Only 60% of youth hockey players are still playing by the time they are 9 years old. For an organization to truly experience growth, they need to focus on inviting previous players back to the rink.
The most effective and efficient way to get more families to return to the rink is a personal phone call inviting them back.
During the week of September 17 - 23, 2018, USA Hockey is looking for associations to gather volunteers to personally call and invite families back for another season. Reaching out with a personal invitation will dramatically increase retention.
USA Hockey's Three Promises
Tuesday, August 21st
Thursday, September 6th
Monday, September 17th - Sunday, September 23rd
Women's Olympian athlete Nicole Hensley and NHL player Johnny Gaudreau welcomed kids back to hockey last season with a phone call.
In total, 42,312 registration reminder calls were sent out for the 2017-18 season.