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2016 Shaker Youth Hockey Concussion Baseline Testing

Similar to 2015, the Shaker Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) has partnered with University Hospitals’ Sports Medicine Department to offer baseline concussion testing to all SYHA athletes at a significantly reduced rate of $30 per athlete.  Normally, the cost is $250 per test. University Hospitals has greatly reduced the fee through the SYHA partnership and additional costs have been assumed by SYHA and other generous supporters of our hockey program. While the testing is NOT required to play in the SYHA program, it is a tremendous opportunity and families are encouraged to take advantage of it. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUR CHILD COMPLETED THE BASELINE TESTING IN FALL 2015, THEN A TEST IS NOT NEEDED THIS YEAR.

University Hospitals professionals will complete face-to-face baseline concussion testing. Each baseline test will take approximately one hour to complete. University Hospitals has closed their clinic for two days on September 13th and 14th and volunteered their time to provide these one hour tests to all SYHA athletes who sign up (Mite through Bantam level). The testing will take place at the University Hospitals Main Campus. For Bantam players > 12 years old, a free computerized test is available. However, University Hospitals recommends that these older athletes complete both the face-to-face concussion testing and the computerized program. This is consistent with the approach University Hospitals takes with college and professional athletes.

We have created an on-line scheduling tool for families to select a time slot for their daughter or son to be tested on those two days in September. Please click the link that follows and select an available time slot.  []  You will need to select the box called “Display an Alternate Name” and enter the athlete’s name. Also insert the athlete’s date of birth in the comment section. We recognize that these tests will require the athletes to miss a portion of school. University Hospitals will provide the proper documentation to make any missed time “excused” consistent with other healthcare appointments.

Parents will need to sign the attached neuropsyche consent (titled “NPConsent”).  This is a consent that is specific for neuropsychological services and needs to be completed for each child by the child’s legal guardian.  Also, parents should know that whomever brings the child for testing will be asked to complete a general consent for medical treatment at the time of check-in at the desk.  Lastly, though we encourage parents to take their own child, I know that some parents may need to have someone else bring their child.  For those parents, they will need to fill out the other form (“Parent Guardian Consent to Treat Minor Patients”).  That only needs to be completed if someone other than the guardian is bringing the child to testing.  If we don’t have that, UH evidently will not be able to complete testing until a parent is contacted by phone to provide a verbal consent on the day of testing.  

The cost of the test will be $30 per athlete. Please provide a check to your team manager made payable to “Shaker Youth Hockey Association”.

Questions can be directed to Mike Faremouth at 216-233-8855 or via email at

Testing Location: University Hospitals Main Campus
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
Bolwell Building
5th Floor (the Neurology Suite)




Preliminary Hockey Development (PHD), Mighty Mites & Mite ADM

Want to learn to skate and play hockey. 

Try the Preliminary Hockey Development (PHD) program.  Boys and girls ages 3-5.  Go to the city of Shaker’s Fall brochure link below, page #10.

Mighty Mite hockey is a step above the PHD program.  Boys and girls ages 4-6.
Go to the city of Shaker's Fall brochure link below, page #19.

The Mite ADM program is for players who have completed Mighty Mites and are 6-8 years old.  See link below, page #19.

Upcoming Events

September 10 - CSHL Preseason Scheduling Meeting

September 13-14 - UH Concussion Baseline Testing

September 15-October 16 - CSHL Preseason

September 20 - SYHA Board Meeting

2016-2017 Shaker Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) Fee

New and returning Shaker Youth Hockey parents: 

The Shaker Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) consists of volunteer board members that work closely with Thornton Park and Shaker youth hockey to ensure the best possible hockey experience for your youth player. 

Two fees are collected each year in order to play hockey for Shaker.

#1.  A $125.00 per family (not player) fee payable to SYHA.  See on line payment option below. Payment is due before the start of the season.

#2. A city of Shaker/Thornton Park fee.  The city will be sending out statements in the near future with instructions for payment. 

Thank you all and enjoy the upcoming hockey season.


Lake Erie Monsters-2016 Calder Cup

On Saturday, June 11th - the night the Lake Erie Monsters would go on to win the 2016 Calder Cup -  20 Shaker Youth Hockey Association players ranging from Mighty Mite to Pee Wee skated onto the ice at Quicken Loans Arena with the Monsters for pregame introductions and the National Anthem.


2015 SYHA Concussion Interviews

The Shaker Youth Hockey Association along with Dr. Christopher Bailey, director of University Hospitals Sports Medicine Concussion Center were interviewed by about the baseline concussion testing that was offered to all our hockey players in the Fall.   

Go to for the article and video.

Dr. Bailey and our own Mike Faremouth were also interviewed on air by our local CBS radio station.

To listen, go to