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WAHA will once again hold its Local Association Leadership Workshop followed by the WAHA Annual Meeting Friday-Saturday, August 2-3, 2024.  Below is the outline for this event.  Many of you will want to stay Friday night, August 2nd, at the Stevens Point Holiday Inn & Convention Center.  Please note that the room block at the hotel expires on July 15 so you should act quickly.  To book your lodging for Friday night, please click on the following link:  WI Amateur Hockey

If you decide to make reservations over the phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #1. When making reservations, we ask that you please reference the group name WI AMATEUR HOCKEY and the Group Block Code: AMM


6:00 – 8:00 PM - Local Association President’s Forum - Presidents and Vice-Presidents in the room will discuss the “Nuts and Bolts” of running an effective association and issues that we face as the world of amateur ice hockey becomes more complex.
6:00 – 8:00 PM  - Girls Hockey : Association Leadership to engage in discussion about growing girls hockey at the grass roots level and why it so important to long term female athlete development and association growth.

Both Forums will be interactive.

WAHA Social- Following the Forums, there will be a get together for all to share our passion for hockey and make and renew friendships fostered in the Wisconsin Hockey Family.


7:00 AM Buffet-style breakfast and registration
8:00 AM Opening Remarks 
9:00 AM Breakout Sessions

Workshop Breakout Sessions

9:00 AM

  1. Safe Sport
  2. Grass Roots and Grants - Understand the benefits of USA Hockey 8U, ADM  and opportunities to grow your membership and retain players by utilizing Try Hockey for Free and More, 8U Equipment and Grassroots Grants. During the session we will share resources, network and highlight associations that have experienced positive growth and retention.
  3. Player Development

10:45 AM

  1. Positive Coaching Alliance and Coaching - Kelly Kratz, Lead Trainer from PCA, will lead a discussion on Association Culture and introduce a new tool for Cultural Liaisons and association leaders to use in assessing and improving the culture of their associations. 
  2. Rink Rookies: Cultivating Youth Hockey Excellence Early
  3. Association Hot Topics – a round-table discussion of issues facing local associations.

The Grab & Go box lunch will be available at 12:15 for all who attended the Workshop, and the WAHA Annual Meeting will be held beginning at 12:30 and lasting about an hour.



USA Hockey has said that neck laceration protectors are not required for any anyone who is not on an official USA Hockey roster and does not play any USA Hockey sanctioned games, such as Learn to Skate kids.

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