Welcome to the Hockey Resources Section! We understand that almost everyone involved in youth hockey is a volunteer (i.e.- not paid). So to help save you time, we have put together this page to assist you in finding almost any resource that you will need.
If you have a resource to add, please email us at news(at)coloradoavalanchecares.com. A very special thank you to Sharyn Casey and Letha Smith for their help in creating this resource section!
- Board of directors application (pdf) - One-page application for volunteers to fill out to apply for the board of directors.
- Bylaws of a youth sports association (pdf) - Sample bylaws for a youth association.
- Car pool form (pdf) - One-page sheet for parents to fill out if they are interested in car pooling during the season.
- Coaching application (pdf) - Five-page form for coaches to apply for a position.
- Expense reimbursement form (pdf) - Form for reimbursement of league/team related expenses.
- League coaching certificates (pdf) - Certificates to recognize league coaches.
- Parents code of conduct (pdf) - Code of Conduct for parents to sign.
- Parents and players handbook (pdf) - Outlines philosophies of association and roles for parents and association volunteers.
- Player certificates (pdf) - Certificates to recognize team players.
- Power of Attorney Travel Form (pdf) - Power of attorney form for parents whose kids are traveling to Canada.
- Team contacts form (pdf) - Form for parents to fill out that creates directory of contacts for team parents
- Volunteer sheet (pdf) - Sheet for parents to sign up to be team volunteers
- Weekly planner (pdf) - One page sheet that outlines a team's goals for the week
- NHL Online Store - Great source for official jerseys, hats and apparel.
- HockeyX - Full range of gear and brand choices. Includes a coaches category.
- Sports Authority -Full range of gear, also inline equipment for off-ice training.
- Epuck - Slogan is "everything but the ice."
- Hockey Monkey - Wide selection, always some good deals.
- Hockey Giant - Full range of gear, makes point to break out all goalie categories.
- Hockey World - Wide range of goods for players, coaches and referees. Some exclusive lines.
- Total Hockey Inc.- Full range of gear; sign up for "Breakway" membership discounts.
- Dick's Sporting Goods- Full range of gear, informative online buying guides for various equipment.
- Hockey Shot - An online leader is training gear, both on and off the ice.
Airlines - Baggage Policies
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Continental Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
Apparel (Hockey Mom/Dad T-shirts and sweatshirts)
- CafePress - Online store that has nice selection of all hockey shirts, sweatshirts, etc.
- MySportsDreams.com - A site that helps youth teams raise money without selling products.
- Reader's Digest - The publisher's efundraising.com has plenty of profitable ideas for your team.
USA Hockey and other helpful resources
- USA Hockey Registration - Join the national organization for its benefits and information/advice.
- USA Hockey Travel Center- A valuable travel planner for hockey teams and families.
- USA Hockey Rule Book - Download your own version of the 2007-09 rules, including Juniors.
- Pointstreak - A leading "real-time statistics" provider for your associations and leagues.
- Youth Hockey Resources - Useful clearinghouse of all things youth hockey (coming soon).
Do you have a resource that would be helpful to others? If so, please email us at news(at)coloradoavalanchecares.com and we will add it to the list! Thanks for your support of hockey!