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Blue Jackets Hockey League 2023 / 2024  Ice Hockey

Sep 25 ’23
Mar 17 ’24

***Registration for the Fall Season or Full Season is closed. Please reach out to if you have any questions. 

Winter Season registration is in late registration. The 6U/8U and 10U is currently on a waitlist. We are looking to add additional ice time to allow more players. . Please scroll to the bottom to register for the waitlist.***

The Blue Jackets Hockey League is a city-wide, local hockey program for boys and girls aged 5 to 10 years old. The Blue Jackets Hockey League follows the American Development Model and long-term athlete development principles to help kids reach their full potential. Players will be supported by USA Hockey certified volunteer coaches and Blue Jackets Hockey League Development Coaches.

There are two "seasons" for participants to choose that allow players to participate in one or both "seasons." Players entering the Winter Season will be placed on new or existing teams which will be determined by the number of registrations.

The Blue Jackets Hockey League offers age-appropriate programming and is dedicated to providing a world-class experience.


Options to choose from:

Full Season - September 25 - March 17, 2023

  • Hockey is Back Assessment Skates - September 25 - October 15, 2023
  • Regular Season starts on October 16, 2023

Fall Half Season - September 25 to December 17, 2023

  • Hockey is Back Assessment Skates - September 25 - October 15, 2023
  • Regular Season starts on October 16, 2023

Winter Half Season - January 4 to March 17, 2024

  • Hockey is Back January 4 - January 12, 2024
  • Regular Season restarts January 16, 2024

We will have the following days off from regular Blue Jackets Hockey League Programming:

  • October 6 - 9, 2023
  • October 31, 2023
  • November 20 - 26, 2023
  • December 18, 2023 - January 4, 2024
  • January 12 - 15, 2024
  • February 13 - 19, 2024

During the off days, we plan to have optional hockey opportunities. More information in the future.

Full and Fall Seasons Open Registration

  • June 27, 2023, at 10 am - July 21, 2023, at 11:59 pm

Winter Season Open Registration

  • June 27, 2023, at 10 am - November 9, 2023, at 11:59 pm

Late Registration Periods

Fall Season

  • July 22 - August 17, 2023*

Winter Season

  • November 10 - December 1, 2023*

*We will work to accommodate your requests when you register during this period. Your jersey may not arrive in time for the season, or your preferred home rink location might not be available.

For additional information, please check Blue Jackets Hockey League.

Additional Questions -


Your child will be placed in the appropriate age classifications set by USA Hockey.

Age Classifications

  • 10U – 2013 and 2014 Birth years
  • 8U – 2015 and 2016 Birth Years
  • 6U – 2017 and 2018 Birth Years

If your player was born prior in 2012 or older, please check out Local Associations that provide programming for their age group.


6U and 8U

  • 2 Ice Sessions per week
    • 1x Training Session
    • 1x GameDay (Modified Ice Game Play)


  • Average of 2 - 3 Ice Sessions per week
    • 2x Training Sessions per week
    • 1x Full Ice Game (approximately 14 - 18 per full season)
      • Games will be played throughout Central Ohio rinks.

You have your choice of rink locations; we hope you choose the one closest to your home. However, you are free to choose whichever location works for your family.

Players will not have a choice of days of the week as the schedule has variability to it. We hope to have as consistent as possible for practice days during the week. Games will rotate throughout weekdays and weekends. The rink schedule will be set closer to the start of the season.


After the Hockey is Back Assessment skates, players will be placed on age and developmentally appropriate teams. Grouping players by age and skill level will allow players to be challenged at the appropriate level. We hope to have at least two volunteer coaches per team.

Our goal is to provide the "Goldilocks" level of challenge for all players. Players will be placed on teams with the best interests of all players, families, and coaches within the Blue Jackets Hockey League.

If you have a specific request, (i.e., playing with a family member or specific coach), there will be a spot on the registration to communicate. We cannot guarantee any requests but will try to accommodate.

At 10U, we hope to make all girls teams at each rink. Formation of all girls’ teams it is dependent on the number of female players who register, the breakdown of their age and skill level, any special requests, and volunteer parent coaching availability.


Youth hockey is supported by great volunteers that help within all facets of the game. We have opportunities for Blue Jackets Hockey League volunteer coaches and team managers. This is a great way to spend more time with your child, build friendships, and help strengthen our community.

Volunteer Coaches (Team coaches)

    • Lead team and work with other coaches to provide safe and fun environment
    • Implement practice plans, manage the players during the game, set up off ice events, and provide a fun and engaging experience.
    • Responsible to help strengthen friendships, camaraderie, and support life skills within their team and family members on and off the ice.
    • Communicate with team and their family members. Set up off-ice events to further enhance team dynamics.

Team Managers

  • Provide written and verbal communication to their team including family members.
  • Support coaches with off-ice events throughout the season.

Head and assistant coaches will receive 15% off season cost in the form of Blue Jackets Hockey League site credit for coaching. Max of 2 coaches per team to receive the credit. Credit will be placed into account when the season starts when approved as a coach. Coaches will also receive reimbursements towards USA Hockey certifications.


Completion of the CBJ Learn to Play Hockey Series (1, 2, and 3) and/or previous playing experience in the Blue Jackets Hockey League or a 10U house league (CAHA, CCYHA, or EYHA). Others need to apply/provide documentation by emailing

2023- 24 USA Hockey Membership - USA Hockey Membership

Current CBJ Learn to Play Hockey 2&3 players will be communicated with by your rink Program Managers on how you will be able to enter the Fall and/or Winter Seasons. You will be able to transition immediately into the Blue Jackets Hockey League when you graduate Hockey 3. You must register within the specific registration period.


Players will receive one reversible Blue Jackets jersey with their name and number along with hockey socks per hockey year.

Players provide their own:

  • Helmet with cage
  • Gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, shin pads, jock/jill, hockey pants
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey skates

Goaltending Equipment will be provided by the Blue Jackets Hockey League at 6U and 8U. All players will have an opportunity to try goaltender at 6U and 8U. At 10U, players will be able to rotate playing goalie depending on the amount of full-time goalie registered.


$150 deposit due at registration. Payment plans are available.

6U and 8U

  • Full Season - $715
  • Fall Half Season - $375
  • Winter Half Season - $350


  • Full Season - $867
  • Fall Half Season - $455
  • Winter Half Season - $430



  • Ages 6 - 8 Female
  • Ages 6 - 9 Male

During this stage, participants will continue to refine fundamental movement skills (Agility, Balance, and Coordination) and begin to acquire basic/intermediate hockey skills (skating and puck control). Participants will learn basic game and team concepts, plus, they will build important characteristics on and off the ice: teamwork, responsibility, and respect.

Read more on FUNdamentals Development Stage


  • Ages 8 - 11 Female
  • Ages 9 - 12 Male

At this stage, participants continue to develop movement abilities across multiple sports and in a wide variety of environments. In ice hockey, players continue to increase their attunement to the appropriate environmental cues that allow them greater movement adaptability and hockey sense.

In late specialization sports such as ice hockey, early specialization can be detrimental to later stages of development. Participants should develop a solid base in a variety of sports in each of the physical literacy environments (e.g., swimming, athletics, gymnastics & skiing/skating).

Read more on Learn to Train Development Stage

Read more on Long-Term Athlete Development and the stages of Development.


The Blue Jackets Hockey League will provide families with partial or full scholarships based on financial need. Please reach out to info@bluejacketshockeyleague.comfor more information.

If you need help with registration or have additional questions, please contact

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