The purpose of this organization shall be:
A. To teach the art of skating to all participating in the program.
B. To instruct those participating in the fundamentals of ice hockey.
C. To instill the necessary attitudes for team spirit and s
Welcome to the home of the Franklin Flyers Youth Hockey Association. Within these pages you will find everything you need to keep you well informed about our program, our teams and our Franklin Flyer family. We welcome you to our program and appreciate your support and feedback.
Free Hockey For Girls
As you may know, this year Franklin Youth Hockey started a girls hockey program. We had our first ever girls only team this season, a joint venture with Medfield, that has been very successful. The girls on the team are having fun and they have been doing well in their league. We're working to expand on that effort this year and are planning the process of adding more teams at each level.
In an effort to get more girls interested in playing, we're bringing back our "Free Hockey For Girls" in the month of March. The program is open to any girl currently not registered with Franklin Youth Hockey and will be held every Sunday at 11:00 am in the month of March, except March 16th, at the Franklin rink. The girls will be required to wear full hockey equipment to participate and the sessions will be run by current FYH coaches.
A registration for the program will be on the Franklin Youth Hockey website this week. Please check the website for the registration if your daughter is interested. The website address is franklinflyers.org.
With tryouts now scheduled, I want to send a message regarding how the tryout process works.
Player assignments to tryout groups will be posted on FYHA website ("2014-2015 Season Tryouts" tab) once registration for the 2014-2015 season ends.
All tryouts are held at Franklin's Pirelli Veteran's Skating Arena. Each player will get fully dressed and then check-in at the registration desk near the Zamboni door. The player is then assigned a colored pullover, with a number, to be worn throughout the tryout process. Each player is identified only by color and the number on the pullover. The numbers are assigned randomly and the colors have no meaning.
The number of on-ice sessions varies by age level. All levels, except Midgets, will have a skills session, with age appropriate drills, and scrimmage sessions. Midget tryouts will solely consist of scrimmages.
If a player misses a session during tryouts, that player will be given no score for that tryout. The player’s scores from the sessions he/she attended will be used and possiblyan Absent Player Evaluation form will be used as a guide to assess the player’s level for the missed session. A player who does not participate in tryouts at all will be placed at the discretion of the FYHA Board with input from the player’s coaches. I strongly encourage players attend their assigned tryout sessions.
All players, except for goaltenders, will be judged based on:
- Skating Ability - speed, pivots, agility, etc.
- Hockey Skills - puck control, shooting skills, stick-handling skills, passing skills, etc.
- Game Situational Skills - overall hockey sense, competitive edge, etc.
Team assignments will be made by the FYHA Board based on the results of the tryouts. It is anticipated that team assignments will be announced by mid-May.
Additional details can be found on the Tryout Policy found under 2014-2015 Season Tryouts > Tryout Policy.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
FYHA and the Penalty Box Pro Shop will be offering FYHA apparel for purchase this Holiday season. Below are the offerings in which FYHA will receive a small percentage of the sales towards fundraising. The shop is also offering winter hats, adult sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc. Please see Ken Assad and Dave Marchand for details. You may also contact Carolyn Meisner with any questions at
Youth Sweatsuit with embroidery - $75.00
Adult Sweatsuit with embroidery - $85.00
High Performance Shirt (all sizes) - $25.00
Hooded Sweatshirt (youth) - $35.00
Sweatpants (youth) - $25.00
Jacket - $80.00
Hockey Bags (adult) with embroidery - $110.00
Hockey Bags (intermediate) with embroidery - $100.00