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New for 2022-2023 Season - Mite Level Players

Unfortunately our intended alliance with Coon Rapids Youth Hockey Association did not receive approval from District 10. However, we have been able to secure a confirmed Mite co-op agreement with Armstrong Cooper Youth Hockey Association again this year.  This agreement does come with the benefit of providing our players and families with some consistency and a familiar and outstanding environment for player development. Player families should do the following to participate in the NMYHA and ACYHA co-op program.

  1. Register your skater with USA hockey, following the directions below:
  2. Register with North Metro and pay the Mite registration fee:
  3. Register with ACYHA with their streamlined, no charge process:
  4. Attend one of the two NMYHA open house dates.

Mite skaters will only be responsible for DIBS (Volunteer Hours) and fundraising with North Metro.

Do not hesitate to contact the Mite Director ( with any questions!

For all first year mite players, please contact the Registration Director ( or Mite Director ( to request the "First Year Skater Discount Code" prior to registering with North Metro.

Attention Parents of First Year Mites

If this is your child's first year playing Mite hockey and you live within the association boundaries you qualify for a $350 first year discount!

Contact the Registration Director at the email below for discount information prior to registering with North Metro:
Karime Morales (Yo hablo español)

The NMYHA Open House is the final step in the registration process.  The Open House is held at Brooklyn Park Community Center.  Show up any time during the windows below - it takes about 30 minutes to complete the process.

**Make sure to bring your $500  Volunteer Deposit Check**

Monday September 12      Time-6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tuesday September 13    Time-6:00pm to 9:00pm

Note: You can also register your player at that time if you have not already done so.

Online Registration for 2022-2023

Please be sure to read all information provided on this page before you begin the registration process.

Online registration is now available to all new and returning players through this NMYHA website - see below.

All payments for registration fees and mandatory fundraisers will be made online.  Please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Checking/Savings or PayPal account information available.

NMYHA / OMGHA Girls' Co-op

Girls have the option to skate on a Co-ed team (Mites-Bantam levels) with NMYHA or on an all girls team through a co-op with OMGHA.  

Girls skating in the North Metro Youth Hockey Association and Osseo Maple Grove Hockey Association (OMGHA) co-op to form teams from the 6U level to 15U level. The registration process will include:

1. Register your player with USA Hockey (see link below), you will need the Current Season USA Hockey registration confirmation number to do step 2 ,

2. Register your player on NMYHA and OMGHA's websites.

3. Obtain a waiver from NMYHA. 

Skaters waiving to OMGHA's girls teams are required to participate in NMYHA fundraising and DIBS (volunteer hours).  Website for OMGHA registration is:

Junior Gold Players:

Junior Gold is a fantastic level of hockey with great opportunities for player development.

1. register your player with USA Hockey (see link below), you will need the Current Season USA Hockey registration confirmation number to do step 2 ,

2. register your player with NMYHA (Note: Registration Fee must be paid in full at the time of registration)

Junior Gold players do not participate in the candy sales and there is no late fee imposed.  


Step 1:  Register with USA Hockey

All families MUST  register with USA Hockey prior to registering with NMYHA.  Players who have played this summer may have already done so for the Current Season if you played hockey.  If you already registered with USA Hockey, you will be able to proceed registering with NMYHA when online registration becomes available.  If you have not registered with USA Hockey, please go to  

You must have a Current Season USA Hockey Registration CONFIRMATION number to register with NMYHA

USA Hockey online registration:

  1. Go to the USA Hockey Website:
  2. Choose member type: Ice Player/Coach.
  3. You must be 18 years of age to process a registration. Check the box that acknowledges that YOU are 18 or older.
  4. Select the correct season.
  5. Follow the prompts - - fill in all data correctly.
  6. Process payment - Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express (credit or debt card). A Visa gift card will also work.
  7. You may print your Confirmation page at this time. It will also be emailed to you immediately after the registration is complete.

Each participant will pay the USA Hockey fee of $46 plus a $10 MN Affiliation fee.  USA Hockey fee is waived for age 6 and younger however, the registration must still be completed for all players in order to get the confirmation number.

Once you have registered all players with USA Hockey, and have your confirmation page(s), return to this site to log in and register with NMYHA.

Step 2:  Register with NMYHA

You will need your USA Hockey confirmation number to complete this step.

  • Payment options include debit cards, Visa, Master Card, Discover, and Pay Pal.  Split payments will also be an option. 
  • NEW PLAYERS ONLY- once registered, new players must provide a copy of their certified birth certificate.  Please scan and email the player's birth certificate to  Players will not be allowed to skate until it has been received and registration will not be complete.

Step 3: Attend an Open House

You must attend 1 of the 2 open house dates in order for the registration to be complete.

