About NYHA

The Nederland Youth Hockey Association is incorporated with the mission of:

  1. Promoting, organizing and teaching hockey to the boys and girls of Nederland, Colorado and surrounding mountain areas and communities;
  2. Reducing barriers of entry to the sport of hockey for the youth of Nederland, Colorado and surrounding areas and communities; and
  3. Fostering a positive relationship with our local ice facility for the conduct of youth hockey.

NYHA is evolving as an organization and intends to offer more competitive hockey opportunities such as tournament and league play to its members. We also intend to maintain the fun, family atmosphere that has made the first few years of hockey at the Nederland Rink so special.

Please see our menu options on the left to learn more about NYHA - especially the Handbook.


Contact Us

NYHA is a registered Colorado non-profit and has official IRS 501(c)3 status. Our 2017 Board of Directors includes:

Aaron Jones (President)
Steve Durkee
Allan Brewer
Josiah Masingale
Matt Collins
Kevin Herzfeld (Hockey Director)
There's always room for more if you're interested in helping.

For any questions, comments, concerns, to volunteer - please contact us via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


NYHA SafeSport Handbook

The NEDERLAND YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION is committed to improving the development, safety and welfare of it s players and all members involved in hockey and our organization. Therefore, it supports the USA Hockey SafeSport Program and CAHA SafeSport Program and requires all players, coaches and members to fully participate.

Check out the NYHA SafeSport Handbook here.


NYHA Board of Directors

We're excited to get some new blood to the NYHA Board of Directors. Our updated group is now:

Aaron Jones (President)
Steve Durkee
Allan Brewer
Josiah Masingale
Matt Collins
Scott Geels
Kevin Herzfeld (Hockey Director)
Danielle Petrovic (secretary)

There's always room for more if you're interested in helping..


How to Become a Board Member

Are you interested in becoming a Director of NYHA? The first step is to show up at the Board’s regular meetings, see how things work, and express your interest. These meetings are open to all.  If there is a vacant position, the Board has the power to immediately fill it through a simple majority vote. If you are particularly enthusiastic about something, the Board can create a new Directorship, committee, or volunteer group to get you started. Being a Director is a lot of work, but it can be very rewarding to help steer youth hockey in the mountains.

Board terms last until the Annual Meeting, when all members get a chance to elect new board members, or re-elect existing one. The Bylaws describe how to remove a Board Member.

The very first step: Contact us! Let us know what you are interested in helping with.



NYHA Handbook

The NYHA Handbook is essential reading for all players, coaches, team manager and parents. It describes the NYHA's official rules, policies, and approaches.

Some topics include:

  • Registration
  • Required equipment (and tips on what else to bring and where to find it)
  • Coaching requirements
  • Team Manager responsibilites
  • Codes of Conduct for Players, Coaches, and Parents
  • NYHA's Dispute Resolution Procedure 


It should answer questions like "Does my kid get any benefits for playing goal?",  "Do coaches need to wear a helmet?", "What do I do if I'm really frustrated with the coaches' treatment of my kid?" and much more.


You can download the official NYHA Handbook here . The document is in Adobe PDF format. Let us know if you would like a paper version for reference.