Dayton Icehounds Youth Hockey is built on a foundation of core values:
Advocate USA Hockey’s core values of sportsmanship, respect for individuals, the pursuit of excellence, enjoyment, loyalty and teamwork. Emphasize that honesty, integrity and fair play go hand in hand with developing playing skills, and having fun.
Provide a fun, safe and rewarding experience for all participants and their families.
Provide top-quality coaching and playing experience for participants of all levels of ability, from LTP(Learn to Play), house-level players and including traveling team members.
Provide the best practice and game facilities reasonably available within our community. Develop and promote positive relationships with all parties providing those facilities.
Develop and maintain a positive reputation for Dayton Icehounds Youth Hockey by requiring all participants – players, coaches, parents and administrators – to exhibit sportsmanship and behavior that is beyond reproach at all times.
Attract and retain coaches of the highest personal and professional caliber. Provide ongoing educational opportunities for all coaches.
Develop and carry out fund-raising programs that meet the financial needs of Dayton Icehounds Youth Hockey. Acknowledge and appreciate all organizations and individuals who donate financial assistance and volunteer time to support our fund-raising efforts.
Emphasis will always be placed upon education, personal development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The individual conduct of board members, coaches, players, and parents will be maintained to ensure a positive culture in which all can honor the sport, and exemplify an organization in which to be proud of.
Three Promises of Youth Hockey
As a parent, you understand it is important for your child to get the most out of participating in youth sports. To ensure your child has an enjoyable experience, youth hockey aims to deliver the “Three Promises:”
1. PROMISE OF FUN
The thrill of carrying the puck up the ice, the exhilaration of scoring their first goal or the camaraderie of skating with friends is possible due to the fun and encouraging environment youth hockey provides to try new things and grow as a person.
2. PROMISE OF GUIDANCE
Youth hockey is unique because a new player must start from the very basics of essentially learning to walk again. Your local youth hockey program has instructors that are able to teach the sometimes challenging skills of ice hockey in a fun, engaging manner.
3. PROMISE OF ACHIEVEMENT
You will be amazed at the progress your child will make in a short amount of time. Both you and your child will walk away from the rink each day, excited about all the new things that your young hockey player has started to learn on the ice.
Want to help? We’re always looking for volunteers!
We’re always looking for volunteers… It takes countless hours and effort to run a successful youth sport organization. Without the assistance of volunteers, we would not be able to provide a fun, safe and rewarding experience for your young athletes. Please contact us for more information and we can guide you through the process.