The Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association (Colorado Select) is the first and only girls’ hockey association in the state of Colorado. We are a hockey organization devoted to promoting and expanding girls’ hockey in Colorado. The purpose of the Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association is to foster the development of young girls in their pursuit of excellence in a team sport. We want to support the girls of Colorado who want to play a sport that can take them into district championships, college scholarships and even to gold medals. Scholarship and educational opportunities are rapidly increasing as more and more programs are developed. In 1996 only 21 colleges and universities offered varsity ice hockey to women. In 2002, there were over 70 women’s collegiate ice hockey programs.
The 2000/2001 season was the Colorado Select’s first season. During this inaugural season, we fielded one team, a competitive Tier I, U15 team. The 2001/2002 season saw us expand to five teams: U12 AAA, U15 AAA, U15 AA, U19 AA and U19 AAA Xtreme. At the 2002 Rocky Mountain Girls’ Regional Championship, our teams won all age divisions, with all three of our AAA teams advancing to the USA Hockey Girls’ National Championships. The U15AAA finished fifth at the USA Hockey Girls National Championship that year.
During the 2002/2003 season we expanded to six teams, and for the first time we fielded a team for girls who were new to the sport of ice hockey.
The 2011/2012 season we will see the Colorado Select have twelve teams with numerous competitive and recreational teams at all age levels, making it one of the largest girls’ hockey associations in the country. Our Colorado Select Girl Ice Hockey “Test Drive” has introduced hundreds of girls to the sport of ice hockey over the last several years, and is the only program of its kind in Colorado. The Select also offers hockey camps and clinics throughout the spring and summer months with programs for all ages and skill levels, from our Test Drive, to our Spring Skills Session, our Summer Skate and our High Altitude Elite Girls Hockey Camp.
The Colorado Select Girls Hockey Association was created to promote and advance girls' hockey in Colorado by providing girls the opportunity to play hockey in a well-organized and supported atmosphere, where they can achieve their varied goals and have fun in the process.