Dekhockey is an inclusive game. It really is true…anyone can play!
Leagues are divided into classifications, based on age and/or competitive ability.
There are six league classifications for youth:
Chipmunks – 4, 5, 6 years old
Penguins- 7, 8, 9 years old
Beavers – 10, 11, 12 years old
Cadets – 13, 14, 15 years old
Freshmen – 16, 17, 18, 19 years old
Adult (Seniors) leagues have the following three classifications:
Seniors are 16 years old and up. There is a limit, however, to the number of players who are under the age of 20 in the league. The maximum number is 5 players.
Masters – 40 years, plus
We are often asked about the difference between an association and an independent league. Here are a couple of basic definitions to help clarify the distinctions.
An association is typically a more formal group which includes parents, coaches, and players. More times than not, they are guided and governed by a set of formal rules or by-laws.
An independent league is generally less formal and geared more towards “pick-up games”. Most are adult groups, consisting only of coaches and players.
Dekhockey athletes compete on a variety of levels. Ranging from “pick up” games to regularly scheduled league games and to national/international tournament championship games; Dekhockey offers the perfect degree of competition for everyone.
The U.S. DekHockey Federation, along with its members, promotes the adherence of the following at all games/tournaments:
Honor of the game
Respect for opponents and officials
Compliance to all league and association rules
It is the objective of the Federation to see the sport of Dekhockey recognized as a competitive sport at the international Olympic games.