The Herb Brooks Foundation is dedicated to providing more opportunities for kids to play the game of hockey. Respecting the words of Coach Brooks, the Foundation will assist in "making hockey fun for kids and letting them learn to love the game the way we did."
The Foundation supports programs that emphasize the development of youth hockey players, coaches, and officials.
"Competition without preparation harms development and we are on a slippery slope in youth hockey today. There are a lot of positive things, but we also have to watch out for doing too much too soon for too few. We need to stop narrowing the base of the pyramid. We need to make hockey fun for the kids and let them learn to love the game the way we did. Kids love to play and we need to give the game back to them."