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2018 USA Hockey Parent Handbook

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U SA Hockey makes an unequaled commitment to coaching education, which means that members of USA Hockey receive unrivaled support and resources for developing young players. USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program is designed to improve the caliber of coaching in amateur hockey. Five levels of achievement spanning nearly 800 coaching clinics each season combine with six online, age-specific modules to educate each USA Hockey coach, from the beginner to the expert. The Coaching Education Program is committed to developing effective instructors and role models through a comprehensive education program at all levels of play. The program emphasizes fundamental skills, conceptual C O A C H E S UNEQUALED INSTRUCTION FOR YOUR CHILD Officials USA Hockey officials—the men and women in stripes—experience one of the most comprehensive officiating education programs in all of amateur sport. They attend clinics and pass tests annually that become progressively more difficult as they advance through the ranks. Additionally, each district has referee supervisors and mentor programs that help officials reach their fullest potential. If you're looking for a way to get involved and give back to the game, consider becoming a USA Hockey official. It's also a great way for teenaged hockey players to make money while learning more about the game. development, sportsmanship and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and off-ice officials. Coaches trained by USA Hockey receive materials tailored to the age classification they'll instruct, helping create an age- appropriate training environment for every athlete. Additionally, USA Hockey has developed an internationally renowned library of instructional resources for coaches to use throughout the ranks, both on the ice as well as in the classroom. – K E I T H T K AC H U K Hockey dad, youth hockey coach, 19-year NHL veteran, four-time U.S. Olympian, first American- born player to lead the NHL in goal scoring "THE THING I LIKE ABOUT COACHING IS LOOKING AT IT FROM WHERE THEY STARTED TO WHERE THEY FINISHED. IT ISN'T ABOUT WINS AND LOSSES; IT'S ABOUT HOW THEY DEVELOP. WE TAKE PRIDE IN THAT." U S A H O C K E Y PA R E N T H A N D B O O K 4

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