Many years ago, kids of all ages played what they commonly referred to as, “shiny-ball hockey, street hockey, or the pickup game.” Today, we call the game DekHockey. If you play the game, then you understand the friendly competition. The Us DekHockey Federation organized DekHockey in the United States and became its governing body.
A Description of DekHockey?
If you remember the 1970’s, then you know people played DekHockey, a simple neighborhood game. Because of the efforts of a group of people lovingly called the “Founding Fathers”, the game transformed into an organized sport for recreation. They established the US DekHockey Federation in 2013 to standardization the rules and promote friendly, safe competition.
In Leominster, Massachusetts, a group of hockey enthusiasts – lead by Ray Leclerc – founded Mylec, Inc., a street hockey equipment company. Their vision produced four new and essential elements for the game including safe equipment and pads. They designed the plastic surface on which people now play. The design specifically enhances form and safety.
The US DekHockey Federation registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization. It survives solely on membership registration fees and donations received annually from DekHockey enthusiasts all around the country. Those fees support:
- Administrative expenses
- Promotional items
- Uniform purchases
- Equipment purchases
- Funding to assist USA teams for travel and competition in international games
- Academic scholarships for players pursuing higher education
- National Membership Directory
Also, the fees allow the funding of the following activities:
- Referee Certification Clinics
- Preparation and distribution of Rule Books and Coaching Booklets
- Distribution of Club Operating Manuals addressing such topics as how to:
- Start an organization, league, and team
- Train coaches
- Conduct a draft
- Build and operate a rink
If you become a member, then you gain access to the following benefits:
- Discounts on MS3 Sport Surfaces
- Insurance discounts, coming soon
- Discounts on the purchase of exterior lighting packages
- Banners and advertising material
- Access to the Scholarship Program
Joining the DekHockey Federation awards access to some amazing benefits. They include the support of a small group of individuals very dedicated to making this game accessible and enjoyable to all.
The US DekHockey Federation established fees for joining as follows:
- First year registration is free
- Rink Operators $240
- League Associations $100
- Independent Leagues and Traveling Teams $ 50
- Players and Officials $ 25
If you pay affordable fees, then you gain access to exceptional benefits. You also get to support the development of the game we all love.
Join the US DekHockey Federation today by Clicking Here. Send in your membership and receive two years for the price of one, for the love of the game.