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					                                                                                                                                        THIS IS USA HOCKEY
                                                                                                                            Founded in 1937, USA Hockey, Inc. is the National Governing Body
  LEAGUE RESOURCE MATERIAL                                                 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR                          for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Its mission is to
                                                                            TO REGISTER YOUR ADULT                          promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best
USA Hockey’s adult council and adult hockey department have
                                                                                                                            possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing,
created the Adult Ice Hockey Program Resource Guidebook. This                  HOCKEY PROGRAM:                              advancing and administering the sport.
guidebook was created based on the need for adult league directors
and arena operators request for a more detailed information on
operating adult hockey programs. This guidebook will address the
most commonly asked questions from administrators with regard to
                                                                              SENIOR DIRECTOR, ADULT HOCKEY PROGRAMS
                                                                                             Ashley Bevan
                                                                                                                            USA Hockey’s primary emphasis is on the support and development
                                                                                                                            of grassroots hockey programs. In January 2009, the organization
                                                                                                                            launched the American Development Model, which - for the first time
                                                                                       (719) 576-8724, ext. 183             ever - provides associations nationwide with a blueprint for optimal

adult hockey. Some examples of items address in the guidebook are                                                           athlete development.
tournament operations, league administration, online registration and            MANAGER, ADULT HOCKEY PROGRAMS
player rating systems. For more information or to obtain a copy please                     Scott Aldrich                    While youth hockey is a main focus, USA Hockey also has vibrant
                                                                                     (719) 576-8724, ext. 174               junior and adult hockey programs that provide opportunities for

                                                                                                                            players of all ability levels. The organization also supports a growing
                                                                               COORDINATOR, ADULT HOCKEY PROGRAMS           disabled hockey program.
                                                                                            Justin Murch                    Beyond serving those who play the game at the amateur level, USA
    AMERICAN COLLEGIATE                                                               (719) 576-8724, ext. 113              Hockey has certification programs for coaches and officials to ensure
  HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (ACHA)                                                                                                 education standards are met that coincide with the level of play.                Benefits of Membership
                                                                               COORDINATOR, ADULT HOCKEY PROGRAMS
USA Hockey has worked closely with the ACHA since 1997 to assist                            Rich Hansen
                                                                                                                            Furthermore, a large focus is put on parent education with equipment             for Adult-Level Players
                                                                                                                            needs, rules of the game and parental roles in youth sports among
with the growth and playing opportunities available at the non-varsity                (719) 576-8724, ext. 112              common topics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Ages 18 and Older)
college hockey level. The ACHA is an organizing body that helps to
                                                                           COORDINATOR, ADULT WOMEN’S HOCKEY PROGRAMS       Members of the organization are entitled to many benefits, including
foster the growth of hockey at the non-varsity college level. There are
                                                                                          Katie Holmgren                    a subscription to USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely circulated
currently 447 registered men’s and women’s non-varsity college
                                                                                      (719) 576-8724, ext. 120              hockey publication in the world; excess accident, general liability and
hockey teams playing in five total divisions (Men’s DI, Men’s DII, Men’s                                                    catastrophic insurance coverage; access to; and
DIII and Women’s DI, Women’s DII) at arenas throughout the country.        USA HOCKEY VICE PRESIDENT, ADULT COUNCIL CHAIR   opportunities to participate in USA Hockey National Championships,
Players from the ACHA have represented USA Hockey and the United                             John Beadle                    as well as player development camps.
States at the Winter World University Games since 2001 and the                             (517) 604-0703
                                                                                                                            USA Hockey is the official representative to the United States Olympic
men’s and women’s teams recorded their best finish in the 2011                                                              Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation. In this role,
                                                                           ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEMBER SERVICES
games. If you are interested in helping to start a non-varsity college                                                      USA Hockey is responsible for organizing and training men’s and
                                                                                             Rae Briggle
hockey team please contact the adult hockey department at (719)                                                             women’s teams for international tournaments, including IIHF World
                                                                                       (719) 576-8724, ext. 125
576-8724.                                                                                                                   Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
                                                                              DIRECTOR, OFFICIATING EDUCATION PROGRAM       Closer to home, USA Hockey works with the National Hockey League
                                                                                               Matt Leaf                    and the National Collegiate Athletic Association on matters of mutual
                                                                                       (719) 576-8724, ext. 186             interest.
