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Shaker Hockey New Summer Skill Sessions

Starting today and until August 20th, Summer Skill Sessions will begin with Michael Berg and Shaker Hockey at Thornton Park. Costs $10 per session for Shaker Heights residents and $15 per session for non-residents. See times below.

Mondays at 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM, All Ages.

Sundays: Mites / Squirts from 3:00 PM until 4:15 PM

               Peewees / Bantams 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM

               Free Dry Land training, 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Contact Michael Berg at with any questions.

Preliminary Hockey Development

It's never too late for your son or daughter to learn to  play hockey!

Preliminary Hockey Development (Mondays)

All ages welcome.

This class is designed to teach basic skating and hockey skills to each skater. Skills include stick handling, shooting, and basic game concepts. Rental skates not included. 

Instructor: Shaker Youth Hockey Coordinator, Michael Berg

Location: Thornton Park Ice Skating Rink

Date & Time: Mondays, 5:30 – 6pm – June 5,12,19,26 July 10,17,24,31

Fees: Resident: $60.00       Non-Resident: $80.00

SYHA Registration Fees 2017 -2018

Please secure your child's spot on the roster by paying this year's SYHA Registration Fees, $125 per family.  If you have any questions, please contact Scott Camp at

Thank you. SYHA

2017 Shaker Youth Hockey Tryouts

Shaker Youth Hockey tryouts for Squirts, PWs and Bantams has ended.  If your son or daughter missed tryouts, please contact Shaker's Hockey Director, Michael Berg.

Mite tryouts will be held at the end of August.  Details to come.

The City of Shaker Hts 2017-18 Youth Hockey Forms and Fees

See below for Shaker's Youth Hockey Registration and Medical Forms along with the 2017-18 season hockey fees and payment dates.

Upcoming Events

Summer Skill Clinics. June 5th through August 20th. See details to the left.

Preliminary Hockey Development, Mondays 5:30 - 6 PM. Beginners all ages welcome.

August 14-18 - Ohio Hockey Project (OHP) Training Camp at
                        Thornton.  See Details below.

August 26 & 27 - Mite Tryouts. Info to come.

September 8th - SYHA Parent Party at Shaker Heights Country Club.

Ohio Hockey Project (OHP) Training Camp at Thornton Park

See below for information on a great summer hockey training camp by OHP at Thornton Park.

A Letter from Michael Berg, Shaker's Youth Hockey Director

Shaker Hockey Families-

Below is a letter from our new Hockey Director Michael Berg. The SYHA Board has worked closely with Michael over his first month and we feel confident he not only has great insight for our players on the ice, but the vision to continue to build a strong community off the ice as well. We appreciate all of your patience during this transition and look forward to moving ahead with Michael as our leader.

Doug Hubbard and the SYHA Board


Dear Shaker Hockey Community,

Now that I have spent some time getting to know our program, I wanted to formally tell each and every one of you how excited I am to work with Shaker Hockey and your children. This is an exciting time of year and I cannot wait to get started. With tryouts approaching, I wanted to share my vision for the program, as well as my background. Having grown up in Shaker, I know the importance of not only developing hockey players, but equally as important, building a strong sense of community and helping your children develop as citizens.

Although success at the team and individual level is important, SYHA places significant emphasis the development of student-athletes of all levels of ability.  SYHA promotes long-term athlete and child development by providing on-ice and off-ice training opportunities that allow each player to maximize his or her potential in a competitive learning environment, while providing positive lessons that allow them to excel in life. Shaker Youth Hockey Association is committed to helping boys and girls make big strides on and off the ice. 

More than a Game

Hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. With an emphasis on fun and discipline, hockey is a game to be played and enjoyed for life. Here are just a few of the positive characteristics Shaker Youth Hockey helps develop in our kids: 

Pride    Thrills    Focus    Exhilaration    Strength  

Responsibility    Adventure    Confidence    Friends    

Leadership    Teamwork   Laughter

Life-Long Friendships and Sense of Community

Starting with the bonds created in the locker room to the relationships formed on ice, hockey creates life-long friendships. This camaraderie shared on and off the ice encourages teamwork and the natural development of leadership skills. Shaker Youth Hockey strongly believes in instilling an important sense of loyalty and pride in its youth hockey players.

Set Up for Success

From learning to balance school, responsibilities at home, time at the rink and playing with friends, hockey teaches kids time management skills that will later serve them in all facets of life. Also, hockey’s unique level of physical fitness and commitment promotes healthy living. Shaker Youth Hockey is committed to supporting the development of complete student athletes. There are numerous examples every year, where kids from the program have gone to higher levels of education and athletics with tremendous success.

Simply Put…Hockey should be Fun!

The thrill of carrying the puck up the ice on a breakaway, the exhilaration of scoring your first goal or making that amazing save is possible due to the encouraging environment hockey provides to try new things and grow as a hockey player and person. Shaker Youth Hockey is all-encompassing by offering opportunities for players of all levels while promoting lifelong love of the sport.

My Goals for the Program

My primary emphasis is to provide an innovative grassroots foundation for the growth and development of Shaker Youth Hockey, designing a program aimed at increased participation, improved skills and a responsible environment for the conduct of youth hockey. Our hope is to grow the program back to 3 teams at the Squirt and Peewee level. In addition to our large quantity of ice team equal if not better than ANY other program in the area, we will continue to bring in outside instruction to support our coaching staff, i.e. Ohio Hockey Project, Okicki Training Center, goalie clinics, etc.

A little bit about me…

I’m a Graduate of Shaker Hts. High and played football, hockey, and baseball.

I graduated from the College of Wooster and played football and baseball.

Recent Coaching Experience: Cleveland Americans AAA 1988-1991, Cleveland Skating Club 9 years, University School 6 years, Stick Fix Cleveland Pre-post HS
team 4 years.

I thank you again for your patience over the past year as the program transitions. I encourage you to reach out to me anytime and share your vision and thoughts with me.
I truly believe this journey for your child is a marathon not a sprint and we need to work together to help them grow on all areas at the right pace.

Michael Berg