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Grand Forks Youth Hockey Association

Grand Forks Youth Hockey Association
Jessie Close
1060 47th Avenue South
ICON Sports Center
Grand Forks, ND 58201


To create a youth hockey organization designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential.



  • Respect: Treat others as you would expect to be treated.
  • Sportsmanship: Foster a sense of fair play, humility in victory and graciousness in defeat, as well as friendship with teammates and opponents alike.
  • Integrity: Demonstrate honest and fair play, beyond simple adherence to the rules and regulations of the game.
  • Pursuit of Excellence: Each member of the organization, including players, coaches, and volunteers, should seek to perform each aspect of the game to the highest level of his or her ability.
  • Affordability: Provide the best program at the most reasonable cost to our participants.
  • Teamwork: Learn the value of working together. Hockey is a team sport. Success on the ice, as in many aspects of life, is best achieved working as a team towards a shared goal.
  • Enjoyment: Have fun, and have satisfying and rewarding experiences that benefit all participants. The goal is GFYHA is to be a “player-centered” organization.
  • Skill Development: GFYHA will put a heavy emphasis on skill development.MISSION STATEMENT.