Welcome to Seattle Junior Hockey Association and the Lil’Admirals Program. We hope that you and your player enjoy your experience! Ice hockey is a fast growing sport in our region. Seattle Junior Hockey Association has been developing players at all levels since 1974. We currently have 33 teams covering ages from 4 to 18 years of age.
If you are new to the sport of ice hockey, you probably have a lot of questions and wonder what is in store for you and your player. We hope that this informational page will answer your questions and help you understand this great game!!
Once you have registered for the Lil' Admirals, the next step is to obtain equipment for your player. Seattle Junior Hockey Association offers a great rental program where you can rent an entire set of gear for the season for only $100 or on a per registration basis for $20 per session. This includes skates, shin guards, elbow guards, shoulder pads, pants, gloves and a bag. You are responsible for an athletic supporter, mouth guard, hockey socks and a practice jersey. You will receive a game jersey as part of the program fees and hockey sticks will be available for purchase.
Hockey socks are like leg warmers in that they cover the shin guards and go under the hockey pants. They can be held up in several ways. You can use a garter belt, which is available in your equipment rental if you request it, a pair of shorts with Velcro tabs on the front and back of the shorts that will hold up your socks or a pair of snug fitting spandex shorts with the Velcro tabs. Both the shorts and spandex shorts have an athletic cup inside of them. For the girls, there is a pelvic protector called a Jill. This is available at the Olympicview Pro Shop, located in the Olympicview Ice Arena.
A practice jersey can be purchased for a nominal fee from Seattle Junior Hockey Association when you rent your gear or you can purchase it in the Pro Shop at Olympicview Ice Arena.
The Lil' Admirals program is broken up into blocks of instruction. The first 8 weeks of Hockey 1 are spent on learning how to skate like a hockey player! The players are broken up into 2 different groups, based on age/ability and taught the fundamentals of power skating. Players start skating without a hockey stick so they learn to skate properly without the aid of the stick.
After completing Hockey 1, your player will learn the fundamentals of the game in Hockey 2. Players will be divided into groups. Each group will have a head coach, hopefully 1 or 2 assistant coaches, and several on ice helpers. These helpers are usually parents or other older players from our association. All staff is carefully screened prior to placement on the ice. Our Beginner Director will be giving you more information during the parent orientation.
We are here to be of assistance to you. The Directors of Seattle Junior Hockey Association can be reached via phone or email. The program registrar and administrator is available to answer any questions that you may have. We encourage you to look through our website for information regarding ice schedules, updates on practices and game schedules.
We will communicate via email throughout the season to update you on the upcoming events. USA Hockey has an informational website, www.usahockey.com, that has a lot of useful information regarding ice hockey.
All Players must Register with USA Hockey online -Click Here to register with USA Hockey. - You must be registered with USA Hockey to participate in any Local Youth Program and you only need to register with USA Hockey once every season.
We do rent equipment for the entire season as well as on a per session basis; skates to helmet (with the exception of the athletic supporter). We will issue each player a jersey. Beginner hockey sticks will be available for purchase.
Equipment Rental for the 16/17 full season is $100 and it must be returned at the conclusion of the hockey season in March 2017. Equipment Rental for an 8 week session is $20 and it must be returned immediately at the conclusion of the Hockey 1/ Hockey 2 session.
You may pick up your equipment on Wednesday evenings 7 – 9pm or Saturday mornings 8am-11am @ Olympicview Arena – Please check out our Equipment Page as the schedule can change during the summer months.
Rink Info: Olympicview Arena (Equipment Rental is at ice level North end of the rink) – www.olympicviewarena.com
Olympicview Arena - Practices
22202 – 70th Ave W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Lynnwood Ice Center – Games
19803 - 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Attn: Hockey Office
7012 220th ST
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
For more information, please contact the SJHA Beginner Coordinator: Jerry Weir -
To learn more about Hockey 1 click here!
To learn more about Hockey 2 click here!