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Green Bay Area Youth Hockey

Green Bay Area Youth Hockey

Green Bay Area
Youth Hockey Association

Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association (GBAYHA) is a non-profit volunteer organization that strives to provide safe and affordable hockey and instruction for Green Bay Area children. We believe 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. This page describes our entire hockey program from children just learning how to skate through Bantam-level competitive hockey.

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Learn To Skate - For children of all ages

This is the program for children who want to learn how to ice skate. It is geared toward the beginner, teaching the basics of skating. This program is run by the Cornerstone Community Ice Center and you can learn more by clicking here.

 

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. The program will reinforce the skating skills from "Learn To Skate" and work on new skating skills such as crossovers. This program is run by the Cornerstone Community Ice Center and you can find out more by clicking here.

 

Mite Hockey - Ages 4-8

Recommended prerequisite: HIP or equivalent skill.

This program has practice twice a 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.

 

Please note that there is no state tournament at this level. This level is purely a developmental program.

 

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.

 

Girls only programs

GBAYHA will be fielding girls teams at the U10, U12, and U14. If interested in finding out more about our girls programs, please contact Andy Bradford, Girls Hockey Program Chairperson at abradford@depere.k12.wi.us