USA Hockey, Inc., provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport.
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 ever – provides associations nationwide with a blueprint for optimal athlete development. Always a leader in safety, USA Hockey furthered the enhancement of those efforts by advancing the USA Hockey SafeSport Program in June 2012.
While youth hockey is a main focus, USA Hockey also has vibrant junior and adult hockey programs that provide opportunities for players of all ability levels. The organization also supports a growing disabled hockey program.
As the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States, USA Hockey is the official representative to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). In this role, USA Hockey is responsible for organizing and training men’s and women’s teams for international tournaments, including the IIHF World Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Closer to home, USA Hockey works closely with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on matters of mutual interest.
Hockey here at the Koeppel Community Sports Center
The Koeppel Community Sports Center (KCSC), or the Koeppel Center, here at Trinity College in Hartford, is dedicated to these same ideals and principles as the USA Hockey; sportsmanship, respect for the individual, integrity, the pursuit of excellence as an individual, enjoyment, loyalty and teamwork. Like USA Hockey, we too want to ensure that everyday will be a great day for hockey!
From our Learn to Play Hockey Program and Open Stick Times to our off-season deck hockey and inline programs, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to play here at the KCSC. Adult Hockey leagues and clinics will have something for you, no matter the level you’re presently at. Youth skill clinics offer additional opportunities for players to work on their skills outside of normal team practices and games. Come watch our often nationally ranked Men’s and Women’s teams in action with your family and friends, as well as some great high school and prep school hockey.
In the future, graduates from our Learn to Play Hockey program could assemble local middle and high school cooperative teams for the City of Hartford. If you have any interest, or can help us reach more children, please contact us for any information, pricing, or to set-up a meeting.