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First Time Players



Register: All players must register with U.S.A. Hockey FIRST and then the Virginia Amatuer Hockey Association(VAHA). Information can be found on the VAHA "Registration" page.


Provided Equipment: First year players are loaned (no charge) rental equipment to use their first year.  Equipment includes: breezers, shin/knee pads, elbow pads, shoulder pads, helmet, gloves, and game jersey.  This equipment can be obtained from the VAHA equipment manager.

Player Provides: Each new player is responsible for obtaining skates, a stick, mouth guard, hockey socks, and protective cup. 

Practice and Game Schedules

Practice/Game Schedules: Schedules for practices and games are posted the calander week before and can be found on the VAHA website.  Depending on the players level, teams practice 2-3 days a week and have 2-3 games.

Tournaments:  Players and teams at each level will have the opportunity to participate in tournaments both home and away.


Every year, VAHA requests each family contributes to our program through volunteer hours. There is a tremendous workload and it has to be spread out to make our association a success. Opportunities include: Concession, coaches, managers, score/time keeper, penalty box attendent, and the list goes on and on. Feel free to ask any board member or league official about these volunteer opportunities.  Again, Volunteers are what makes our association so great.

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