Association

Desert Youth Hockey Association Mission Statement

Phoenix Firebirds Hockey is established to provide the youth of Arizona with the highest quality USA Hockey sanctioned amateur ice hockey program available. We are committed to obtaining the highest levels of competitive player development, while maintaining a realistic balance in our commitment to our players in both their development as athletes and as maturing young people. Our comprehensive program is designed to maintain and improve our well-established reputation of teaching physical and emotional growth, based on commitment, respect and responsibility. We focus on consistency in our actions with respect to our members, including the recruitment and maintenance of outstanding coaches to staff every level of our travel program, coaches who believe in and are committed to the long-term skill and character development of our players. We will base our administrative, financial and disciplinary decisions on sound business and character-based principles. We pledge to make hockey decisions based on hockey considerations with these same balanced principles.

By maintaining and recruiting the highest level of coaching staff personnel coupled with an aggressive player development plan, we will at all times focus on “Doing the right things for the right reasons.”

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