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USA Hockey Membership Q&A

By USA Hockey, 07/09/20, 12:30PM MDT


Frequently asked questions about your USA Hockey membership

What does it mean to be a USA Hockey member?
As a member of USA Hockey, you’re part of a world-leading organization focused on providing a safe and fun environment for all participants that promotes physical, social and mental well- being. USA Hockey provides a wide range of benefits, as discussed below, in its role as the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in America in an effort to make hockey the most inclusive and best sports experience in every community across the country. There is opportunity for everyone at USA Hockey.

What do I receive as a member of USA Hockey?
USA Hockey provides all members with year-long benefits. Perhaps the biggest benefits are the world-leading safety, education and training materials utilized to positively influence a safe and fun environment.

And for parents with children playing hockey, knowing that coaches and officials are certified and background-screened by USA Hockey before working with your kids helps provide peace of mind. USA Hockey coaching and officiating education and certification programs have long been lauded as the gold standard by peer groups.

Adult players, like youth players, benefit from rules and regulations that influence an organized, quality and consistent experience. Adults also have a wide array of playing opportunities across the country and receive access to skill development content to help players of all ability levels.

All members of USA Hockey receive important insurance coverage that not only protects the individual, but also allows our programs and rinks to operate. Additionally, members receive a subscription to USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely circulated hockey publication in the world.

Why is it important for me to renew my membership now?
Renewing your membership now is a significant help to local associations and programs in their planning process this summer, regardless of if you’re a player, coach, official or volunteer. Renewing your membership also ensures that you continue to receive USA Hockey member benefits, including world-leading educational resources, to help you both on and off the ice.

Does USA Hockey prorate my membership if I don’t play hockey for the entire season?
USA Hockey does not prorate membership and provides year-long benefits to all members that extends to your time away from the rink as well.

If I have a question about my current, or future membership, who is the best person to talk to?
Any questions about your USA Hockey membership can be directed to our member services staff at 719-576-USAH (8724).

If I’m and adult player and renew my membership now, does my membership also cover me if I want to coach within USA Hockey?
Yes, this is one of the many benefits of being part of USA Hockey. While you do not have to pay an additional membership fee to be a coach within USA Hockey, you do have to complete the Coaching Education Program requirements for the 2020-21 season.

What should I do if I want to make a contribution to USA Hockey, but do not currently play or participate in hockey?
There are many ways to get involved with USA Hockey, even if you don’t play ice hockey. One of the most impactful things you can do is become a USA Hockey volunteer. Local associations rely on volunteers in order to ensure a safe and fun ice hockey experience for everyone. Contact your local association or affiliate for more information on how you can get involved today. We also encourage you to contribute to The USA Hockey Foundation, which provides important financial support to USA Hockey to effect growth and accessibility to the sport. Donations to the USA Hockey Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law and can be made by clicking here.

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