Four Illinois associations have already accepted USA Hockey’s 2 and 2 Challenge for the 2016-17 season: Pekin Youth Hockey, Sabre Hockey (All Seasons), Decatur Youth Hockey and Franklin Park!
The 2 and 2 Challenge is a comprehensive growth program for local associations. The program guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to reach their growth goals of acquiring two new players and retaining two additional players than the previous season’s total. To complete the 2 and 2 Challenge, associations utilize three programs that drive growth – Retention, Acquisition and Conversion.
What is the goal of the 2 and 2 Challenge? The blueprint guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to realize their goal of acquiring 2 new players and retaining 2 additional players than the previous season’s total in the 8 & under age category. By participating in the 2 and 2 Challenge, your program will be accomplishing two things:
- You will drive participation in the 8 & under age group and ensure that your program continues to grow as these players graduate to older age levels.
- Your association will establish itself not just as the best hockey program locally, but as the best youth sports option in your community!
AHAI commends Pekin, Sabres, Decatur and Franklin Park for their commitment to growing youth hockey in Illinois by accepting the 2 and 2 Challenge. We encourage all our associations to accept the Challenge by the September 16th deadline!
To learn more and to accept the 2 and 2 Challenge, visit www.2and2Challenge.com
Six Illinois associations met their 2 and 2 Challenge Goals for 2015-16 Season! While many associations experienced growth, only Arctic Ice Arena, Bloomington Recreational Hockey, Decatur Youth Hockey Association, Glenview Park District, Leafs Hockey Club and Park District of Oak Park successfully met their 2 and 2 Challenge goals of growing by two for both new and retained players. Congratulations to them all and good luck to our associations accepting the 2 and 2 Challenge for 2016-17!