Parent Playbook

Our Purpose

We exist to work toward the development of a complete and stable youth hockey program. The complete program should allow all individuals to participate at some level. The stability is derived by the Association's establishment of reasonable disciplinary standards for players, coaches, and fans. The display of personal respect and courtesy among all persons involved must always be maintained. Our goal is an acceptable, wholesome, sportsmanlike atmosphere.

The three basic concepts form the foundation of our program; in order of priority are: 

  1. Fun and Recreation. This is of first importance. Our mutual youth hockey program exists to provide a safe enjoyable experience for participants. If a player is having a good time, interest in a sport will deepen and develop. Fun and interest combine to create a learning environment.
  2. Learning. Learning becomes the logical extension of a safe enjoyable experience. We exist to encourage coaches, officials, and players to commit themselves to expand and widen the ability level.
  3. Competition.  Emphasis on competition is realistic and meaningful. Competition tests the ability level and challenges players and coaches to improve. We exist to provide opportunities of safe, controlled competition leading to respect of others’ abilities, the joy of participation, and the victory of improving one's skills.    

Overemphasis of competition is a negative experience we seek to avoid. "To win at all costs" creates an atmosphere of hostility toward opposing players and coaches, and a disregard of regulations which exist for the safety of players.

Sauk Prairie Youth Hockey Association has adopted the USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy. This policy is designed to enhance the enjoyment for all those who participate in youth hockey. It is required that a sportsmanlike and educational atmosphere be maintained during and after all USA Hockey sanctioned games.  We encourage our members to abide by the USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy.

This Is Our Ice

Taking Pride in our home

Our hockey association is one of very few in the state that owns our own rink. And as a member of the association, YOU own the rink. We don’t rent it or lease it from the Village, and we have full responsibility for the maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep of it. As owners of the rink, it is each of our responsibly to volunteer time to work the concession stand, clean the lobby, assist with a fundraiser, etc.

For every game we play in our rink, we are inviting guests into our hockey home. Wherever they come from, our rink is the first thing they see when they arrive. They walk into the breezeway and see the multitude of trophies our children have earned. The lobby is next on the list, then, maybe the rest room - all the while, whether they know it or not, they are seeing our rink and determining if they like it here or not. The parents won’t touch the ice, so what does that leave them to judge? The building and how clean it is, the condition of the locker rooms and friendliness of the concession staff. 

We hope that each of you will have a sense of pride when it comes to our building, keeping it clean and reminding younger children and siblings that it is not a playground. It is our hockey home, and we ask you each to do your part in keeping it looking nice and leaving it in better shape than was left to us. The rink was built by incredible volunteers in 1996 and 25 years later, there have been many improvements along the way. We owe a huge thank you to the volunteers who have helped this building progress to what it is today!

Programs & Offerings

Click on the image to learn more about each of our programs offerings.

Flyers

A co-ed hockey program for all levels of play.

Monkeys

An all-girls hockey program for 10U – 12U levels of play.   

Whitecaps

An all-girls hockey program for 14U level of play.

Learn to Play

Learn to Skate

Board of Directors

Our SPYHA Board of Directions & Lead Volunteers can be located on the Board of Directors & Volunteers page.

SPYHA board meetings are typically held on the third Sunday of each month at 7:00 PM. The agenda for each month will be posted the week of the meeting. Minutes for each month are posted after the next month's meeting, following board approval. 

Board meetings are open to the public, though occasionally there may be a topic that needs to be "closed". Please contact a board member if you are interested in presenting at the meeting, or addressing the board with questions, comments, concerns, or feedback.

Evaluations

At the beginning of each season, Sauk Prairie Youth Hockey will conduct formal player evaluations for the 14U/Bantam, 12U/PeeWee, and 10U/Squirt classifications for the purposes of forming teams when there are enough players to form more than one team at an age classification. These evaluation sessions will focus on both player skills and competitive situations.

At the 8U and 6U levels, informal evaluations may be conducted during regular practice sessions if there is a need to form teams due to participation in a Region 4 Red, White, Blue (RWB) or similar league. More details can be found in the Evaluations Policy.

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Hockey Equipment

The infographic below serves as a standard youth hockey equipment guide. Your child they will need each piece of equipment shown in the photo below. This ensures that they will be as safe as possible while on the ice.  

Game Day Duties

Hockey game day is an exciting day, and it takes every parent throughout the season volunteering to help make game day a success. This is a requirement as a member of each team your child(ren) are assigned to and it does not fulfill your required volunteer hours for the association. For home games, each team is responsible to fulfill the following ‘official game day’ duties.

  • Penalty Box
  • Official Scorekeeper
  • Game Clock Operator
  • PA/Music Operator (optional)



For away games, we will need to provide a Penalty Box operator for our team’s penalty box.

Please note, these positions are considered ‘officials of the game’ and you will need to refrain from cheering while performing these important duties.  

Fundraising

There is no mandatory fundraising for SPYHA members. Throughout the year SPYHA will have opportunities to reduce your future registration fees.

SCRIPS

Forget about traditional fundraisers that involve selling or spending extra money. With scrip fundraising, you can easily earn money for SPYHA and reduce your membership fee while you shop!

Simply use scrip gift cards for everyday purchases and earn a rebate on each one at no additional cost. Cards from your favorite places and companies are available for gas, shopping, dining and more!

GOAL IN THE HOLE – GOLF OUTING

The Goal in the Hole annual golf outing is one of our largest fundraisers of the year, typically held in early June. This is a great way to get involved, give back and support SPYHA!  

LIVEBARN

LiveBarn provides online broadcasts of youth and amateur sports at hundreds of venues across the US & Canada. Games are broadcast both Live and via On Demand replay. Family & Friends can watch online when they can’t make it to the game. Coaches and players can re-play their games, share video highlights or download full games for further review.

 LiveBarn is available on a monthly subscription basis starting at $14.95/month.

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While viewing On Demand, you can SHARE 30-second highlights via social media and email or DOWNLOAD 30-minute clips and store up to 30 hours of video per month (premium accounts).

LITTLE CAESAR’S PIZZA

Each fall, families are encouraged to sell pizza and other products from the Little Caesar’s catalog to earn SPYHA credits ($5 per/kit or product sold). Little Caesar’s catalogs sales are generally during the month of November with orders arriving in early December.  

WISCONSIN STATE COW CHIP THROW

Each year SPYHA participates in the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw by hosting a Dunk Tank. Volunteers are needed to work throughout the festival. Not only is this a great way to give back to SPYHA, but you’ll have loads of fun in the process!

SPYHA Apparel Store

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SPYHA Personalized Hockey Apparel

Style & Stitches can embroider the Flyers, Monkey or Whitecaps logo on SPYHA approved Hockey apparel or gear. Please review the approved apparel guide below before you make a trip to see Chad at Style & Stitches!

Approved Apparel Flyers

The Flyers’ logo may be embroidered onto a black hockey brand jacket. Approved Hockey Brands included: Bauer, CCM, Warrior, Easton & Tron. All other brands must seek board approval.

Approved Apparel Monkeys

The Monkey’s logo may be embroidered onto a gray hockey brand jacket. Approved Hockey Brands included: Bauer, CCM, Warrior, Easton & Tron. All other brands must seek board approval.

Approved Apparel Whitecaps

The WhiteCaps’s logo may be embroidered onto a navy hockey brand jacket. Approved Hockey Brands included: Bauer, CCM, Warrior, Easton & Tron. All other brands must seek board approval.

Style & Stitiches

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