Welcome to Hockey!

So you're thinking about hockey. Great! We love seeing new faces around the rink. We can't wait to have you join our growing hockey family!

Click the link below for a brochure tailored to parents by USA Hockey (the national coordinating organization). It helps explain some of the basics of youth hockey. A good starting point on rules, penalties, terminology and equipment. 

USA Hockey Parents Guide to Hockey

At Sauk Prairie Youth Hockey Association (SPYHA) our program starts with the Cross Ice or U6 level. This covers ages 4-7 usually and is all about introducing kids to the ice and getting them comfortable being on skates.

Hockey is for both boys and girls.  Sauk Prairie co-ops with Baraboo for an all girls program. Girls have the option of skating on the girls team (thru the Baraboo co-op) or they may join any SPYHA age appropriate team (skating with boys).   

If you have any questions about any program at SPYHA, contact Bob Jelinek at bjelinek@badgerswimpools.com.

If you're ready to register, click here or contact Jason Begalske at jasonbegalske@msn.com.


Rules of Ice Hockey

Rules of Ice Hockey

U6 (hockey players 6 years old and under) Program
The U6 program is designed as an introduction to the game of hockey.  We learn the basic skills of skating, stick handling and working together as a team.  The program focuses on developing the skills of each player in a non-competitive atmosphere.  Our goal is to teach kids the basics without the pressure of games and competition.  In the second half of the season, we do play some games for the experience, but we don't keep score.  The main purpose of this program is to get kids on the ice, teach them the basic skills of the sport and have fun!  Additional information can be found on the U6 letter.


Age Level Classifications 2015-2016 Season

Birth Year      Classification:

2001             Bantam
2002            Bantam
2003            Pee Wee
2004            Pee Wee
2005            Squirt
2006            Squirt
2007            U8
2008            U8
2009            U6
2010             U6
2011              U6
2012             U6