Birmingham Hockey Association




Due to an issue with the compressor at Birmingham Ice Arena, our 2019/20 Back to School Preseason Tune-Up Camp will now be held at Hazel Park Viking Arena!

New location and adjusted time, but the dates are the same: Tuesday, August 20th, Wednesday, August 21st, and Thursday, August 22nd.

All skates will be organized and run together by 4D Hockey and our BHA Directors and Coaches. The three day camp fee is $125.

6U Mini Mites / 8U Mites + 10U Squirts / 12U Peewees / 14U Bantams

2:00pm-3:20pm at HAZEL PARK VIKING ARENA


BHA develops each child’s athletic abilities, mentors their love for playing hockey, and fosters a family-friendly environment.


For more information on Mites or Mini Mites, please email our 8U Director Dean Storm.

For more information on Squirts, Peewees, or Bantams, please email our 10U/12U/14U Director Tom Hartle.


The BHA Difference: Player Development


Our program is built upon a consistent dedication to professional development for all players, in all divisions. Our commitment is to growing and developing young hockey players.



Meet Mike Boback, Director of BHA Player Development

Mike Boback is a dedicated, enthusiastic individual with over 30 years of coaching experience and exceptional leadership skills. Mike brings his love of hockey and coaching to the BHA, with a plan to impact and grow individuals looking to better themselves in hockey. 

Mike's love for the game of hockey started with his time playing in Sterling Heights.  He spent much of his youth in the Compuware program, and he went on to play college hockey at Providence College from 1988-1992.  Mike was the Hockey East scoring champion in 1992, and he's 4th all-time in scoring at Providence. He was also a candidate for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award in 1992. Mike was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 1990, and signed an NHL contract in 1992.  He won the AHL's Calder Cup in 1994 as a member of the Portland PIrates, and was named to the AHL All-Star team that same year. He finished his playing career in the Swedish Elite League.

Mike's coaching career includes his time as an instructor with the Turcotte Stickhandling School, as well as time with Compuware and Honeybaked AAA youth hockey teams.

Mike is also the head coach of the Birmingham Unified (Seaholm and Groves) Varsity Hockey team.



Meet 4D Hockey and Petr Tichy, Head Skill Development Instructor

Petr is the owner of 4D Hockey Training, the leading hockey training program in the Detroit metro area. A technical specialist on ice-specific training, Petr is known for creating detailed hockey training plans that are customized for every individual, from youths who are new to the sport to professional hockey players.

Petr was a career hockey player in the AAA Junior and European professional leagues. Trained and raised for the game of hockey in his hometown of Plzen in the Czech Republic, Petr attended a Czech sports school for 10 years where he learned the European teaching techniques and skills that have been used to prime talented Czech Olympians and NHL superstars.

Petr has 15 years of experience teaching, training, and coaching youth hockey players, but he works with hockey players of all ages and levels, including house, AAA, National Hockey League (NHL), USA Hockey (USAH), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), college, and prospective NHL players. 

Petr also serves as the head skills development instructor for Rolston Hockey Academy in Detroit, the Little Caesers AAA Hockey Club skills coach, and the skills development coach for Patrik Stefan prospective NHL clients. Petr is fluent in Czech, English, Russian, and Slovak.