So I've been just recently mastering ice skating and I'm getting pretty good at hockey from practice and I'm considering vouching for a small team to join soon.
I gave a few proposals, but was asked if I was part of the USAHockey group and I am not (didn't see a reason for it or didn't understand the purpose).
I checked the website and I am unsure what it is exactly.
Is this like a union or something? I read the benefits, but what is the purpose?
registering with USA Hockey provides all of the advantages of an unregistered league while eliminating the disadvantages.
So is it a league, group, union, all of the above, etc.? Is it a good idea to join if I intend to play hockey in minor league, or is this only for non-professional hockey? Yes, I am in the U.S.
Perhaps anyone can shed some more details on the purpose of this registration with regards to hockey, hockey players, and playing hockey professionally (in other words, for money).