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    Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect.
    The video to the right shares examples of acceptable and unacceptable body checking to help educate all involved in the sport as to the intent of the Declaration, which is focused on player safety and moving our sport forward.

    It should be noted that USA Hockey supports legal body contact and body checking. The culture shift is an on-going effort to eliminate 1) hits from behind, 2) late hits and 3) hits to the head by more clearly defining body checking.

    USA Hockey MATCH Penalty requirement for rule 601 (e3)

    Please click the link to view the new MATCH penalty requirement for anyone that uses hateful or discriminatory language. USA Hockey rule 601 (e3).

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    USA Hockey Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect along with Acceptable and Non-acceptable Body Checking examples.

    USA Hockey recently released its Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect. Along with examples of acceptable body checks and non-acceptable body checks. Please find that information in the links below.


    USA Hockey Program Services



              The Program Services site is a resource center for local youth association leadership. Its goal is to provide local associations with the tools necessary to deliver the best youth sports experience in their community. These include growth and retention programs that associations can easily apply in their own structure. 

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