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American Hockey Parent Handbook 2017

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STAYING SAFE Whether it's competing for a gold medal, skating with neighborhood friends or volunteering at the rink, hockey can provide a lifetime of great moments — and fun —for you and your child. As the national governing body for ice hockey in the United States, USA Hockey is here to help you make the most of it. Welcome to USA Hockey HOCKEY PARENT A N A M ER I CA N • H A N D B O O K • We aim to help every player reach full potential through engaging, safe and fun programs that maximize skill development. We help young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes, and we connect the game at every level, promoting a life-long love of the sport. Our primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs. Your registration with USA Hockey aligns you and your hockey-playing child with a powerful advocate that is completely dedicated to you and to making hockey a great experience for every player. YOUTH HOCKEY IS OUR FOCUS Founded in 1937, the USA Hockey family now includes more than one million players, coaches, officials and volunteers. We are the official representative to the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation. In this role, we organize and train men's and women's teams for international competitions, including the IIHF World Championships, the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. We also work closely with the National Hockey League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. About USA Hockey 1

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