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Welcome to the Official Website of the Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association

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 gbayharegistrar@gmail.com

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LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY!!! 2020-21 Session Information

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:  

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdF_Sp-fdZHdVeSh0…/viewform


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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​ ​other​associations​as​ described​ in​ ​WAHA's​ rules. ​ Please​ ​review​ WAHA's​ rules for ​details​ ​or​ contact​the​ ​GBAYHA ​Registrar with​ ​​any questions @ gbayharegistrar@gmail.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​  1​st ​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​ ​10​U ​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.​   


OUR MISSION AND PROGRAM

Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association Mission

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
Fax: (920)403-2004