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Kraken Youth Hockey Association (KYHA)

We are a USA Hockey youth hockey association that is devoted to growing the game at all levels of hockey in the Pacific Northwest. Our staff strives to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for players to develop hockey and life skills. Whether you are just beginning in our NHL Learn to Play 1 program or traveling across the country with our Jr Kraken Tier 1 (AAA) program, our staff is there to help get you to the next level.

Our Vision
To grow the game of hockey in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest by providing world-class programming that develops athletes, lifelong hockey players, and fans.

Our Mission
Create a fun, positive, and inclusive space that offers access to the ice, cutting-edge curriculum, and impactful coaching.

2024 Summer Camps and Programming

Summer Camps

Learn to Play

Our learn to play programming has a multi-step class structure that add new challenges each step of the way. The NHL Learn to Play 1 class is our introductory class and includes a free set of gear. Additional Learn to Play programming includes Jr Squid and Sea-League, aimed at older kids prior to joining Jr Kraken.

Co-ed Select Teams

Jr Kraken Select (A/B) teams will offer a more competitive practice and league experience that are designed for the more advanced player. These teams typically play in the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Associations (PNAHA) League and compete in their respective state tournament at the end of the year.

Co-ed & Girls Teams

Our Jr Kraken Recreation (C) level teams are USA Hockey sanctioned and play in the Metropolitan Hockey League (MHL) which plays across the Puget Sound. Teams at this level are typically balanced within the association so as to provide competitive play across all teams.

Youth Tier 1/AAA

This is the highest level of youth hockey offered within USA Hockey. Players on these Jr Kraken teams will compete on the state, regional and national level. They will receive professional level skill development and gain the tools to help reach their hockey goals.

Hockey Progression

Prior to joining any of the hockey programs, players will have advanced through Learn to Skate and Learn to Play.

If you have questions about which level of hockey your player should enroll in, contact the Kraken Youth Hockey staff, and they can help determine the right level/placement. 

Learn to Skate

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USA Hockey Registration

Prior to participating in any hockey programs through Kraken Community Iceplex, all participants must acquire a USA Hockey Membership.*

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Financial Assistance

Financial support for youth hockey programming is available through the One Roof Foundation.

Financial Assistance

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Volunteer Coaches

Youth hockey couldn’t happen without the parents and community volunteers that help with all facets of the game. We have opportunities for volunteer coaches, team managers, score keepers, clock managers and penalty box managers. It's a great way to help out and build friendships and community that will last a lifetime.

Learn more about the volunteer commitments, benefits and training by completing the questionnaire or visiting our Volunteers page.

Coaches Questionnaire