GBAYHA (GREEN BAY AREA YOUTH HOCKEY) MISSION
Our Mission is to provide a positive youth hockey experience for all players of all skill levels and ages. This focus will help them develop as players and individuals and also foster a life-long love for the game of hockey.
learn to skate
Learn to Skate is the place to start for anyone new to the ice. Skaters will learn the basics of balance, skating, and stopping. Even the youngest of children experience success as they may start with a support bar before graduating up to gliding side to side.
- Learn to Skate is for ages 4 - 8 years old
- Classes are Mondays from 6:00 - 6:45 on Rink 2 at Cornerstone Ice Center
- Classes run 6 weeks for each session
- Session Fees: $90
Check back for more information on 2023-2024 Sessions!
LEARN TO PLAY/HIP (HOCKEY INITIATION PROGRAM)
Hockey Initiation Program (HIP) is for boys and girls ages 4-8 and is designed for eager hockey players who want to learn the basics of the game. Our goal at the HIP level is to teach hockey skills and improve skating so that the player may progress to one of our Green Bay Hockey Programs.
PRACTICE STRUCTURE: Our goal for our HIP is to teach hockey skills and improve skating so that player’s may progress to the Green Bay Mite Hockey programs. We follow the USA Hockey American Development Model as our format for the program
EQUIPMENT: We have equipment for those that need it. If you need equipment, please arrive early on the first night so we can get what you need. If you wish to pick up equipment during office hours, please contact the Rink: 920-403-2000.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where will my child play hockey? Practices and home games are at the Cornerstone Community Center located in the Ashwaubenon Sports Complex at 1640 Fernando Drive, De Pere. WAHA (Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association) approves the boundaries of each youth hockey association in the state. If a player lives within a designated youth hockey association's boundary, they are a part of that organization. If a player lives in an un-districted area they may choose a nearby associationadjacent to their un-districted area of residence. Once an un-districted player is rostered on a 10U team or older they are considered to be a member of that association as if they lived within the boundaries. They are not free to choose a new organization each season but instead must follow the rules for playing at other associations as described in WAHA's rules. Please review WAHA's rules for details or contact the GBAYHA Registrar with any questions @ email@example.com .
What age can my son or daughter start? We have programs for all ages starting at 4!
What do the different divisions mean?
**Learn to Play also known as HIP or Hockey Initiation Program is for boys and girls ages 4-8 and is designed for eager hockey players who want to learn the basics of the game. Our goal at the HIP level is to teach hockey skills and improve skating so that the player may progress to one of our Green Bay Hockey Programs.
** 8U is for ages 4-8 (birth year 2014 and above). Skaters must be 8 or under until January 1st of that season. Mites practice Mondays and/or Wednesdays and scrimmage every Saturday morning. Practices begin the middle of October. All hockey is played cross-ice.
**10U is for ages 9-10 (birth year 2012/2013). All hockey at this level is played full ice. A, B, and Travel teams practice twice a week, have a skills session every other week, and play between 30 and 40 games per season.
**12U is for ages 11-12 (birth year 2010/2011). Peewee hockey is separated into Travel A, B and C teams. All hockey at this level is played full ice. Teams practice twice a week, have a skills session every other week, and play between 30 and 40 games per season.
**14U is for ages 13-14 (birth year 2008/2009). Bantam hockey is separated into travel A, B and C teams. All hockey at this level is played full ice. Teams practice twice a week, have a skills session every other week, and play between 30 and 40 games per season. Checking is allowed at this level.
**Girls Program is available for 10U, 12U, and 14U girls. Girls practice twice a week and have a skills session every other week. All Girls Teams travel and play full ice. No checking is allowed.
What equipment is necessary? Helmet, Breezers (hockey pants), Gloves, Elbow and Shin Pads, Skates, and Stick. There is Equipment rental available for Green Bay District Skaters. The rink has sets of equipment on a first come first served basis. Call Don Chilson at 920-403-2000. Equipment rental includes helmet, shin pads, and elbow pads.