Tuition Payments 07/11/2013 Please MAIL all tuition Payments to GCYH:
PO BOX 942
UPDATE - 2014-2015 Season Registration is OPEN
REMINDER - REMINDER
Dear Members and Former Members:
We have opened registration for the 2014-2015 Playing Season for U8-Mites through Midgets and Coaches. Registration for U6-Mite Development (Mite ADM) and LTS season will open during the summer. Please register for next season using the Register On-Line Button on the Left Side Navigation Bar.
NOTE: Your player or players MUST be registered on-line for the 2014-2015 season prior to the start of Evaluations for their age group - as this helps us to determine how to equally split the players into groups.
Your Player Evaluation Fee of $200 must be brought with you to the first player evaluation session for your player's division. Players will not be allowed to participate without receipt of the $200 registration fee. If the player notifies us in writing by April 30 th, 2014 that they will not be playing for GCYH for 2014-2015 season a refund of $125 will issued.
No player will be permitted to tryout for the GCYH 2014-2015 season unless all tuition and fees from the previous season are paid in full. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
IF you have ANY questions regarding the status of your GCYH account for the 2013-2014 season, PLEASE contact the GCYH Treasurer, Dot Mastakouras via email to:
- as she is the ONLY one who can tell you the current status of your account.
Listed below is the age breakdown for each level and the player evaluation schedule so you can plan accordingly. You will be notified by age group as to which of the sessions you should attend each week - this will be determined based upon the total number of players registered on that date - and may be different each week.
Please check the home page for updates.
2014-2015 Season Age Breakdown
OLDEST BIRTH DATE
YOUNGEST BIRTH DATE
January 1, 2006
December 31, 2007
January 1, 2004
December 31, 2005
January 1, 2002
December 31, 2003
January 1, 2000
December 31, 2001
January 1, 1996
December 31, 1999
5:30 - 6:30 PM K to Z
6:40 - 7:40 PM A to J
5:30 - 6:30 PM M to U and W to Z 6:40 - 7:40 PM A to L and V
5:30 - 6:30 PM M to V and X to Z 6:40 - 7:40 PM A to L and W
5:30 - 6:30 PM I to S and U to Z 6:40 - 7:40 PM A to H and T
If you have questions regarding registration for the 2014-2015 season, please contact our Registrar, Angela Mosscrop via email at:
If you use Google Calendar to sync your GCYH Team Schedule, there have been some issues with the sync feature. Beginning with the games on Sunday, March 2, these Valley Games do not seem to be syncing with your Google Calendar. These games do appear on the Team Schedule and on the Master Schedule on the web site.
At this time we do not have a fix to this issue. We have asked League Athletics to look into the problem. Until we have a solution, please make sure to check the on-line schedule and/or add the remaining games to your calendar manually.
Recently, League Athletics released a FREE App. This App when installed on your smart phone or tablet, will give you access to the team pages and schedules on your device without needing to open an Internet Browser to access the web site. This App can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or if you are an Apple user, from the Apple Store. You can learn more about the app at: http://leagueathletics.com/mobile_promo.asp?org=gjha.net
As we get closer to the end of the 2013-2014 season there are a few items we want to bring to your attention and remind you of some upcoming dates.
The merging of the GCYH and PAT programs continues to move forward. We are in the process of finalizing our By-Laws, putting a financial agreement in place, and finishing up the paperwork for Mass Hockey. We expect the merger to be presented at an upcoming Mass Hockey meeting. Beginning with the 2014-2015 season, we will be known as Crusaders Youth Hockey. We are also looking into phasing in a white jersey which would bear the Crusaders logo.
If you have any questions regarding the merger, please contact the GCYH President, Howie Hunter
or the PAT President, John Massidda
We want to address an issue that we have been receiving a lot of questions and feedback about over the past few weeks, a lack of practice ice. Please keep in mind that we have at least 3 more teams than we have had in prior seasons – and this is just between the Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam teams; plus we began a new Mite program. While we did acquire some of the ice previously used by the PAT program, we did not acquire all of the ice which was used by their program. This ice was at the rink in Fitchburg. For those of you new to the GCYH program, our practice ice has historically dropped off at the beginning of the high school season. As the high school season ends, we lose our ice in Groton as the rinks at the Groton School and Lawrence Academy close for the season. We want all members to know that we are very aware of this issue and are already working to obtain additional ice for next season.
Registration is currently open for U8 Mites through Midgets and Coaches. Evals begin the week of February 24, please remember, your player must be registered on-line prior to the evaluation date. We use our registration data to determine the numbers for each of the sessions. The sooner the players in our program are registered, the sooner we can notify you when your child should attend. We anticipate that tuition will go up for next season – this is due to an increase in ice costs at the Groton School.
Midgets do not have evaluations now. If numbers will allow us to field more than one team at the Midget level, we will have an evaluation session in August.
For questions regarding registration, please contact our Registrar, Angela Mosscrop at
For questions regarding the evaluation process, please contact our Player Representative, Sean McCaffery at
For questions regarding your tuition/payments for the 2013-2014 season, please contact our Treasurer, Dot Mastakouras at
Crusaders Board of Directors
We will have a number of open Board positions for the 2014-2015 season. Please consider joining us as a member of our Board. Our meetings are open to all members and the dates are listed on your team schedule. We meet at the Peter Twomey Youth Center in Groton. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board, please contact any current member of our Board, or complete the form at: https://leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=61498&org=gjha.net
Valley League Games and Upcoming Playoffs
Valley has just released the next round of games, and you can find these on your schedule now. Playoffs are coming - all Squirt to Bantam teams will participate in the single elimination round robin Tournament. As soon as we have the dates from Valley, we will let you all know.
Upcoming Important Dates
Evals - Feb 24 - 27 at the Groton School and March 3-6 at Lawrence Academy (see home page for details)
March 2 - Last Day of Learn to Skate and U6 Mites – there will be awards following each session
March 21 - Comedy Night at the Groton Pool and Golf Center (otherwise know as the Groton Country Club)
April 29 - Awards Night - U8 Mites to Bantam at the GDRMS PAC
Registration will be opened over the weekend and you will receive an email notification that it has been opened. In the meantime, if you have questions about our Evaluation and Placement process check out our Evaluation Process page.