Frequently Asked Youth Hockey questions

Who can I contact about becoming a youth hockey coach with BAHA?

Please contact Hockey Director, Dave Weaver at dweaver@gallatinice.org if you are interested in coaching opportunities.

Is there a girls-only hockey program?

Yes, BAHA has two girls’ hockey teams. There is a 14U and 19U team designed for girls aging out of the youth Squirt level that wants to continue playing competitive hockey. These teams compete in the Northern Rocky Mountain Girls Hockey League and travel to tournaments throughout Montana and Idaho once a month. For more information about our girls’ league, contact Dave Weaver at dweaver@bozemanhockey.org

Where can I find the practice schedule for the season?

The practice schedule will be posted on the Youth Hockey calendar page. You may also contact Dave Weaver at dweaver@gallatinice.org for more information.

Can I rent hockey equipment for my child?

Yes, if your child competes in the Mite or Termite programs (ages 4–8). BAHA participates in USA Hockey’s OneGoal Equipment Program. OneGoal is designed to encourage participation in hockey by providing high-quality and conveniently packaged gear including everything except skates and a stick. The equipment is sized for children ages 6–8 and includes junior small shoulder pads, pants (breezers), elbow pads, 10-inch shin guards, gloves, and a small adjustable helmet.

BAHA has purchased 20 sets of OneGoal equipment that is available to our Mite and Termite families, one per family, on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for an OneGoal equipment set is $40 for the season.

Does BAHA offer any pickup hockey for youths?

Youth pickup hockey is occasionally scheduled in unused ice slots. See our Rink Schedule to check for scheduled times throughout the season.

Does my child have to travel in order to play hockey with BAHA?

No. BAHA offers a Youth non-travel league (Mountain League) for young players not interested in or not able to travel for games. This league is for players ages 9 - 18. Our Termites (6U) and Mites (8U) Programs are also non-travel.

Does my child need prior experience to play hockey with BAHA?

Not at all! Our programs accommodate children with all levels of experience. However, we do recommend that children brand-new to hockey enroll in the Learn to Skate program.

What gear does my child need to play hockey?

Youth players must wear all necessary protective gear, including helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards, gloves, and a protective cup. PeeWee and the above players must also use a mouthguard.

How old does my child need to be in order to play hockey?

Youth programs include termite (4-6) through high school levels. For more information, please visit our Youth Hockey page.

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