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2018 USA Hockey Parent Handbook

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U S A H O C K E Y PA R E N T H A N D B O O K 1 5 AGE CATEGORY CLASSIFICATION 8 years & under 8U 9-10 years 10U 11-12 years 12U 13-14 years 14U 15-year-olds 15 Only 15-16 years 16U 17-18 years 18U 17-18-19 years 19U (girls only) 16-20 years Junior Players can enter this stage at any age, as "Hockey for Life" can provide quality recreational opportunities for all ages. Whether as a "rink-rat" at a local outdoor rink, as an intramural/ club hockey player at a college or university, or in adult recreational leagues, USA Hockey believe that the opportunity to play and have fun should be available to all players with various levels of commitment. Even later in life, USA Hockey hopes that everyone leads a physically active, healthy lifestyle that includes the great game of hockey. Experiments have shown that physical exercise can double the rate at which the brain creates new brain cells. It makes an old brain act more like a young one in its ability to generate neurons needed for learning and remembering new things. So, in effect, exercise helps the brain stay youthful. ALL AGES 8 HOCKEY FOR LIFE YOUTH/GIRLS/JUNIOR AGE CLASSIFICATIONS

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