The Raleigh Youth Hockey Association (RYHA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in May of 1987. RYHA has served the Raleigh and Triangle area for 25 years. RYHA is the largest USA Hockey travel based association in the Carolinas with nearly 300 members ranging in age from 8 to 18. We offer a comprehensive set of programs ranging from Skills Development Clinics to competitive league programs for Tier II A through Tier I AAA Travel players.
In February of 2007, RYHA formed a partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes NHL Team. The Hurricanes through their Canes Youth and Amateur Hockey (CYAH) program work closely with the RYHA to develop and promote youth hockey. Under this partnership, all RYHA teams are known as the Carolina Junior Hurricanes and wear the Hurricanes logo.
The Junior Hurricanes work collaboratively with area House/Recreational programs to develop youth hockey players skills and provide additional competitive playing opportunities. Vision Statement
We help every young athlete reach their full potential.
The mission of the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association is to:
Provide hockey players with quality coaching, appropriate training and competition necessary to foster growth.
Create an atmosphere in which players will have the opportunity to develop their individual skills and team play.
Provide ice hockey programs from Developmental A through Tier I (AAA) skill levels.
Provide opportunities for camps and educational clinics to hockey players and their families.
Instill the values of team spirit, sportsmanship and fair play.
Provide an environment in which each player, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, or ethnic background, is treated fairly, with respect, and in a positive, supportive manner.
Foster safety, fairness, and fun.
Commitment - Fully involve and pledge ourselves to achieving our full potential.
Hard Work - Always give our best effort in the things we do.
Passion - Devote ourselves to and be enthusiastic about playing, coaching and supporting the sport of ice hockey.
Integrity - Be honest, truthful, and never compromise on our principles.
Sportsmanship - Show fairness and respect to teammates and opponents alike. Be gracious in winning and losing.
Teamwork - Put aside individual needs or wants and work together for the benefit of the team and organization.
Have Fun - Enjoy the sport of ice hockey and camaraderie with teammates.
Respect - Show consideration and regard for our teammates, coaches, referees, opponents, and fans and avoid put downs or trash talk.
What does Purpose...Passion...Play mean to RYHA:
Purpose - Provide players with quality coaching and competition, so they have the opportunity to reach their highest potential in athletic and team skills.
Passion - Instill the values of team spirit, sportsmanship and a love of the game.
Play - Provide an environment that fosters safety, fairness, and fun.
We will provide the necessary resources for hockey players to reach their full potential.