YD League Information & Dates

The Youth Division 2021-2022 Season will include 4 Leagues: Youth Division, Youth Division Midgets, Tier II Central States and Tier I AAA. Each League will have one or more Segment with its' own dates and unique set up, visit your league page for specific details.

The Youth Division League includes 10U, 12U and 14U teams that will play in A1-C3 playing levels.

The Youth Division Midget League includes 16U and 18U teams playing in the AA and A playing level.

The Tier II Central States League includes the Central States AA teams.

The Tier I League includes the AAA (AAA Blues and AAA Car Shield) teams in the 9U-18U age divisions.

Game Format and Times

Declaration Season

Declaration season is played to determine what playing level teams should be placed in for the Youth Division Regular Season league play. 10U, 12U and 14U teams will participate in the Declaration Season.

There will be 3 Phases: 

Phase 1 - Sept. 23 - Oct. 16 - teams play 3 games against opponents of their choice.

Phase 2 - Oct. 22 - Oct. 24 - Declaration Festival Weekend - teams play 2 games each as assigned by the MAIHA-YD Commissioners.

Phase 3 - Oct. 25 - Nov. 6 - Teams may be asked to play additional games by commissioner to determine final team placement. 

Midget Season

Commissioners will provide game formats following final team declarations.

Regular Season

Commissioners will provide game formats following final team placements on November 7th.

Blue Note Cup 2022

Feb. 23th - 27th - Blue Note Playoff Games

March 5th - 6th - Blue Note Cup Championship Games

Important Dates

Aug. 1st - System opens for Club Registrars to Register/Declare Club teams for 2021-2022 Youth League.

Sept. 1st - Final Club Declarations are Due.

Sept. 5th - Declaration Festival Weekend Club Hosts assigned

Sept. 12th - MAIHA YD Coaches & Coordinators Virtual Meeting

Declaration Season Electronic Scheduling Opens

16U, 18U Midget Electronic Scheduling Opens

Sept. 16th - Declaration Season Electronic Scheduling Closes

16U, 18U Midget Electronic Scheduling Closes

Sept. 29th - Midget League Games Begin

Nov. 7th - Commissioners Finalize Regular Season Divisions

Nov. 8th - MAIHA YD Coaches & Coordinators Scheduling Meetings - details TBA

Nov. 9th - Regular Season Electronic Scheduling Opens for 10U, 12U, 14U

Nov. 14th - Regular Season Electronic Scheduling Closes for 10U, 12U, 14U

Nov. 19th - Regular Season Games Begin for 10U, 12U, 14U


Dec. 31st - Application & Payment for Tier II National Qualifier Tournament Due

Jan. 31st - Last Day for 16U and 18U Midget Games

Feb. 18th - Last Day for 10U, 12U and 14U Regular Season Games

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