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About Us

Tri-City Optimist Youth Ice Hockey Association is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from Nebraska's Tri-City community. Founded in the year 2000, the mission of our association is to provide an atmosphere of fair play and fun that promotes progressive skills development, encourages continued participation and teaches the game of hockey to players, coaches and parents. Fair play codes for players, coaches, officials, parents and organizers have been adopted as part of the program. In addition, zero tolerance rules are upheld by coaches, board members, and officials reaffirming the idea that verbal and/or physical abuse has no place in hockey programs in which youth are involved. The development of first time players is a priority of our club. Providing players the opportunity to develop their skills to higher competitive levels is also a desired goal. The competitive abilities of all participants are assessed in each age division to ensure a well-balanced program for both in-house and select teams. Ensuring a successful house league will steadily increase enrollment, giving players the opportunity to continually challenge themselves meeting their need to succeed as well as developing support and leadership skills.

Because participating in ice hockey entails largely personal expenditures, more so than nearly any other sport, Tri-City Optimist Youth Ice Hockey Association has formed a scholarship fund to support participants at varying levels of financial need. Our goal is that no child shall be denied the opportunity to play youth hockey that wishes to do so. Contributions are encouraged at one or more of our sponsorship levels. The higher the level of support, the lower the cost and the greater the support that can be offered the players. Many thanks to our sponsors, parents, friends and other hockey enthusiasts for your support of central Nebraska's Tri-City Youth Hockey program ... the coolest game around!

Mission Statement

The Tri-City Youth Ice Hockey Association promotes an atmosphere of fair play and fun that supports progressive skills development, encourages continued participation and teaches the game of hockey to players, coaches and parents regardless of their background or financial status.