Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association

Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association (GBAYHA), a non-profit volunteer organization, strives to provide safe and affordable hockey and instruction for children of the Green Bay Area. We believe that participants receive the important benefits of fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and cooperation that will help each child achieve his or her personal goals, and contribute to the greater good of the community.

Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Website:

http://greenbay.pucksystems2.com/page/show/9968 

Registration Information:

http://greenbay.pucksystems2.com/page/show/9973

 


Our Program

This section describes our entire hockey program from children just learning how to skate through Bantam-level competitive hockey.

Learn To Skate - For children of all ages 

This is the program for children who wants to learn how to ice skate.  It is geared toward the beginner, teaching the basics of skating.   This program is run by the  Cornerstone Ice Center.

Hockey Initiation Program (HIP) - For children of all ages 

This program is for children of any age to be introduced to the basic concepts of hockey.  It is assumed that they have already gone through the "Learn To Skate" or already have the basics of skating.  In this program, the children will learn how to stickhandle and shoot the puck, reinforce the skating skills from "Learn To Skate", plus work on new skating skills such as crossovers.  This program is run by the Cornerstone Ice Center

 

Mite Hockey - Ages 4-8

Mite hockey is broken up into two different groups, "Competitive" and "Mighty Mites". The competitive is for the more skilled players, practices twice per week, and plays a full schedule of "full ice" games. "Mighty Mites" is a recreational, developmental program that practices once per week and plays cross ice games on the weekends; much less commitment and a lot of fun for both parents and kids. You will need to decide at registration if you want your child to play competitive or mighty mites. If you have doubts if your child is good enough to play competitive, sign them up for competitive and have them attend tryouts. If you sign up for competitive and your child is not picked for one of the competitive teams, they are still eligible to play mighty mite hockey, and you will be reimbursed the difference in the fees. Both programs are described in more detail below.

Mighty Mites

Recommended prerequisite: HIP or equivalent skill.

This program has practice once per week, and "cross ice" games on Sunday. The practices will work on basic hockey skills such as skating, stick-handling, and shooting. The players will be broken up into teams of 8 or 9 players (by jersey color) and will play cross-ice games (with and without goaltenders) on Sundays. The teams will also participate in one or more cross-ice jamborees, where the kids will play teams from other associations such as Depere, Appleton and Fox Valley. In the second part of the season (January), teams of players interested in playing full ice games will be put together and will play a few additional full ice games. The full ice games are optional for parents/players interested in seeing what full-ice hockey is all about.  We will also be hosting the "MiteFest" tournament at the Cornerstone Arena where the kids will have a chance to play full-ice hockey against other associations.  Please note that there is no state tournament at this level.  This level is purely a developmental program.

Mite Competitive

Recommended prerequisites: HIP, Mighty Mites or equivalent skill level.

The Competitive group consists of an "A" and "B" team, will have two practices per week, and will play anywhere from 20-30 full-ice games - both home and away - plus any additional tournaments and possibly the State tournament. The A and B teams are picked during Mite tryouts based on player skill. Any player not making the A/B team should play mighty mite hockey. For the A and B teams, there will be a "full time" goalie determined at the competitive tryouts.

Squirt - Ages 9-10

Squirt hockey is broken up into "Competitive" (A and B teams) and "Recreational" (C teams).  All hockey at this level is played full ice.  The A and B teams are determined at the A/B tryouts based on skill.  If they do not make either of the competitive teams, they should attend the Recreational tryouts and will be assigned to one of the C teams.   

Peewee- Ages 11-12

Peewee hockey is broken up into "Competitive" (A and B teams) and "Recreational" (C teams).  All hockey at this level is played full ice.  The A and B teams are determined at the A/B tryouts based on skill.  If they do not make either of the competitive teams, they should attend the Recreational tryouts and will be assigned to one of the C teams.    

Note that peewee hockey is the first level to allow body checking.

Bantam - Ages 13-14

Bantam hockey is broken up into "Competitive" (A and B teams) and "Recreational" (C teams).  All hockey at this level is played full ice.  The A and B teams are determined at the A/B tryouts based on skill.  If they do not make either of the competitive teams, they should attend the Recreational tryouts and will be assigned to one of the C teams.     

Girls only programs:

U10/U12/U18

Coming soon