The open house will be held at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center on:

1. Monday Sept 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
2. Tuesday Sept 13th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm



Minnesota Hockey Age Chart 2022-2023

Age Level Birthdates Between
Junior Gold 06/01/2003 to 05/31/2007
Bantam/Girls 14 & Under 06/01/2007 to 05/31/2009
Peewee/Girls 12 & Under 06/01/2009 to 5/31/2011
Squirts/Girls 10 & Under 06/01/2011 to 5/31/2013
Mites/Girls 8 & Under 06/01/2013 and younger


You are required to register your player(s) at the appropriate age level as determined by the Minnesota Hockey Age Chart.

Registering down to a younger age range is not allowed.

To move your player to another division, you must receive approval from Hockey Ops prior to evaluations.  Certain conditions apply.  Accounts will be corrected after teams are formed.

North Metro Open House

Come to complete registration at the North Metro Open House at the Brooklyn Park Community Center on Monday 9/12 from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. or Tuesday 9/13 from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.  

You may also register for hockey at this time.

Jersey Information

Any new North Metro traveling players (first year squirts or new players to the association) will have a jersey fee as part of the registration.  This is similar to other associations.  The association is going to pay to get the jersey's embroidered with the emblem, last name and number.  At Registration Open House in September your child will need to give their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of what number they want.  This will be their number unless they ever want to change, number preference will be given based on age.  These jerseys will be the players so at the end of the year you will not be handing in your jersey.  

Contact the Registration Director with any registration questions.

Karime Morales

Yo hablo Español



Required for Mites and new players. A copy of government (county/state) issued birth certificate. 

 Please email a copy to  (preferred method)


Bring a copy to the Open House in September



Participation in the Candy Sale/Fundraising is required of all players Mites through Bantam/Girls U15 Divisions. You may choose one of the following fundraising options for each of your players.

  1. Sell candy bars: Purchase candy bars for $125, to be picked up at open house registration time..
  2. Buy-Out: Pay $100. No Selling.
  3. Junior Gold players that are registering- email registrar for discount code prior to registering. email

Payment is due upon registration.


Scroll down the page for coaching requirements, also found on the "Coaches Corner" page.

USA Hockey requires 'SafeSport' training as part of the coaching requirements.  The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/19.  Please Note: if you took the training during the 2018-19 season, it is still valid for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.  The SafeSport website link is:

Coaching Requirements/Registration IMPORTANT!:

For anyone who plans to coach this year, whether it be Head Coach or Assistant Coach, please see the following requirements (these need to be fulfilled before you can be on the ice assisting the children).  These should be completed and sent immediately:

1.  Fill out a Coaching Application and submit to Hockey Operations.

2.  Register with USA Hockey here:
     Send the confirmation number to

3.  Complete the Background Screening form found here(required for all new coaches, every other year after):

Complete the online background screening form and submit to

4. Register as a coach with North Metro.  See link at top of the page. Or at:


**Click on "Electronic Screening (Register)--  Do not fill out the  PDF forms, they are no longer accepted..

5.  After you've completed these four steps, you will then need sign-up for and attend the relevant level coaching clinic and age-specific module prior to Dec. 31st in order to be certified.  Once you've been certified, notify the Registration Director and your team manager, print off the virtual card from the USAH website and turn it into your team manager.  

Here is where coaches can check on your CEP and Modules. It will not include Safesport or Screening information.

Once all the above have been turned in and approved you will then be eligible to participate this season. Coaches who have not submitted the required information by the due date cannot be placed on the initial roster and therefore cannot participate with the team, on the ice or on the bench. Once you have been placed on a team roster, NMYHA Treasurer will receive confirmation from NMYHA Registrar; USA Hockey fee can be refunded as per the Financial Policy & Procedures.

Thank you,
Karime Morales
NMYHA Registration Director



Under-Age Coaches:
1.       Student Coach
A player between the ages of 13 and 17 who is currently properly registered with USA Hockey.
2.       Qualifications
·         Must attend a training session conducted by the local hockey association.
·         Must always be under the supervision of a carded, screened adult coach during all practices, clinics, try-outs and in the locker room.
·         May help out at practices, clinics, and try-outs only. (May not participate in scrimmages or games as a STUDENT COACH).
·         May not act as a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach during practices or games.
·         May be on the bench during games with an adult. The STUDENT COACH will count as one of the maximum of four Team Officials allowed on the bench.
·         Must wear a helmet with full face shield, gloves and skates while on ice. Must wear helmet during games while on the bench.
·         May only work with players at least one full playing age level down (e.g., a PeeWee age player may act as STUDENT COACH at the Squirt or Mite level).
·         The Organization that is using the STUDENT COACH must provide a form indicating on what team he/she is participating as a STUDENT COACH, and, if applicable, what team he/she is properly registered/rostered as a player. See form below.
·         Upon reaching the age of 18, the STUDENT COACH must comply with the USA Hockey Screening Program and meet the USA Hockey Coaching Education Programs requirements which will qualify him/her to act as an assistant or head coach.