Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Sartell Youth Hockey Association. Without each family contributing time to fill the many hours, SYHA could simply not exist. We greatly appreciate the work that everyone does to help make our children’s hockey experience a positive and enjoyable one and to make the SYHA program successful.
Volunteer Policy: Members are required to fulfill 2 hours of volunteer time for families with Mini Mite/6U players plus 10 hours for one player and 20 hours for two or more players in levels Mite/8U - Bantam/15U per season. No family is required to complete more than 20 hours per season, but additional hours are always accepted. As an SYHA member you are required to complete your volunteer hours before April 30th each season.
Volunteer Requirements: Many volunteer positions such as Locker Room Monitor and Team Manager require registration with USA Hockey, SafeSport Training and completion of a background check with USA Hockey screening.
Dibs: SYHA utilizes a volunteer sign-up system called Dibs. After you register for this season, you can click on the Dibs tab in the navigation to see volunteer opportunities available throughout the season. You can also earn volunteer hours, or DIBS, by participating on a committee. [Explore Committee Opportunities]
Access our NEW DIBS Training under Volunteer Resources.
Team Obligations: Travel team families will also be asked to support their team by performing certain jobs throughout the season. These jobs include scorekeeping, timekeeping, penalty box, locker room monitors and other obligations that are essential for the operation of your team. These hours do not count as part of the required Dibs hours.
Cancellation: Cancellation of scheduled “Dibs” sessions is typically allowed two to three days prior to the event. If the event is within 48-hours, cancellation is not allowed. If you cannot work your scheduled “Dibs” session, it is your responsibility to find a substitute. Not showing up to a claimed DIB without a 48-hour cancellation will result in a $50 fine.