About Us

Amherst Youth Hockey is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing local boys and girls with the opportunity to learn and play ice hockey. Our organization is founded on the principles of USA Hockey, Inc.'s American Development Model, and we strive to instill in each hockey participant the necessary skills to succeed on and off the ice. We believe that the proper mix of recreation and competitiveness, sportsmanship, and the concept of teamwork is vital to developing well-rounded individuals and successful athletes.

At Amherst Youth Hockey, we take great pride in selecting, appointing and/or approving coaches, managers, instructors, and administrators who demonstrate strong leadership and a commitment to excellence. Our coaches are trained to teach the skills of skating and the game of hockey properly, and they work diligently to ensure discipline in all phases of participation, before, during, and after games. Our goal is to foster an environment of respect, sportsmanship, and camaraderie that allows each player to reach their full potential both on and off the ice.

We believe that hockey is more than just a game, it's a community. Amherst Youth Hockey is committed to encouraging camaraderie among our players, coaches, and their families. We believe that building strong relationships and fostering a sense of belonging is essential to creating a positive experience for everyone involved. We organize team-building activities, social events, and other opportunities for our players and their families to connect and grow together.

At Amherst Youth Hockey, we are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for all of our participants. We work closely with USA Hockey, Inc. and other organizations to ensure that we are up-to-date on the latest best practices for player safety, injury prevention, and risk management. Our organization is committed to providing a positive and inclusive experience for all of our players, regardless of their background or skill level.

In summary, Amherst Youth Hockey is a dedicated and passionate organization that believes in the power of ice hockey to teach important life skills and foster positive relationships. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for our players, coaches, and families, and we believe that by working together, we can help each participant reach their full potential both on and off the ice.

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