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Association Leader Excellence Conference

The 2020 Association Leader Excellence Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Minnesota Hockey will host the fifth annual Association Leader Excellence Conference (ALEC) on April 25-26, 2020. The event will be held Saturday, April 25 at the Marriott Minneapolis West in St. Louis Park, MN, with a second session taking place at the Hampton Inn in Mankato, MN on Sunday, April 26. The ALEC provides hockey leaders in Minnesota with opportunities for learning best practices and networking. 

Over the past four years, over 300 leaders from nearly 100 youth hockey associations in Minnesota have gathered at the ALEC to learn and share ideas on how to improve youth hockey.

Registration for the 2020 Association Leader Excellence Conference will be posted in March.

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. 

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 lunch

~ Affordable rates for on-site lodging. Hotel Block on hold until April 3rd.  

~ Subsidy for participants traveling more than 100 miles

~ Quick and easy, online registration. 

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