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SAFETY

PLEASE NOTE:  with the new rule of 17 turning 18 year old players being required to take the SAFESPORT Training, the list takes longer to publish as they now include all youth players, and I am unable to pick out by age. 

This rule works just like coaches, if you have not taken the training, you will be RED LINED on a roster and will not be allowed to be on the ice until completed and a roster regenerated.

IF YOU ARE A COACH and you do not find yourself on the list at all... you need to go to your association Registrar with your USAH membership number and have them claim and/or roster you on a team. That is the only way MAHA can verify you.


2019/2020 SAFESPORT TRAINING

Center for Safesport revamped the safesport training and its site. You will need to register for this site as well as needing your USAH Membership number

Safesport Training

The new safesport training is set up like coaching or ref cep training. you will have THREE (3) separate segments to run through. it gives a certificate for each segment, BUT YOU WILL ONLY BE CERTIFIED WHEN YOU SEE YOUR COMPLETION CERTIFICATE!


USAH Zero Tolerance Policy

In an effort to make ice hockey a more desirable and rewarding experience for all participants, USA Hockey instituted a zero tolerance policy beginning with the 1992-93 season. This policy requires all players, coaches, officials, team officials and administrators and parents/spectators to maintain a sportsmanlike and educational atmosphere before, during and after all USA Hockey-sanctioned games.


Background Screening

it can take up to 24 hours for a screen to be completed, it is not quick like before. This company runs more databases.

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Kari Riley

Montana Safesport Director/ Risk Manager

Phone: 406-945-4291


 

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey’s programs.

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 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

In addition to Policies, the SafeSport Handbook includes the available and required Training of USA Hockey and its Member Programs’ employees, volunteers, administrators, coaches, parents and players on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential abuse to occur; information on USA Hockey’s Screening and Background Check Program; the availability and procedures for any person to Report suspected abuse or misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting); the procedures and means by which USA Hockey and its Member Programs should Respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct; and how USA Hockey and its Member Programs will Monitor and Supervise the SafeSport Program to help ensure its effectiveness.

By combining all of these elements into a comprehensive SafeSport Program, USA Hockey intends to create the safest possible environment for participation in hockey.

** SafeSport training and certification is different than the MAHA Background screening requirements**