                                                                                                                            USA Hockey is divided into 12 geographical districts throughout the
                                                                              DIRECTOR, COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM
                                                                                                                            United States. Each district has a registrar to register teams; a
                                                                                            Mark Tabrum                     referee-in-chief to register officials and organize clinics; a coach-in-
                                                                                      (719) 576-8724, ext. 185              chief to administer education program for coaches; a risk manager
                                                                                                                            to oversee liability and safety programs; and a skill development
                                                                                                                            program administrator to facilitate learn-to-play programs for youth
                                                                                                                            players and their parents.
                                                                             TO CONTACT USA HOCKEY                          One of the nation’s most respected amateur sports organizations,
                                                                                        1775 Bob Johnson Drive              USA Hockey celebrates its 75th anniversary season in 2011-12.
                                                                                   Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4090
                                                                                           (719) 576-8724

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     BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA HOCKEY
USA Hockey is often asked to explain the advantages associated with                                                                                                                                                                                 ADULT EVENTS
registering adult hockey teams and leagues with our organization. It
is not one benefit that is the most important, but it is the total                                                                                                                                                               HOCKEY CLASSICS
package. Consider the following:                                                                                                                                                                                                 USA Hockey sponsors an annual series of recreational, non-checking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tournaments for adult players. These tournaments are open to
ONLINE MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                                                registered teams in Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Over-30, Over-
Online registration is available to all adult ice hockey players and all                                                                                                                                                         40 and Women’s divisions, and all are held in destination locations,
adult leagues. This is a streamlined process that allows a player to                                                                                                                                                             such as Lake Placid, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale and Dallas.
become a member of USA Hockey through Online
membership with USA Hockey can also be integrated into your                                                                                                                                                                      LABATT BLUE/USA HOCKEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
existing website. If your adult league is interested in finding out more                                                                                                                                                         USA Hockey conducts eight different levels of Labatt Blue/USA
information about online registration, please contact the national                                                                                                                                                               Hockey National Championship tournaments. There are seven non-
office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          check divisions (Novice, 60-and-Over, 50-and-Over, 40-and-Over,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 30-and-Over and 30-, 40- and 50-and-Over Women’s). All teams
NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY                                                                                                                                                                                                          competing are state champions, Adult Classic champions or
An intangible benefit of membership is belonging to a growing                                                                                                                                                                    sanctioned qualifiers.
National Governing Body which trains and selects Men’s and Women’s
National Teams at various levels, including the squads that compete                                                                                                                                                              LABATT BLUE/USA HOCKEY
in the Olympic Winter Games. In addition, you become united with           developed a full line of instructional materials for on-ice officials and   Products-Completed Operations does, however, have a $2,000,000            POND HOCKEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
nearly 600,000 total members, including more than 150,000 adult            most recently, a manual for off-ice officials such as timekeepers and       aggregate.                                                                USA Hockey will return to Eagle River, Wis., for the 7th year to offer
members alone.                                                             scorekeepers.                                                                                                                                         the 2012 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National
                                                                                                                                                       All sanctioned activities necessary or incidental to the conduct of
                                                                                                                                                       practice, exhibition, post season and scheduled games including, but      Championships. The event has grown from 40 teams in 2006 to 250
UNIFORM PLAYING RULES                                                      COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM                                                                                                                            in 2011. This unique playing opportunity will feature 16 men’s and
                                                                                                                                                       not limited to, fundraising, meetings and award banquets are covered
When registering with USA Hockey, a league makes the decision to           USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program includes five levels of                                                                                       women’s divisions with boards made of snow banks and over 250
follow the Official Playing Rules of USA Hockey. In an unregistered        certification for coaches, from beginners to highly skilled experts. A      by this basic legal liability policy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 teams. The 2012 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National
league, the rules could be drastically more or less stringent, and they    registered coach’s fee for playing is waived.                               Sports Accident                                                           Championships will take place February 10-12 on Dollar Lake.
