Giving Back to the Game

As a MAHA / USA Hockey member you will be giving back to the game you love. Over 30% of the fee you pay to become a member goes to support local hockey programs right here in Michigan. Your support helps fund programs that attract new players to the sport, provide for District and State Playoffs for both Boys & Girls here in Michigan, support Disabled Hockey programs and many other programs that provide the foundation necessary to keep the sport alive and growing. You support also helps train referees and coaches that are essential to a good hockey program. Here are just some of the program you help support by being a member of USA Hockey and MAHA.

Michigan OneGoal Program
The Michigan OneGoal hockey program's objective is to attract young players and their parents into trying the sport of ice hockey. The program helps provide program ideas, marketing help and funding to local associations so they can develop programs at the local level to attract new hockey players. This critical program will help ensure the sport of hockey continues to stay strong and grow in the state of Michigan.

Coaching Education Program
The Coaching Education Program establishes levels of achievement for each coach, from beginners to highly skilled experts, to improve the caliber and quality of coaching in hockey. The coaching program has developed a full line of instructional materials, manuals, and DVD's to provide coaches with the materials they need to be successful. The Coaching Education program helps ensure even players in developmental programs receive a high level of coaching to ensure skill development while having fun so they will enjoy the game for years to come.

Referee Training Program
USA Hockey is the only organization in the country that provides ice hockey officials training. The officiating program at USA Hockey trains and certifies approximately 24,000 each year. Every official must attend a seminar and pass a rules exam, which cover such topics as rules interpretations, penalty calling, and any rule changes that are being made. In addition, USA Hockey has a developmental program to offer opportunities for its best officials to learn from top instructors, including those in the National Hockey League (NHL). The officiating program has developed a full line of instructional materials, manuals, rules videos, and most recently, a manual for off-ice officials such as timekeepers and scorekeepers