Volunteer Information (Safesport & Background Screening)
USA Hockey Safesport Program
Anyone with regular contact with players must complete the following (links on the right):
- SafeSport program
- Background check as required by USA Hockey.
All Volunteers, designated Locker Room Supervisors, Coaches, Managers, and Board Members must complete the SafeSport Certification.
Training must be completed before a person begins having regular contact with minor athletes, or if they do not have regular contact with minors, no more than 45 days after beginning the role that requires them to complete training.
The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey. USA Hockey Safe Sport is the organization's program related to off-ice safety.
USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players and other participants. These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators. The USA Hockey Safe Sport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
USA Hockey has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct.
This SafeSport Handbook includes the various Policies that apply to all USA Hockey Member Programs. Those Policies address
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Bullying, Threats and Harassment
The Policies also address areas where misconduct can occur and are intended to reduce the risk of potential abuse, including:
- Locker Room Policy
- Electronic Communications Policy
- Travel Policy
- Billeting Policy