The upcoming 2018-19 hockey season has multiple opportunities to drive growth and welcome new hockey players to the rink. With it being a post-Olympic season, we have a great opportunity to build on the excitement of new hockey families and find ways to retain those families. With that said, we need your help to inform your local associations about these opportunities available to them.
2 and 2 Challenge
The 2 and 2 Challenge guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to drive participation at the 8 & under age group. By growing hockey in this age group, programs will experience long-term growth as these kids continue to develop.
2018-19 Season 2 and 2 Challenge: http://www.2and2challenge.com/
2018-19 Season 2 and 2 Challenge Registration: http://www.2and2challenge.com/registration
By completing the 2 and 2 Challenge, associations will receive up to $250 in Pure Hockey credit to help enhance growth initiatives.
Try Hockey For Free
November 10, 2018 & February 23, 2019
Try Hockey For Free Days provide youth hockey associations a national platform and opportunity to acquire new players locally. Associations will attract new players for this season as well as capture interested families for the following season. This initiative is a joint-effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League & NHL member clubs.
2018-19 Try Hockey For Free Host Site Information: https://programservices.sportngin.com/page/show/895439-2018-19-try-hockey-for-free-dates
Girls’ Hockey Weekend
October 5-7, 2018
USA Hockey is looking for associations and rinks to host opportunities to build awareness, celebrate your current players and grow participation for girls hockey as part of the eighth annual IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend. To participate, host sites can utilize; season kick-off party, cross-ice jamboree, try hockey for free, or create an original event to celebrate local female hockey players. *Events are encouraged to be focused on the 8U age group.
2018 Girls’ Hockey Weekend Registration: https://portal.usahockey.com/tool/signup_form/girlshockeyweekend.
Thank you for your continued commitment to growing youth hockey and supporting these growth efforts. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
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2011-2013 USA Hockey Playing Rules
At the 2011 USA Hockey Annual Meeting, the board of directors voted on 173 rule proposals. The board of USA Hockey passed 32 new playing rule changes that went into affect in the 2011-12 season for the youth. There were 18 new playing rule changes for the junior age groups. Two major changes that took affect:
- Tag-Up Off Sides rule to the Bantam and older age groups
- Elimination of body checking in the Peewee and younger groups
For more information on the 2011-2013 USA Hockey Playing Rules Changes, click on the links below.
- For a 1 page summary of the 2011-2013 USA Hockey Playing Summary
- USA Hockey link: USA Hockey 2011-2013 Playing Rules Change Summary
- USA Hockey link: 2011-2013 USA Hockey Playing Rules and Case Book
- USA Hockey link: 2011-2013 USA Hockey Rulebook
- USA Hockey/Hockey Canada Playing Rules Agreement
For any further questions, please contact John Karolcik USA Hockey Director (USAH Rules Committee Member).
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