The Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association (GBAYHA) is a non-profit volunteer organization that strives to create and sustain an environment where participants receive the important benefits of fitness, teamwork, respect, leadership, and cooperation that will help each child achieve his or her personal goals and contribute to the greater good of Green Bay and surrounding communities.
WAHA (Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association) determines boundary rules. If you reside in the Green Bay, Howard-Suamico, Wrightstown, or Ashwaubenon school districts GBAYHA is your home association. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 - 21 Learn To Play Hockey
We offer Learn to Play in five 5-week sessions to allow families to schedule around other activities. You can sign up for any number of sessions at this time.
• SESSION 1: September 9 – October 7
• SESSION 2: October 14 – November 11
• SESSION 3: November 18 - December 16
• SESSION 4: January 6 – February 3
• SESSION 5: February 10 – March 10
All sessions are held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evenings in Rink 2 at
Cornerstone Community Ice Center
1640 Fernando Dr.
De Pere, WI 54115
Learn to Play is recommended for ages 5-8 years old, but all ages welcome! We do recommend that participants have basic skating skills. All new skaters are encouraged to sign up for skating lessons prior to signing up for Learn to Play. More information on our All Skate Program can be found here http://www.cornerstoneicecenter.org/learntoskate
LINK TO REGISTER:
Thank you for your interest in Green Bay Youth Hockey. We are also known as the Bobcats! Here are some answers to questions that will help you GET STARTED! If you need further assistance please call 920- 403-2000.
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 association adjacent to their un-districted area of residence. Once an un-districted player is rostered on a Squirt/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 forplaying at otherassociationsas described in WAHA's rules. Please review WAHA's rules for details or contactthe GBAYHA Registrar with any questions @ email@example.com .
What age can my son or daughter start? We have programs for all ages!
What do the different divisions mean?
**Learn to Play also known as HIP or Hockey Initiation Program is for boys and girls of all ages 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.
**Mites or 8U is for ages 4-8 (birth year 2012 and above). Skaters must be 8 or under until January 1st of that season. Mites practice Mondays and/or Wednesdays and scrimmage every Sunday. Practices begin the middle of October. All hockey is played Cross-ice.
**Squirt or 10U is for ages 9-10 (birth year 2010/2011) . 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 between30 and 40 games per season.
**PeeWee or 12U is for ages 11-12 (birth year 2008/2009). 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.
**Bantam or 14U is for ages 13-14 (birth year 2006/2007). 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.
The Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association (GBAYHA) is a non-profit volunteer organization that strives to provide safe and affordable hockey instruction to all youth hockey players in the Green Bay Area. We encourage good sportsmanship among all participants and strive to create and sustain an environment where participants receive the important benefits of fitness, teamwork, respect, leadership, and cooperation that will help each child achieve his or her personal goals and contribute to the greater good of Green Bay and surrounding communities.
We believe GBYHA will be successful by aligning fiscal responsibility with strong member relationships and solid leadership principles with all players, parents and coaches working together in a positive and encouraging environment. GBYHA will strive to provide the opportunity for youth hockey players to develop life skills that will serve them well beyond the ice rink.
Contact us at:
Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association
Cornerstone Community Center
1640 Fernando Dr.
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 403-2000