As the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States, USA Hockey’s mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and to provide the best possible experience for all participants. SAHA, as an affiliate of USA Hockey, facilitates the local associations’ endeavors to grow the sport of hockey in the South. Benefits of insurance, local tournaments, coaching education, referee education, and play development are just a few areas that support our members. (USA Member Benefits).

Growth and retention is ongoing. There are many programs available to our associations to aid in this growth. The following documents and links provide information and ideas on how to help grow the sport of hockey in our area. Feel free to browse through and conact Kevin Cook at for more information.


2018 – 2019 Membership Grant Outline and Application

This grant was created to help your association with GROWTH AND RETENTION.

grant outline 2018-2019 season

grant application 2018-2019 season

USAH’s 2 & 2 Challenge

USAH is asking us to commit to ADDING 2 new players and RETAINING 2 additional players than the previous season. It’s that simple – WE CAN DO THIS!!!!

2&2 Challenge Commitment

Hockey Weekend Across America

USA Hockey is looking for 500 rinks to offer a Try Hockey for Free Program, introducing over 4,000 kids to the sport of hockey. OUR SAHA GOAL – 12 RINKS. USAH will provide 40 jerseys for this event and tons of information about how to market the event, etc!

Program Details

Try Hockey for Free

Play by Play suggestions on how to run the Hockey Weekend Across America –

Try Hockey For Free Day


USA Hockey Program Services

USA Hockey provides art work for flyers and many other ideas on growing the sport of hockey. for more ideas visit their website.

Program Services