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Welcome to Program Services

The Program Services site is a resource center for local youth association leadership. Its goal is to provide local associations with the tools necessary to deliver the best youth sports experience in their community. These include growth and retention programs that associations can easily apply in their own structure. 


IIHF World Girls' Hockey Weekend

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Nearly 150 locations across the United States are celebrating the fourth annual IIHF World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend. The program is an opportunity to celebrate female participation in the sport and aim to grow the game through a variety of events. Follow all event coverage throughout the weekend here!

Try Hockey For Free Day Registration

Try Hockey For Free Days are set for the 2014-15 season! The first Try Hockey For Free Day will be Saturday, November 8th, as part of Come Play Hockey Month. The second opportunity will occur Saturday, February 21, 2015, during Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM.

This program, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport. Total Hockey is an official sponsor of Try Hockey For Free Days.

Association and rinks interested in hosting a Try Hockey For Free event on February 21, 2015, can REGISTER HERE.

For more information on hosting the February event, CLICK HERE.

2 and 2 Challenge Caps Successful Second Season!

A record 315 associations in 45 states participated in USA Hockey's 2 and 2 Challenge, a program that played a significant role in the record number of American players overall during the 2013-14 season.

Associations that commit to the 2 and 2 Challenge follow a systematic year-long plan of utilizing grassroots marketing tools and national events in an effort to add two additional new players and retain two more players than their previous season's 8-and-under player totals.

Congratulations to all associations that completed the 2013-14 season’s 2 and 2 Challenge! To view the complete list of associations and the status they achieved by Affiliate, please go here.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov
  • 8
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY
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  • Try Hockey For Free Day will be Saturday, November 8th and is part of Come Play Hockey Month. This program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint-effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs.    

    Over 500 locations will host a try hockey for free clinic for kids between the ages of 4 to 9. With youth sports wrapping up, this event provides local associations the perfect opportunity to introduce new families to youth hockey.

    In addition, we want to capture the broad exposure of the Olympics to provide kids the opportunity to try hockey! The last post-Olympic season (2010-11) had a 15% increase in new 8 & under players, the largest increase in new players over the past 15 years.

    For more information on hosting this event, CLICK HERE.

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  • Feb
  • 21
Hockey Weekend Across America Try Hockey For Free Day
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  • Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, will be highlighted by Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, February 21, 2015. This is a national effort to have more than 200 local rinks and association introduce kids between the ages of 4 and 9 to youth hockey. Participating host locations will receive jerseys, promotional items, marketing tools, USA Hockey sanctioning and online registration to maximize participation.

    We want to capitalize on the excitement and broad exposure of the Olympic Games. In addition, February is a great opportunity to attract new families who are thinking hockey because it's winter. This will give you an advantage with your spring programs and drive growth for next fall.

    For a detailed overview of the program and what USA Hockey provides, CLICK HERE.

    To register to host a Try Hockey For Free event, CLICK HERE.

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