2016-17 USA & WHOA Seminar Registration
The WHOA Seminar Registration page is now available and will open on August 2nd at 9am. USA Hockey Officials registration will open on August 1st for the upcoming season. Please remember both steps will need to be completed as always. 
Those officials who are 18 and older will need to ensure their Background Screening is up to date or completed prior to registration. See below for more information on Background Screening.
USA Hockey Announces Level 4 CEP Clinic - For info click HERE

Bid for for 2017 Girls USA Hockey National Camp Tryouts!

Bid Requirements for 2017 Girls USA Hockey National Camp Tryouts
WAHA Association Board and Officer Development Workshop
August 5-6, 2016
Wausau, WI
WHO: All new and veteran local youth hockey organization officers (association president/vice president, secretary treasurers registrar, coaching director, referee scheduler, ADM manager, ice scheduler) WAHA expects associations all associations to be represented at this event!

WHAT: An event intended to support the development of strong, local organization man-agement. Association officers will engage with state and national hockey experts to build un-derstanding related to policies and procedures, scheduling and much more.

WHEN: August 5, 2015 — New Wisconsin Goalie Training Program Demo in cooperation with USA Hockey. The on ice session will be Friday evening from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Greenheck Fieldhouse in Schofield.

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Open Bar and social, second floor conference area, Jefferson Inn.

August 6, 2016:  Registration for the Workshop begins at 7 a.m., Continental breakfast from 7 – 8:30 a.m..  The Workshop will be held from 8 – 11 a.m., followed by lunch and the WAHA Annual Meeting from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Workshop sessions from 1:45 – 3:35 p.m., followed by evaluation and Workshop conclusion.

WHERE: Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St, Wausau, WI 54403

COST: There is a registration fee of $25 which you'll get back at the end of the Conference. Includes lunch and all materials.

Every association with a representative attending the WAHA Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 6, will receive one set of the Quick Change Goalie Pads.


2016 WAHA Workhsop Aug 5-6, 2016 in Wausau-Hotel Block
If you plan on attending and need a room for either Aug 5 or Aug 6 WAHA has block rooms. When making your reservation please reference:“Wis. Amateur Hockey 2016 GP” (account #3525)
            At its Annual Meeting in Wausau, the board of directors of the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame has named its inductees for 2016.  Selected for induction to the Hall September 10th in Eagle River are William J. “Bill” McCoshen of Madison, and Steven C. Freeman of River Falls.
            In partnership with the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame, and at the same ceremony, the Wisconsin High School Hockey Coaches Association will induct Lowell MacDonald formally of Milwaukee into the Wisconsin High School Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame.
            The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1975 and is housed in the Eagle River Arena.  The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame was established to honor outstanding individuals responsible for the development and success of amateur ice hockey in the State of Wisconsin.
            The event in Eagle River includes a golf tournament, banquet and the induction ceremony of Saturday, September 10.  All events are open to the public, but ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  Questions about tickets can be directed to John Hack at 218-391-2301 or by email to, or to Pat Weber at 715-479-8912.
  Quick Change Goalie Equipment

Click HERE to see video.

The QuickChange goalie equipment system is a must-own for all youth hockey organizations with 6U and 8U programs. This equipment is specifically designed to make it easy for a coach or parent to convert a skater into a goalie. Within one minute, you can have your skater ready to play between the pipes. The set features a Youth L/XL goalie-padded jersey, 24-inch goalie leg pads and an equipment bag.

Those attending the Workshop in Wausau will receive 1 set of QuickChange goalie equipment. Limit 1 per association.

Over the past several seasons, it has become increasingly obvious how out-of-control some parents have become (not to mention some of the youth coaches we deal with).  The Duluth News Tribune is running a three-part series on this issue relative to high school coaches. 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
At the WAHA Board meeting held on May 20 the following rule changes were adopted.
WAHA is pleased to announce the Grass Root Hockey Grant program for 2016. Grass Roots Hockey Grants, of $1,000, awarded through WAHA are designed to enhance  and reward Associations that promote the growth of hockey.  Total amount of grants is $30,000 and each Region is limited to $5,000.  Applicants must be members of WAHA and USA Hockey.

Grant Guidelines
Grant Application

Will playing four years of cross-ice hockey hold my child back? Click HERE.
2016 National Hockey Coaches Symposium Announced
Youth Hockey
This is a great article about youth hockey the ADM and USA Hockey.  There has been a lot of discussion, praise and criticism of the ADM, but I think this article gives some good perspective to the process and thinking behind it.

Click Here to read the full article on

STORMTECH Performance Apparel is a new WAHA partner. Since 1977, STORMTECH has been developing highly technical outdoor apparel and accessories for men, women and children.

WAHA is now able to serve as a cost saving dealer of STORMTECH Performance Apparel for Wisconsin Hockey Associations and individual family members. If you want to save 30-50% on team or coaching jackets, sweat suits, insulated jackets, winter coat systems, fleece, polos, dry fit under garments and more, follow these directions:

  1. Visit the by clicking on the STORMTECH logo on this site
  2. Find your products of interest
  3. Email or call Fran Finco ( or 608-783-4659) with the product number to get a quote
  4. Start your journey to 30-50% savings on the catalog prices

Invitational Tournament Sanctioning

Please send your association�s completed Invitational Tournament Sanction Forms and checks to your REGIONAL REGISTRAR for approval. Do NOT send them to the WAHA Secretary or Treasurer. Mailing addresses are listed on the Regional Registrars page.
    Make sure to update your Association info ASAP! Deadline for the info to be in the Annual guide is Aug 3. Click HERE to update.
  • Upcoming Events

  • 2016 WAHA Workshop / Annual Meeting
    August 5-6
    Jefferson Street Inn
    Wausau, WI
  • PLAY DOWNS 2017
    February 3-5, 2017
    March 17-19, 2017
  • Sponsors

    Clarity Technology Group, Inc.