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2018 Association Leader Conference Announced

By Minnesota Hockey, 01/29/18, 1:00PM CST


Conference Will Provide Development and Networking Opportunities for State’s Key Volunteers

St. Paul, MN – January 29, 2018 – Minnesota Hockey announced today it will host the third annual Association Leader Excellence Conference (ALEC) on April 27-28 at the Marriott Minneapolis West in St. Louis Park, MN. The conference will provide volunteers in Minnesota with opportunities for learning best practices and networking with youth hockey leaders at the local, state and national levels.

Over the past two years, the Association Leader Excellence Conference has hosted more than 250 youth hockey volunteers from 75 associations.  Participants traveled from all corners of Minnesota to take part in sessions focused on topics ranging from legal aspects of operating youth athletic associations to membership development and much more.

“Minnesota Hockey depends on outstanding volunteers all over the state who devote so much time and energy toward making a memorable experience for hockey playing boys and girls,” said Glen Andresen, Minnesota Hockey Executive Director. “The Association Leader Excellence Conference provides the tools for these volunteers and leaders to gain ideas on how to enhance their respective programs.”

In 2018, the Association Leader Excellence Conference will once again place an emphasis on providing opportunities for networking and idea sharing based on feedback from previous participants. Sessions will continue to be offered on topics such as local discipline, finance, growing the game, and player development, as well as new topics such as goalie development.

“The conference provides the opportunity for our association leaders to learn from presenters, panelists and each other how their association can deliver the best hockey experience to their members,” said Dave Margenau, Minnesota Hockey President. “It is inspiring to experience the passion and dedication that the attendees to the conference bring to their positions.  We truly have incredible volunteers serving on our association boards.”

Conference attendees are expected to include, but are not limited to, association presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, registrars, hockey directors, girls' coordinators, mite coordinators and more.

Minnesota Hockey would like to thank Rink Systems, SportsEngine, The Hockey IntelliGym and Viking Trophies for their outstanding support of this event.

Registration for the 2018 Association Leader Excellence Conference will be announced at a later date. For hotel reservations, call 952-544-4400 and request the Minnesota Hockey Leader Conference group rate or click here to book online.

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