Jason Hodges is serving as the athletic trainer of the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team for the ninth time at the 2023 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, having most recently been on staff for the 2021 event. He also served on the medical staff for five gold-medal squads (2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017), two silver medal teams (2007, 2013) and one bronze medal-winning group (2019) at the event.
Hodges, who is in his 23rd season with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, is serving as athletic trainer for the Under-18 Team for the 2022-23 campaign. No stranger to international competition, the New Baltimore, Mich., native served as athletic trainer for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and the U.S. Men's National Team at the 2021 IIHF Men's World Championship, where he collected a bronze medal.
Additionally, Hodges has been on staff for six U.S. National Junior Teams (2002, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2021), collecting gold in 2013, 2017 and 2021 and bronze in 2011, and worked with seven World Under-17 Challenge squads, with first-place finishes in 2001, 2010, and 2014 (Jan.).
Hodges is a 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in movement science from the division of kinesiology. He earned his master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana State University in 1999.