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COVID-19 Impacts - Questions & Answers (Updated 7/10/20)
07/10/2020
We have been continuing to monitor state guidelines and had hoped...
UPDATED 7/10 - Hawks Registration and Tryouts
07/10/2020
We are still welcoming new registrations at all levels except Squirt...
Use Amazon Smile to raise money for GLYSA
06/11/2020
Help raise money for our organziation whenever you shop at Amazon. ...
 
COVID-19 Impacts - Questions & Answers (Updated 7/10/20)

We have been continuing to monitor state guidelines and had hoped to complete our regular tryout process this summer.  However, based upon current regulations that still don't allow game play, we are adjusting the process and will use the 'Skills' evaluations in combination with prior coach feedback to place the players.   We are exploring options now to schedule skills tryouts for Peewee and Bantams.  This will allow us to place players before the end of summer and start of season.

 

Question   Answer
If there isn't a season or if it shortened due to COVID, will there be any refunds?

While we do not have any official refund language developed, we can say that we have discussed and would intend to do refunds if a significant part of season (more than 2 weeks) is impacted.    Virtually all of our league costs are dependent upon the number of hours ice we rent at Janas ($235/hour) and the number of games played in VHL ($165/game for Mites; $277/game Squirt,Peewee,Bantam; $390/game Midget).   What this means is that if we end up playing fewer games or having access to less ice, then that money available to go back to families.


So if the whole season is cancelled, we'd be refunding major portion of the fees.   There would be roughly $150 not refunded due to costs we pay regardless.  That would include new uniform that you would still receive as they are all personalized and ordered.  Other league costs include website fee; VHL registration and website fee; and tax accountant services.   We are a non-profit organization and none of our coaches or administrators are paid, so there is very limited overhead.

What about Uniforms Ordering? All uniforms have been ordered.   They will be distributed thru coaches in September.  If you placed other orders, then you will receive them directly to your home address.
Do I still need to start making payments?

Yes -- Please continue making payments.  We have already begun making payments to Janas Rink and VHL for next season. 

If any family has issues making their payment due to COVID related or other financial reasons, please just communicate with the treasurer - Jay Trovato - treasurerglysa@yahoo.com


 

 

 


by posted 07/10/2020
UPDATED 7/10 - Hawks Registration and Tryouts

We are still welcoming new registrations at all levels except Squirt which has a waiting list.   

The Greater Lowell Hawks play at Janas Rink in Lowell, where we have over 350 hours of ice each year just for team practices.   Our teams play in the Valley Hockey League where just under 100 organizations participate, which means all our teams get aligned to a competitive schedule.  So as you look at your hockey options be sure compare price (we are a non-profit; volunteer organization), practice ice time, and schedule competition ---  we are confident you will find the Hawks a great place for your young skater. 

Registration is now open for next seasons travel programs for Mites, Squirts (waiting list), Peewees, Bantam, Midgets (1/2 season); & GL Development (In House team/ no tryouts).  Teams begin play in September.    Registration for our Learn-To-Play will open at the end of summer.

Tryouts are for placement only as all registered players will be assigned to a team.   

NEW IN 2020

  • All players will receive new uniforms at the start of the season - cost is now included in tuition
  • Payments must be completed online via credit card or debit card

 

REGISTER HERE 
 

TRYOUT SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED LATER THIS SUMMER 

TRYOUTS COMPLETED FOR MITES AND SQUIRTS

TRYOUTS TO BE SCHEDULED FOR PEEWEE AND BANTAM - COMING SOON!

ALL PLACEMENTS ANNOUNCED AT CONCLUSION OF TRYOUT PROCESS  

 

Mite (2012 & Under )

Squirt (2010 & 2011 Birth Year)

PeeWee (2008 & 2009 Birth Year)

Bantam (2006 & 2007 Birth Year)

Midget Half Season (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 Birth Years)

 

http://www.greaterlowellhockey.org


by posted 07/10/2020
Use Amazon Smile to raise money for GLYSA

Help raise money for our organziation whenever you shop at Amazon.   Their website is https://smile.amazon.com  -- When adding your charity, you can search for "Greater Lowell Hockey" and you will find the offiical listing for our organization as Great Lowell Youth Skating Assoc Inc

AmazonSmile customers can now support Great Lowell Youth Skating Assoc Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

 

Learn more about Amazon Smile.

 

 


by posted 06/11/2020
Super Nick

 


FOREVER # 12
YOU WILL BE MISSED

GLYSA mourns the loss of one of our own. Nick was an incredible little boy who touched so many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.
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