USA Hockey has launched an exciting event, an event that it is calling “Try Hockey for Free Days.” The organization confirmed the event and announced the official dates.
The event will take place for the first time nationwide on November 4th, 2017. This event will serve as sort of a launch for the organization’s Come Play Hockey Month. Those who can’t make that date, however, don’t need to despair. Another date has also been announced- March 3, 2018, which is the weekend right after the XXIII Olympic Winter Games’ closing ceremony. USA hockey is hoping this will work as “perfect timing” to draw attention to the sport and garner interest.
Any interested youth hockey associations and/or rinks are invited to register to host events on these dates. Those who register will receive training, promotional materials, official jerseys, and more! The goal of these events is to welcome others into the sport and the joys it has to offer, so any organizations interested in furthering this mission are more than welcome to visit USA Hockey’s official site for registration details.
Other opportunities are also available for those wishing to further promote the advancement of the sport. One such example is the “2 and 2 Challenge,” through which USA Hockey provides partnering organizations with the resources necessary to boost hockey participation for young players. Organizations that successfully implement the program by adding two new players and retaining two more than they did in the previous season will be eligible to receive various incentives.
Obviously, there are a lot of exciting things happening in youth hockey right now, and the great thing is that your organization can easily be a part of them just by registering and learning more!