ACFYHA (Avon Hockey) is a non-profit youth hockey association open to all individual girls and boys eighteen (18) years of age and under. Player team placement and eligibility is determined by their respective date of birth as of December 31st of the current hockey season. This is determined by the USA HOCKEY age classifications as posted on the Avon Hockey registration website page.
Within each division both travel and/or in-house programs will be offered. The number of travel and developmental teams will be determined by the Board of Directors after consulting with the Division Directors based on the enrollment and the skills of each player within each division. In addition to the above five divisions, Avon Hockey will also offer a developmental program providing sufficient participants are available within each enrolment season.
Philosophies and Guidelines for Avon Hockey Playing Levels
The philosophy for all teams and programs in the Avon Hockey is to help our players to become self-confident, team-oriented people using ice hockey as a means to support individual character development. The goal of Avon Hockey is to enable all players to develop as people through participation in the team sport of ice hockey. With a foundation of self-confidence built on the ice, the players will gain a true love for the sport. This love will allow participation in hockey for many years to come, as players, administrators, referees and coaches. The ice rink is a place where they should experience fun, good sportsmanship and excitement.
While developing a competitive spirit is important to player character, the Avon Hockey board of directors will continue to stress the importance of team and player development first, leaving winning and individual success as a secondary priority. Every attempt will be made to find well-qualified coaches who embody the spirit of this philosophy and recognize the impact they have on the players under their direction. Everyone associated with Avon Hockey should look forward to their involvement with youth ice hockey, feeling good that they are involved with the "Coolest Game on Earth".