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. 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 youth participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
The SafeSport Program training is now MANDATORY for all Member Association (MA) coaches, volunteers and MA board members to take this online training course.
The course is free for all registered USA Hockey members (you will need your 15-16 USAH registration number to access the training) and can be accessed through the link below.
SafeSport Program Informational Page
SafeSport Program Training