South Gwinnett Athletic Association


The sports mission of the SGAA Youth Inline Hockey is to offer participants the opportunity to play in a youth sports program and provide a positive athletic experience by fulfilling needs for physical activity, social interaction, fun, and skill development.


The objectives of SGAA Youth Inline Hockey are as follows:

  • To offer this program to fulfill the recreation needs and wants as a service to the community.
  • To offer an equal amount of participation opportunities to both young men and women regardless of race, creed, religion, or socio-economic status.
  • To make these programs safe and enjoyable in an atmosphere that promotes learning and participation first and competition second
  • To have the best possible people volunteer as coaches and to thoroughly train them to do the best that they can.
  • To demand from our coaches that those who need the most assistance are given it, rather than those who are already advanced.
  • To expect that good sportsmanship and fair play are standard behaviors.
  • To demand from our parents to respect our volunteer coaches by being supportive of their coaching strategies and philosophies.
  • To ensure that the child’s participation in youth sports is a positive and worthwhile experience.


SGAA Youth Inline Hockey fervently believes in the benefits of participation in organized youth sports. Participation in sports has proven to build self-esteem, promote teamwork, develop the body as well as the mind, and is an integral part of the maturation process. Therefore, the goal of SGAA Youth Inline Hockey is to provide programs and services to young people of all backgrounds that will build the foundation for them to grow up healthy, competent, and caring individuals in our community.

 In order to operate successful youth sports program; we will enforce the following five philosophies:

 Everyone plays: Our program goal is for kids to play. All players should be given ample time during the game.

Balanced Teams: Each season we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it is fair and more fun and safer when teams of equal ability play.

Open Registration: Our program is open to ALL children between the ages of pre-k through 12th grades

 Positive coaching: Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better skilled and better motivated players

Good Sportsmanship: We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all costs attitude. Our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of our program.