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Girls Hockey Introductory Program

Girls Developmental Program

The next session of Girls Developmental starts February 11th. Registration is open!

Paul Uttech

Girls Developmental Coach

Girls Developmental Program

BDHA is committed to growing the sport of hockey for girls and providing a multitude of strong and essential skills development opportunities and programs for beginner through high school levels. The Girls Developmental Program is a FREE, beginner to intermediate-level program for girls, ages 3 and up, who have no, or very little, prior skating experience and wish to try hockey - or get prepared for team play. The program will also help skaters with some experience advance skills and become more confident players.  Participants will learn how to skate and be introduced to hockey play by skilled coaches and instructors in a progressive and sequential manner. This is small group instruction with focused, personalized development.

The program offers three levels:

  • Introductory - for beginners with no skating experience
  • Basic - for with some skating experience
  • Advanced - for those ready to gain more advanced skating and hockey skills  

Participants in Girls Development are encouraged to enroll simultaneously in Hockey 1 & 2 or Hockey 3 & 4 (when offered) to help foster and expedite skills growth. Hockey 1 focuses on beginner skating skills, while Hockey 2 begins to introduce participants to the fundamentals of hockey play.  Hockey 3 & 4 is for skaters ready to move to the next level. A station format is useful for skaters to learn a multitude of skills and advance at their own pace. Please see the Hockey 1-4 website for more information. 

Equipment is available for beginner level hockey programs with check-out and return required. Girls Developmental is offered in FREE, 7-week sessions throughout the year.  While the base fee is waived, USA Hockey requires an annual fee of $50 for youth ages 7 and over participating in hockey. For those who sign up for our "Try Hockey for Free" Sessions held November and February, the USA Hockey fee will be waived for the year (or the remaining sessions in the season).  

For more information on the program, please contact Coach Paul Uttech at


1) Click on the "Registration" tab (above or below).

2) Get a USA Hockey Membership Number (link will take you there during registration process).

3) Create an account on SportEngine and register for Girls Developmental.


Paul Uttech

Girls Developmental Coach