USA Hockey SafeSport 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 SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
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The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one season. Anybody that needs to be SafeSport certified will need to either complete the Core SafeSport course (first year) or a Refresher course (each year).
You need to complete training if you hold one of the following positions:
Before you can take the SafeSport Training, you must obtain a USA Hockey membership number
After you complete registration, you will use this USA Hockey number to create your SafeSport Account
Email a copy to the SafeSport Coordinator at email@example.com
Print your confirmation page and give to the team manager
Coach In Chief, Player Development Committee