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Philosophy

The Greenwich Blues Hockey Association (GBHA) strives to be the pre-eminent travel hockey program in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  We are dedicated to the development of boys and girls, both as hockey players and individuals, by providing a safe, supportive, structured, and fun learning environment.  Our program is designed to maximize the hockey skills of each child, generate self-esteem, and teach good sportsmanship in the context of a competitive travel hockey program.

While it is our goal to be highly competitive on the ice, success is not measured solely on the numbers of wins and losses throughout the season.  Instead, we evaluate the success of the program based on year-long skills development, consistency of play, sportsmanship, strong work ethic, respect for teammates/coaches/referees, knowledge of the game, and understanding of the values of teamwork and commitment to achieving goals.

GBHA endeavors to attract coaches who are well qualified and embody the values consistent with the organizations philosophy.  We seek to field non-parent coaches at all levels.  Head coaches and assistants are paid positions.  All coaches are experienced and certified through the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program, providing an excellent foundation and learning environment.

GBHA is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on the generosity and support of parents and sponsors to keep our program affordable to all. We provide tuition assisstance to those families who have children that wish to learn to play the great game of hockey but do not entirely have the financial means.

GBHA attracts hockey players from across Fairfield County including, but not limited to, the towns/cities of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Fairfield, and Norwalk as well as players from Westchester County, N.Y., to name a few.  Our home ice is Dorothy Hamill located in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The essence of this philosophy is reviewed and reaffirmed each year by the Board of Directors.  The comments and suggestions of players and parents are always welcome.