TJHA: Youth Hockey in Tacoma, WA
About Tacoma Junior Hockey Association TJHA
TJHA offers programs for ages 4–18 at all skill levels. We have learn to skate programs, hockey fundamentals programs, and competitive hockey teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U levels.
The mission of TJHA is to teach the members of the community the sport of ice hockey, developing team play and individual skills through clinics and team competition by emphasizing sportsmanship, cooperation, fun, self-discipline, self-confidence, and respect for others. TJHA also will strive for the highest level of customer service to the membership to maintain and insure growth of hockey in the Tacoma area.
In House Play
This program is for the player that is ready to graduate from lessons and is ready to commit to 2 times a week for hockey. Players will have one practice and one game a week. All games will be played at Tacoma Twin Rinks. There will be 2 "seasons" for this program. The first will be September 16, 2017-November 18, 2017 and then the second will start January 6, 2018 - March 10, 2018. The cost of this program per "season" is $299.00. Each player will also get a team jersey.
Learn To Play for ages 4+- This program will focus on skating skills used for hockey. Skaters will learn a variety of skills ranging from forward skating to backward skating on one and two feet, stick handling, and some game instruction. This will be a 12 week session, costing $99/session. We will offer 3 sessions throughout the year. Rental gear is available upon request.
Tacoma Junior Hockey Association (TJHA) fields teams in accordance with USA Hockey guidelines. Teams are structured according to the players’ age. For the 2017–2018 season, the calendar year in which the player was born will determine which level they will skate. As a general guide, the teams are structured by the following age groups: We will offer both Recreational and Travel level teams in these divisions if the number of players registered allows.
8U (Mini Mites) – 8 & under, as of December 31st (Birth years 09 and younger)
8U (Mites) – 8 & under, as of December 31st (Birth years 09 and younger)
10U (Squirts) – 10 & under, as of December 31st (Birth years 07–08)
12U (Peewees) – 12 & under, as of December 31st, (Birth years 05–06)
14U (Bantams) – 14 & under, as of December 31st, (Birth years 03–04)
18U (Midgets) – 18 & under, as of December 31st, (Birth years 99–02)
2017-2018 Registration is Open
First of all, thank you to all the coaches, managers, and parents for your support during the 2016–2017 hockey season. To our players, we had a great time watching you grow, not only in your hockey skills, but also as young people we are proud to have as Tacoma Rockets.
Registration for the 2017–18 season is now open. Make sure you register with USA Hockey at usahockey.com prior to registering under the Youth Hockey tab on psaha.com. You will need the 2017–2018 USA Hockey membership number during the youth registration process.
Fees for the 2017-18 Season are as follows:
U8 Program – Each Session $99.00 – Equipment Rental $50.00/sessions with $100.00 equipment deposit
8U House Team Membership fee $1452 (monthly $127*)
10U House Team Membership fee $1452 (monthly $127*)
10U Travel Team Membership fee $2196.00 (monthly $189*)
12U House Team Membership fee $1500 (monthly $131*)
12U Travel Team Membership fee $2196 (monthly $189*)
14U House Team Membership fee $1500 (monthly $131*)
14U B Team Membership fee $2460 (monthly $211*)
18U House Team Membership fee $1500 (monthly $131*)
18U B Team Membership fee $2460 (monthly $211*)
18U Travel Tier II Team Membership fee $2580 (monthly $221*)
All Team Memberships: Non-refundable registration fee $200.00.
*If installment payment plan is chosen, there is a $72.00 annual fee/$6 monthly.
Late payment fee $35.00
Those who register in the month of June and select to make monthly installment payments will pay the non-refundable registration fee of $200.00 and monthly payments shall begin on July 10th. Those waiting to register until after July 10th will pay the non-refundable registration fee of $200.00 plus first month’s payment; after August 10th, you will pay the non-refundable registration fee of $200.00 plus 2 months payment, etc.
Please register as early as possible. For those of you who take advantage of the monthly plan, early registration prevents you from being in financial catch up mode.
Tryouts will be in Mid-August. Coaching selections are underway and will be announced as they are approved.
Disclaimer: This information is subject to change.
2017/2018 Head Coaches
8U Program Director – Chris Weaver
8U WHITE –
8U BLUE –
8U BLACK –
8U RED –
10U WHITE – Mat Foster
10U BLUE – TBD
10U Travel – Rob Kaufman
12U REC – Greg Gicewicz
12U B – Brett Aurand
14U REC – Eddie Toy
14U B – Ricky Petersen
14U T2 – TBD
18U Rec – Jeremy Gebhardt
18U B – TBD
18U T2 – Dave Moore