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 email@example.com for more information.
Growth and Retention -- USA Hockey's Call to action (presentation by Kevin at the SAHA meeting)
USA Hockey Call to Action (pdf)
2012 – 2013 Membership Grant Outline and Application – this grant was created to help your association with GROWTH AND RETENTION. We have $20,000 to distribute within our affiliate. Applications are due September 15th, 2012
Membership Growth Grant Details
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 Committment form. -- Sign and return to Kevin Cook
SAHA Affiliate Report on 2 and 2 Challenge (pdf)
Hockey Weekend Across America – Saturday, Feb 19th – USA Hockey is looking for 200 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!
HWAA sign up form (pdf) -- Complete and return to USAH and copy Kevin
Try Hockey for Free – Play by Play suggestions on how to run the Hockey Weekend Across America –
Try Hockey for Free Weekend (doc)
Get Out And Learn - a 4 week growth program designed by the Nashville Predators
GOAL Program (Get Out And Learn)
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.