but evaluations will take place at our try hockey for free clinic March 29 at Chelsea Piers CT.
Squirt - Peewee – Bantam Tier III A Major Teams (2005-2000):
On the squirt-peewee-bantam levels we are fielding a Tier III A team that will play in the Hudson Valley Tier III A league. These teams will practice twice a week on weekdays and play games on weekends.
Squirt - Peewee – Bantam Tier III Minor Teams (2005-2000):
We believe that based on the talent level of the registered players, these teams will play in the Tier III Hudson Valley Tier III B league. These teams will have mainly first year players and those second year players not ready to move to the Tier III A level. These teams will also practice twice a week on weekdays and play games on weekends.
All coaches will be USA hockey certified and have passed NYS background checks. Our goal will be to have at least 2 to 3 coaches on the ice per team for games and practices. In addition, where possible we will be adding paid non parent coaches at each level. Coaches’ bios are on the coaching page of our website – and we will be adding coaches over the next few weeks.
Tryout dates and pricing All tryouts at Chelsea Piers CT unless otherwise noted
March 29 5:00-6:00pm - Try Hockey for Free Clinic, sign up for the upcoming season
Squirt - Peewee – Bantam ($90 if preregistered, $125 day of)
April 12 10-11:00
April 26 6:15-7:15pm
April 27 4:15-5:15pm
Pee Wees April 12 11:10-12:10pm
April 26 7:30-8:30pm
April 27 5:30-6:30pm
Contact our Hockey Director Rich Guberti
Midgets 16U-18U - Juniors
March 25th Hommocks 8:15pm
Please make sure you give us your correct email address, as it is our primary method of communication. Team rosters will be announced on our website by tryout number no later than 48 hours after your final tryout date.
Registration is Sunday, May 4, 2015 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Signed commitments and non-refundable deposits must be delivered to reserve a roster spot. For your convenience you may register online via our web site. Players requiring new jerseys will be fitted at that time.
Email questions to Director Rich Guberti at
Director Art DellaSalla at