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Release Information

A note regarding releases for 2022-23 season

Per NYSAHA directive

All players will be released from their current organization 48 hours before their designated tryout period.  So, 12U and under will be released 48 hours before March 22nd and 13U and over will be released 48 hours before April 6th.  No paper copy of a release will be required.  
Any teams or players on teams who still owe money will be placed on a Financial Obligation List and will NEED a paper copy of a release from president proving they have paid before they will be released.

ALL RYH members that have fulfilled financial obligations to the organization will be released under a blanket release.

No individual releases are required nor will a release be required to sign with another organization.


Rochester Youth Hockey (RYH) players wishing a release must fill out the online Release Request form.  Requests will be processed and emailed providing all RYH fees are paid in full; all RYH equipment has been turned in including jerseys; the individual has no outstanding balance with the team; the team has completed all play for the season including tournaments, games and practices; and team has no outstanding ice bill with the league. All qualified (see above) requested releases will issued 10 days prior to the NYSAHA tryout date or  in limited cases 10 days after the qualified request.  An original form is required and copies (fax included) are not acceptable.

In accordance with New York State Amateur Hockey Association rules (www.nysaha.com), a Player Release Form is required from any play that did not play for Rochester Youth Hockey League during the previous season.

NYSAHA Rule 7.A states:

"Players will be allowed to move from one team (association) to another team (association) at the conclusion of the State Tournament for 10 and under players and at the end of National Tournaments for players 11 and above.

At the conclusion of the respective tournament the player must obtain a release from the association that they are leaving showing they have no financial and/or equipment obligation.

When a player joins a new association and the association and player commit in writing, that commitment to participate is for the next complete season. Until the season ends (after respective tournament) no permission to move will be granted without extenuating circumstances. The request must be submitted to the respective Section Vice President who will MAKE THE DETERMINATION AND present it to the NYSAHA Board of Directors."