Starting an ASHA Program
What is needed to start a program?
Each program should have at least two coaches and a program director.
Submitting a Program Registration Form
The first step to becoming an ASHA Member Program is to complete an ASHA Program Registration form. This form is to register your Information with ASHA and to issue your Program a Certificate of Insurance.
A Certificate of Insurance is needed as proof of Insurance to allow your program to get on the ice.
Individual Players, Coaches and Volunteers Registration
After submitting your ASHA Registration Form your program will be registered as an ASHA Member Organization.
Your Program will be given a program page on the ASHA website and it will be time to start to register your players, coaches and volunteers.
Background Checks and Child Safety Training
ASHA has a background check and child safety training program in place for all volunteers over 18 years of age.
What are the ages of participants?
Participants start as young as 5 years of age and there is no age limit for adults.
Most programs start as a learn to skate and basic hockey skills program. As a program grows there are multiple opportunities for regional and national festivals, tournaments and events.
Our programs are therapeutic rather than competitive and no skating experience is necessary.
ASHA provides some Assist Grants to help with startup funds for new programs.
Benefits to Becoming an ASHA Member Program
Free liability insurance for your organization, this insurance is the basic insurance that is needed to get a program on the ice.
Discounts on optional Accident/Medical Insurance as well as Directors and Officers
Insurance for the protection of your board of directors. Most participants already have
Medical Insurance so does not need the supplemental plan.
A organization page on the ASHA website which can be used as a webpage for your
Organization at no charge. The webpage provides information on your program, as well as photos and videos.
First chance at attending the many ASHA sanctioned tournaments and festivals held throughout the year.
Program branding through ASHA to participate in events with the NHL through the “Hockey is for Everyone” program.
Ability to use the ASHA 501 c 3 non-profit status until your programs is approved for it’s own nonprofit status.