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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. 


Try Hockey For Free Day Host Registration Closed

The opportunity to host a Try Hockey For Free Day event on Saturday, February 21, 2015, during Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM is currently closed. Over 300 host sites will be participating in the event. To find a host site in your area, visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com.

Host site registration for the Try Hockey For Free event on February 21, 2015 is closed. Contact Shannon at shannonw@usahockey.org with questions.

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.

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

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!

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

  • Oct
  • 10
GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND
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  • 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 IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend October 10-11, 2015. To participate, there are four different events host sites can utilize; try hockey for free, cross-ice jamboree, season kick-off party or create an original event to celebrate local female hockey players.

    To learn more about Girls' Hockey Weekend, CLICK HERE.  

    Registration for this event will open in August.

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  • Nov
  • 7
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY
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  • Try Hockey For Free Day will be Saturday, November 7th 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.

    November is an ideal time to bring families into your rink that may not have previously considered youth hockey and are completing their fall sports.

    For more information on hosting this event, CLICK HERE.

    Host site registration for this event will open in August.

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  • Feb
  • 20
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 20, 2016. This is a national effort with over 300 local rinks and association introducing 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.

    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 identifying new families for next fall.

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

    Host site registration for this event will open in August.

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