Welcome to Bradford Youth Hockey. We are now in our 8th season of play. Our teams currently participate in the MOHL division of Western New York amateur hockey league based out of Buffalo. We provide an in house program for development of kids at any skill level, serving Bradford, PA and the surrounding areas. Players and parent volunteers are always welcome to join us in our mission to promote the sport.
Bradford Youth Hockey Club Mission Statement:
The Bradford Youth Hockey Club's mission is to introduce the youth of our area communities to the great game of ice hockey, such that every child, through their participation in the program, can enjoy a positive, character building sports experience while creating a passion for the game. Bradford Youth Hockey Club believes that through the development of every individual the collective team benefits resulting depth, diversity, and cohesion. This produces a level of confidence that brings success in the competitive hockey environment. Emphasis will always be placed upon education, personal development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The individual conduct of board members, coaches, players, and parents will be maintained to ensure a positive culture in which all can honor the sport and exemplify an organization in which to be proud of. And above all else... "It's always about the kids"
• Do not force your children to participate in sports, but support their desires to play their chosen sport. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun.
• Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
• Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
• Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
• Know and study the rules of the game, and support the officials on and off the ice. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
• Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell at or physically abuse your child after a game or practice - it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
• Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them. If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about hockey - and volunteer.
Spectators Code of Conduct:
• Display good sportsmanship. Always respect players, coaches and officials.
• Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans; enjoy the game together.
• Cheer good plays of all participants; do not boo opponents.
• Cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play; profanity and objectionable cheers or gestures are offensive.
• Help provide a safe and fun environment; throwing any items on the surface can cause injury to players and officials.
• Do not lean over or pound on the glass or fence; the glass and fence surrounding the surface if part of the playing area.
• Support the referees and coaches by trusting their judgment and integrity.
• Be responsible for your own safety - be alert to prevent accidents from flying pucks and other avoidable situations.
• Respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches and officials.
• Be supportive after the game - win or lose.
• Recognize good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.