USA Hockey moves to change culture of body checking

Initiative Centers Around Changing Body Checking Culture in Youth Hockey

Body checking in youth hockey as we know it is about to change,… a big way.

The USA Hockey Board of Directors unanimously ratified the Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect at its Board of Directors meeting last Saturday (June 8th) in a significant move focused on improving the game at the youth level, particularly related to player safety. The Board meeting was the culmination of the organization’s four-day Annual Congress here that included meetings among USA Hockey’s various committees, sections and councils.