Minnesota Hockey announced today it will host its 2020 Association Leader Excellence Conference via Zoom starting in late August. The annual event, which had been postponed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides association board members across the state with opportunities to learn best practices and network with youth hockey leaders at the local, state and national levels.
The conference will take place over a series of Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning August 25 and stretching into September. No sessions will be held the week after Labor Day during the first week of school.
“The Association Leader Excellence Conference is a great opportunity for the passionate volunteer leaders throughout Minnesota to come together and learn from equally energetic presenters and panelists who share their enthusiasm for the youth of Minnesota,” said Steve Oleheiser, Minnesota Hockey President. “We truly have incredible volunteers serving on our association boards, and we take pride in supporting their efforts to provide the best possible hockey experience to young players in their communities.”
The schedule for this year's virtual conference is available below. Please note each session has a unique and separate registration link. After registering, you will be sent an invitation email with the link to join that session.
|Date||Start Time||Topic||Registration Link|
|Tues, Aug. 25||7:00 PM||Phase 3 Return to Hockey Guidelines|
|Tues, Aug. 25||8:15 PM||State & National Resources for Growing Hockey & More|
|Thur, Aug. 27||7:00 PM||Fundraising Ideas, Resources & Best Practices|
|Thur, Aug. 27||8:15 PM||Local Growth Programs & Initiatives|
|Tues, Sept. 1||7:00 PM||Managing Association Finances|
|Tues, Sept. 1||8:15 PM||Hot Topics in Player Development|
|Thurs, Sept. 3||7:00 PM||Best Practices for Sanctioned Tournaments|
|Thurs, Sept. 3||8:15 PM||Developing & Mentoring Coaches|
|Tues, Sept. 15||7:00 PM||Diversity & Inclusion Workshop|
|Tues, Sept. 15||8:15 PM||Local Discipline, Grievance & Due Process|
|Thurs, Sept. 17||7:00 PM||SafeSport & Screening|
Minnesota Hockey would like to thank JLG Architects, Rink Systems, SportsEngine, The Hockey IntelliGym, TRIA Orthopaedic and Viking Trophies for their outstanding support of this event.
Minnesota Hockey, a USA Hockey affiliate, is the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota. With over 67,000 registered players and coaches, it is the largest state governing body for hockey in the United States.