might be changed in mid-season. Less stringent rules and selective
                                                                                                                                                       Coverage for excess medical expenses for medical and dental
enforcement could add up to be a disaster waiting to happen.               USA HOCKEY MAGAZINE/USAHOCKEY.COM                                           expenses, with no deductible for each covered accident, if there is       ADULT SKILLS CLINICS
Members tend to play safer when they have balanced rules and               Published 10 times annually, USA Hockey Magazine is one of the
qualified referee enforcement. USA Hockey has councils, committees                                                                                     other valid and collectible insurance in force at the time of the         USA Hockey invites you to participate in our adult hockey skills clinic
                                                                           primary communication vehicles of USA Hockey and the world’s most
and staff members that focus their efforts on creating safer playing                                                                                   accident. A deductible will apply if no other valid and collectible       because you are never too old to improve your hockey skills! The
                                                                           widely distributed hockey publication. The organization’s official web
conditions.                                                                                                                                            insurance is in force at the time of the accident. The deductible         purpose of these clinics is to provide adults 21 years of age and older
                                                                           site,, also provides up-to-the-minute coverage of news
                                                                                                                                                       portion up to $1,000 of any primary insurance is neither covered nor      a fun, relaxed atmosphere to further develop the basic skills of hockey
                                                                           and events specifically related to adult hockey in the United States
LOCAL BODIES — SANCTION & DISCIPLINE                                       as well as countless member services, including online registration.        eligible for reimbursement. The company will pay up to a $25,000          such as skating, shooting and passing. Beginners to intermediate
If a player, coach, team official, referee or other person receives a                                                                                  maximum for covered expenses; includes $2,000 of dental coverage.         level players are welcome and our clinics are first-come, first-served.
suspension for playing-rules violations, the rink/league can have          INSURANCE COVERAGES                                                         The first covered expenses must be incurred within 30 days of the
confidence that the state or affiliate is in place to sanction and         There are three insurance coverages that are designed to protect                                                                                      USA HOCKEY/NHL PRO SERIES
                                                                                                                                                       accidental bodily injury. There are limited dental and physical therapy
uphold such appropriate disciplinary actions.                              registered members of USA Hockey while participating as a member                                                                                      USA Hockey has teamed up with the NHL’s New York Rangers and
                                                                           of a registered team during a USA Hockey-sanctioned game, a USA                                                                                       Anaheim Ducks to present the 2012 USA Hockey/NHL Pro Series –
ADULT PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES                                                Hockey-sanctioned tournament game, controlled scrimmage or                  Catastrophic Medical                                                      the ultimate adult fantasy hockey tournament. This is your chance to
USA Hockey provides many different playing opportunities for adult         practice session involving ice hockey. These coverages include:             This is coverage provided to protect participants in USA Hockey           play with and against your favorite NHL Alumni at Madison Square
men and women including: Adult Hockey Classics, National                                                                                               sanctioned events from serious “catastrophic” injury, which may           Garden in New York City or the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Championships, Pond Hockey and our newest opportunity, the NHL             General Liability
                                                                                                                                                       include major surgery, internal injury or even permanent paralysis
Pro Series events. All players and teams must be USA Hockey-               Provides broad legal liability protection for USA Hockey and USA
                                                                           Hockey affiliated organizations, their officers, directors, coaches,        cases. The coverage provides up to $2,000,000 of lifetime benefits
registered members to compete in these tournaments.                                                                                                    per catastrophic injury. The plan has a $25,000 deductible which
                                                                           managers, officials, players, sponsors and volunteers against lawsuits
                                                                           arising due to accidental bodily injury that results from a claim of        may be met by other insurance either through an employer’s, or our
REFEREE TRAINING PROGRAM                                                                                                                               sports accident (excess medical) coverage.
The officiating program at USA Hockey includes more than 26,000            negligence being brought against them while acting within the scope
trained, certified officials. Each year, every official must attend a      of their responsibilities on behalf of USA Hockey.                          As with any policy, there are other exclusions and limitations specific
seminar and pass a rules exam. Each district’s referee-in-chief utilizes   The policy is written on an occurrence form with a limit of                 to this coverage that appear in the master policy. For more
regional instructors to conduct seminars. The officiating program has      $2,000,000 per occurrence and without a general aggregate limit.            information, contact USA Hockey, Inc. at (719) 576-8724.

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