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8U Mites

Greensboro Stars 2023 - 2024

Greensboro Stars Mites Program

Mastering Skills, Having FUN!!!

We are thrilled you are considering becoming a part of our GYHA Greensboro Stars 8U program! Below you will find helpful information to help you better understand what our 8U program has to offer. Should you need additional information we encourage you to contact us.

Why join the GYHA 8U program?

First, you are becoming part of something great! The 8U Development Program is the fundamental stage of youth hockey and is essential to a young players growth! We create a positive, healthy environment that focuses on mastering fundamental skills while having fun, which also helps to develop a lifelong interest in hockey! 

Hockey is a team sport. Therefore, young players learn the value of lifelong skills like cooperation, building trust, confidence, a positive self esteem, being a team player, responsibility and sportsmanship.

The objectives of the GYHA 8U Development Program are:

  • Provide an enjoyable introduction to hockey for players of all abilities  

  • Teach the fundamentals of skating, balance, agility, and puck control

  • Focus on skill repetition, small drill areas, and cross ice games. Players are taught the proper way to perform skills, eliminating the formation of bad habits. Muscle memory is developed through repetition where skills are practiced repeatedly until performing them becomes second nature. Practice makes permanent, not perfect. 

  • We employ various cross-ice and small area games which are shown to develop individual and team skills, promote creativity, increase involvement, and provide more opportunities for players to touch the puck.

  • Teams will participate in Games and Jamborees with other area teams to promote teamwork and give the kids a fulfilling game-like experience.

Ice Time & Fees
The 8U Development Program begins in September and runs through the end of February or early March. The fee includes a minimum of 31 hours of ice instruction, and home and away games.


We have created the registration for anyone that would like to be considered for a coaching position for any of the programs that GYHA has to offer.  We need volunteers to help with the Learn To Play program on Monday nights.  We also need coaches seasonally for the Mites skills session on Wednesday nights.  (Safesport  certification and background check are required)

The Registration "8U Mites" is not currently available.

GYHA 6U / 8U Team Manager

If you are interested in filling out an application to volunteer as a Team Manager for the 6U / 8U Greensboro Stars or Lady Stars programs, please review the document which outlines the manager responsibilities, and apply seasonally using the registration link below.

Please note that the 8U coaches select their Team Manager, this registration just alerts them to your interest.

Contact GYHA