USA Hockey's Hat Trick Growth Challenge provides the "blueprint," guiding youth hockey leadership through national programs and resources to realize their goal of growing their association, particularly at the 8-and-under age category.
By registering to participate in the Hat Trick Growth Challenge, your program will be accomplishing two things:
1) You will drive participation in the 8-and-under age group and ensure that your program continues to grow as players graduate to older age levels.
2) Your association will establish itself not just as the best hockey program locally, but as the best youth sports option in your community!
The Hat Trick Growth Challenge focuses on three primary driving forces of growth:
Fact: Only 60% of youth hockey players are still playing by the time they are 9 years old. For an organization to truly experience growth, they need to focus on inviting previous players back to the rink.
Invite children to learn new skills and introduce them to a game that they can enjoy for a lifetime.
Families have now sampled youth hockey... but that doesn't equal a new hockey player. A low-cost, low-commitment program can easily transition families from consideration to membership, significantly increasing your chances of adding more players.