OYHA Mission Statement
Orono Hockey Boosters provides a traveling hockey program for youth in the Orono community, including but not limited to students in the Orono Minnesota School District. We operate American Development Model (ADM) programs for kids at the 4-9 year old level as well as traveling teams for boys at the A, B, and C levels for Squirts, PeeWees, and Bantams, and for girls at the U10, U12, and U15 levels. We also are committed to offering a program at other youth levels (Junior Gold) when the demand within our association justifies doing so. We operate under the terms of a Code of Conduct that is signed and acknowledged by all players, parents, and coaches each season.
Our philosophy is to promote the growth and development of players in a fun, fair, and safe environment that maximizes player participation and skill development at all levels while also developing sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence.
We believe that participation in youth hockey should lead to building of personal self-esteem, self-discipline, social skills, and respect for others.
We are committed to evaluating our programs on an ongoing basis to ensure that we are serving our memberships’ needs, developing our players at all skill levels, and providing a positive experience for our youth.
2019 - 2020 Mite, Jr. Gold and 15U Registration Is Still Open
We will be having two goalie only pre-season clinics starting this Saturday, 9/14 at noon. This is open to current goalies and any player who is interested in trying goalie at the Bantam, Pewee, Squirt, U10 and up levels.
Following the goalie only clinic on September 22nd, there will be a pre-season goalie kickoff meeting. We encourage both parents and goalies to attend. We have some exciting advancements in our goalie program for the 2019-20 season. We also want to set expectations for tryouts and answer any questions as it relates to tryouts and team placements. Please see the dates and locations for the 2 Goalie Clinics below.
*Saturday, September 14th. 12:00pm - 1:00pm Goalie Clinic at Orono Morrison Arena.
*Sunday, September 22nd. 4:15pm - 5:00pm Goalie Clinic at Thaler Ice Arena in Mound.
*Sunday, September 22nd. 5:30pm - 6:15pm Goalie Pre-Season Meeting at Thaler.