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Association Leader Excellence Conference

Minnesota Hockey will host the third annual Association Leader Excellence Conference (ALEC) on April 27-28, 2018 at the Marriott Minneapolis West in St. Louis Park, MN. The ALEC provides hockey leaders in Minnesota with opportunities for learning best practices and networking. 

Over the past two years, nearly  250 leaders from more than 75 youth hockey associations in Minnesota have gathered at the ALEC to learn and share ideas on how to improve youth hockey.

Registration for the 2018 Association Leader Excellence Conference will open March 1st. 

Who will attend the conference?

All types of youth hockey leaders have attended the ALEC including association presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, registrars, hockey directors, girls' coordinators, mite coordinators, district board members and more!

What topics will be covered?

Participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions on a variety of topics. Multiple sessions will take place simultaneously so associations are encouraged to have several representatives attend or focus on the topics that are most important to their organization. Key topics will likely include the legal aspects of operating youth athletic associations, managing finances, fund raising, membership development, player development and many more. For an overview of the 2017 schedule click here. To view a description of all sessions including a list of speakers, click here

What should I bring?

Best practices from your community! Every youth hockey association has areas where they excel and opportunities to improve. By providing opportunities for attendees to share ideas, ALEC will enable associations to learn from each other so that everyone benefits. 

‚ÄčALEC Highlights

~ topics designed for youth hockey leaders

~ Sessions led by industry professionals 

~ Networking opportunities with hockey leaders from association, district, state and national levels

~ Complimentary breakfast and lunch

~ Affordable rates for on-site lodging. Hotel Block on hold until April 13th.  

~ Subsidy for participants traveling more than 100 miles

~ Quick and easy, online registration. Registration will open in february. registration deadline is Sunday, april 22. 

Questions ?

Thank You to our ALEC Partners!

If you are interested in getting involved with the ALEC as a corporate partner or event vendor, contact Glen Andresen at