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Since 1964, the Nashville Youth Hockey League (NYHL) is dedicated to growing youth hockey in the greater Nashville area.  As a member of  USA Hockey, we offer recreational house leagues and competitive travel hockey programs so boys and girls can experience the best that Nashville has to offer in youth hockey.

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The NYHL operates out of Centennial Sportsplex located at 222 25th Ave N., Nashville, TN



Position Summary


The Director of Youth Hockey & Player Development (the “Youth Hockey Director”) works closely with the NYHL Board of Directors to develop and manage the NYHL’s House Programs to provide the area’s best entry-level hockey experience for players and their families. The position requires a high level of engagement, communication, and organization, and requires coaching and recruiting responsibilities designed to maintain and grow all hockey programs at Centennial Sportsplex (the “Sportsplex”). A significant part of the Youth Hockey Director's role is to foster and maintain a high level of visibility and engagement on behalf of the NYHL within Nashville's youth hockey community by establishing meaningful relationships and open communication with players, parents, coaches, and officials associated with NYHL. The Youth Hockey Director serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the NYHL Board and reports directly to the NYHL President.  While the Youth Hockey Director and the Travel Director should work together cooperatively, the Youth Hockey Director’s primary responsibilities center on the growth and management of the NYHL’s House Programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage and coordinate all House Programs (including House All-Star teams) at levels 6U (Termite) through 16U (Midget).
  • Recruit and retain coaches at all House Program levels.
  • Provide clear goals and objectives for both player and coach development.
  • Implement appropriate House Program practice plans at all levels, including practice plans following the ADM.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of player recruitment programs, especially learn to play programs such as G.O.A.L.
  • Provide coaching resources for House League coaches, including clinics, teaching, and skills development programs
  • Develop and provide a wide array of House Program-oriented supplemental programming, including clinics, camps, and tournaments during school breaks, holidays, and summers. Programming should focus on a wide range of skills depending on level, including skating, stick-handling, shooting, defense, body contact, and goaltending.
  • Schedule referees for House League games.
  • Attentively monitor and schedule ice time with the Sportsplex Rink Manager.
  • Provide on-ice assistance to coaches, as needed.


  • Be present on the ice for various team practices and on-site for House League games on a regular basis.
  • Provide training for off-ice officials, including clock operation, score sheet, and penalty box training.
  • Provide resources and training for team managers, as needed.
  • Provide specialized training and resources for goalies.
  • Identify and recruit sponsors for tournaments, clinics, and special programs.
  • Oversee, maintain and update the House League and Programming area of the NYHL Website on a regular and consistent basis. 
  • Work collaboratively with Flyers’ Travel Program Director, including assisting, when needed, with on-ice activities for Travel Programs.
  • Maintain regular and consistent communication with the NYHL constituency via newsletters, social media, blog posts or other medium.
  • Establish fixed, weekly office hours for in-person interaction with NYHL players and families; these times should be posted at the Sportsplex and online.
  • Manage all data associated with the House Program in an organized, consistent, and timely fashion.  This includes making practice, game, and special programming schedules available online; recording and displaying          game results and player statistics; and maintaining up-to-date standings for all House divisions.
  • Ensure the organization, security, sanitation and cleanliness of the equipment room at all times.
  • Ensure that NYHL equipment is clean and safe.
  • Coordinate the availability of rental equipment, including the collection of deposits and fees.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of all equipment, in coordination with the Equipment Manager.
  • Coordinate registration and maintain certified rosters for all House Programs, with the support of the Registrar.
  • Participate in monthly Board of Directors meetings.
  • Monitor monthly budget reports from the Board and stay abreast of NYHL business.
  • Conduct an annual inventory of equipment.
  • Coordinate hockey vendor fittings.


Questions or applications should be directed to:

Natty Bound! 

Flyer teams are headed to 2021 USA Hockey National Championships:
14U: Dallas TX   -   16U - Grand Rapids MI   -   18U - Green Bay WI

Thank you to Clarksville Fencing for the shirts and the NYHL for the travel bags

Nationals Swag

Nationals Swag - Courtesy of Clarksville Fencing and the NYHL

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Hockey Director James Perkin, click pic for full bio

NYHL Hockey Director, James Perkin. Click pic for bio

James Perkin

Hockey Director, Nashville Youth Hockey League

Phone: 615-678-1639


Programs are available now at Centennial Sportsplex with the Nashville Skating Academy

Nashville Youth Hockey League
PMB 286  
2817 West End Ave., Suite 126  

Nashville, TN 37203