Frequently Asked Youth Hockey questions

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

Please contact Hockey Director Dave Weaver (dweaver@bozemanhockey.org) or Assistant Hockey Director Sam Coulter (scoulter@bozemanhockey.org).

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?

BAHA has an equipment rental program targeted for 4-12 year olds in our in house programs (Termites, Mites, Mountain League). The equipment includes helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, breezers (pants), shin guards, and gloves. The program is first-come, first-serve and is $40 for the season. For more information, contact Sam Coulter (scoulter@bozemanhockey.org).

Does BAHA offer any pickup hockey for youths?

No, but there are youth Stick and Puck sessions. Times can be found on the calendar.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How do I file an injury claim with USA Hockey?

Go to the USA Hockey website and follow the links “About USAH” and “Insurance Risk Management.” Much of the important information about filing a claim is listed under “FAQ.” If your question is not answered there, contact the Northern Plains District Risk Manager, who can be found in the “Risk Manager Directory" section of the USA Hockey site.

How do I become a hockey referee?

Information about becoming a referee is available on the USA Hockey website. For questions, please visit the Gallatin Hockey Officials' Association website.

What does it mean to be a BAHA Member?

BAHA Members are anyone who is registered on a youth or adult team.

What is USA Hockey and why do I need to be a member to join BAHA?

USA Hockey is the governing body of hockey in the United States. BAHA’s youth teams and adult leagues are sanctioned by USA Hockey, so for insurance purposes, all participants in these programs must be registered members. Only USA Hockey sanctioned events are covered (youth practices and games and Adult HHL games). All other events are not covered by USA Hockey insurance (Puck Lunch, Stick & Puck, 3-on-3 tournaments, Public Skating, etc.).

Where can I buy new or used hockey gear (adult or child) in Bozeman?

Here are a few places in the area that sell or buy used or new hockey equipment:

  1. Play It Again Sports (1428 N. 15th Ave.) buys and sells new and used hockey gear and sharpens skates.
  2. Second Wind Sports (15 W. Olive Street) sells and consigns used hockey gear.
  3. Summit Bike and Ski (26 S. Grand Avenue) sell hockey gear and sharpen skates.
  4. Top Shelf Hockey (25B Shawnee Way) sells hockey gear and sharpens skates.
How much does it cost to play hockey with BAHA?

BAHA strives to keep its prices reasonable and affordable in order to make hockey accessible to everyone in the community. Registration costs vary widely depending on the program and level of play desired. Please review our Youth Programs & Prices and Adult Programs & Prices guides for details.

How can I sign up my child or myself to play hockey?

Youth and adult hockey registration is available on our website for the duration of each season’s registration period. Registration for the regular season typically runs from late August until early October. However, we take sign-ups for our Non-Travel Mountain League all season long.

When is hockey season in Bozeman?

The early Youth Hockey and Adult Hockey seasons start at the end of September and run until the end of October. The regular Adult Hockey season starts at the end of October and ends in mid-April. The regular Youth Hockey season also starts at the end of October and ends in early March.

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