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10/08/2020 UPDATED BBYHA COVID 19 INFORMATION
The Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association (BBYHA) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that operates a youth ice hockey program serving the city of Bloomington and the surrounding counties of Monroe, Morgan, Lawrence, Owen, and Greene. The BBYHA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and relies upon the support of many volunteer coaches and parents. If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact one of our Board members.
The BBYHA provides an equal opportunity for all children to play organized hockey. Our mission is “to provide a means whereby children ages 4-14 may play the game of ice hockey in a competitive, organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches; and, to aid these children to develop athletic skills, a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play.” Emphasis by the coaching staff is on teaching, educating, and developing ice hockey skills in all the players.
A small, but growing organization, the quality of play exhibited by BBYHA teams, at all levels, is/has been outstanding for several years. Last season, each of our teams were champions at the November Evansville Big Bear Tournament; our Bantam’s won Buckeye Travel Hockey League (BTHL) regular season championship; our PeeWee’s finished second in the BTHL, Lower Division, End of Season Tournament; our Squirt’s finished second in the BTHL, West Division, during the regular season; and our Mites fought hard, developed skills, and had a lot of fun all season long.
All BBYHA players must be a registered member of USA Hockey, and all BBYHA U12 and below players must be registered with the City of Bloomington House Hockey program before they participate on the ice with the BBYHA.