2021-2022 Registration is Open
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, 16U 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.
Try Hockey For Free
We will be hosting a USA Hockey Try Hockey For Free event November 6th at Tacoma Twin Rinks. Register at www.tryhockeyforfree.com For more info, call the rink at 253-272-PUCK.
Rockets Launch Pad
Rockets Launch Pad Stage 1 – Learn To Play for ages 4+-
This program will be the first stage of 3 to gain the skills necessary to play on our 8U Full Season Teams. We 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 6 week session for $99. Next session is January 11th. We will offer multiple sessions throughout the year. Rental gear is available upon request.
Launch Pad Stage 2
Stage 2 will focus on some team practice type skills. We will continue to work on skating skills and we will work on passing, shooting, skating with a puck and other skills needed to be able to participate in a team practice. This will be a 6 week session for $99. Next session is January 11th. We will offer multiple sessions throughout the year. Rental gear is available upon request.
Launch Stage 3 – 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 2021-November 2022 and then the second will start January 2022 – March 2022. Each player will also get a team jersey. $349
Coaches for Launch Pad
Coaches for the Launch Pad will need a USA Hockey number, Safe Sport and a Background Check. click below for links to the appropriate item needed:
Tacoma Junior Hockey Association (TJHA) fields teams in accordance with USA Hockey guidelines. Teams are structured according to the players’ age. For the 2021–2022 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 2013 and younger)
8U (Mites) – 8 & under, as of December 31st (Birth years 2013 and younger)
10U (Squirts) – 10 & under, as of December 31st (Birth years 12-11)
12U (Peewees) – 12 & under, as of December 31st, (Birth years 10-09)
14U (Bantams) – 14 & under, as of December 31st, (Birth years 08-07)
16U (Midgets) – 16 & under, as of December 31st, (Birth years 06-05)
18U (Midgets) – 18 & under, as of December 31st, (Birth years 06–03)
New SafeSport Regulations
SafeSport Training is required for all adults that have regular contact with or authority over minors.
To comply with the law requiring adults with regular contact to complete training, USA Hockey must require that (i) all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31 of that playing season and (ii) who play on a team in a classification that allows minor age players, complete SafeSport Training before being added to such team and prior to participation (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement shall apply to all teams in the age classifications Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor-age and adult-age players, and to officials who are turning 17 before December 31. You will not be able to add Team Staff (Coach or Manager) to a Youth/Girls/HS Roster until their SafeSport training has been completed. You will not be able to add a player, 2002 birth year or older, to a youth, girls, high school, flex, disabled or junior roster that allows both minor-age and adult-age players, until their SafeSport training has been completed.
The SafeSport link below will take you to register and complete the online SafeSport Class
2021/2022 Head Coaches
8U Program Director – CHRIS WEAVER
8U BLUE– DILLEY
8U ICE BLUE – DOYLE
8U TEAL – HIGH
8U RED – REED
8U GRAY – SCOTT
10U C – REED
10U C – SMITH
10U C – WILLIAMS
10U TRAVEL – FOSTER
10U TRAVEL – HUDKINS
12U C – WEAVER
12U C – YLINEN
12U TRAVEL A2 – ROBERT CUMMINGS
12U TRAVEL A1 – JESSE GASKELL
14U C – RON PEARSON
14U TRAVEL B – ROBERT CUMMINGS
14U TRAVEL TIER 2 – ROB KAUFMAN
16U TRAVEL TIER 2 – DANIEL SOSA
18U C – PHIL WRIGHT
18U TRAVEL TIER 2 – DANIEL SOSA
Coaches for 8U-18U
All Coaches must comply with USA Hockey requirements for coaches. They will need a USA Hockey number, Safe Sport, Background Check, Age specific module and a valid CEP clinic. click below for links to the appropriate item needed:
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