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SAFESPORT PROGRAM

Important Changes to SafeSport Training.

USA Hockey Member Services

We are passing along another update related to the transition of the SafeSport Training. In addition, we will post updates online at www.usahockey.com/safesport to keep the USA Hockey membership up to date on any impact of this transition. We have now been notified that the new estimated launch date is Monday, November 6, 2017.

Please note anyone wishing to complete the existing SafeSport course offerings, including the Refresher course, must now do so NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017 AT 11:59pm EASTERN TIME.

NO COURSES will be available from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern time until Monday, November 6, 2017.

Following November 1, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new full SafeSport training course, which will be available Monday, November 6, and will feature updated content. Upon completion of the online SafeSport training, individuals will be certified for two seasons. A new SafeSport refresher course will be added to the platform in 2018. This will be an abbreviated version intended for individuals who have previously completed the three core SafeSport courses and need to recertify. Users completing the SafeSport refresher course will be certified for an additional two seasons. 


One of the highest priorities of USA Hockey is ensuring the safety of its participants and members. It continues taking great strides to protect participants.

The SafeSport Program is a comprehensive effort to keep all of USA Hockey's participants and members safe while engaged in the game they love, hockey. This new program is intended to bring all of USA Hockey's policies under one expansive umbrella to protects participants—both on and off the ice.

Screening

Anyone 18 years old and older, who have any access to our youth, must be be screened and certified before working with them. You will not be allowed to volunteer for any LOEAHA member association unless you have completed the background screening and SafeSport Certification.

 
Per the USA Hockey Safe Sport Program Handbook those who need to be screened include:
 
1.  Members of the Affiliate Board of Directors
2.  Local program administrators [association board members and volunteers]
3.  Coaches 
4.  Team Managers
5.  Officials
6.  Locker room monitors
7.  Team drivers
8.  Travel chaperones
9.  Anyone with routine access to youth participants.
 
The Affiliate and/or local program may require that additional persons be screened.
 
The screening software is active.  The website is: 

https://loeaha.volunteerportal.net
password:  hockeyiscool

SafeSport Training

All USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, employees, and volunteers who are 18 years of age or older and work with youth in any USA Hockey member association must obtain SafeSport Certification. There is no cost for the course and certification.The training was produced by the United States Olympic Committee.  You must register with USA Hockey, registration for volunteers is free.   Please go to the USA Hockey website for the training.

Safe Sport Questions and Reports

If possible any questions and reports of possible policy infractions should first be placed with the local organization (contacts listed on right).

Below is the form for reporting a possible SafeSport issue.

This document can be completed and sent to the local Association, LOEAHA, or USA Hockey.

LOEAHA Policies and Procedures

LOEAHA Safe Sport Policy Is Within.

New Mexico Reporting of Abuse and Neglect

Who must report and definitions of abuse and neglect.

Terrence Firman

LOEAHA SafeSport Coordinator

Lori Hinojosa

LAHA Safe Sport Coordinator

Peggy Maclean

NMICE Safe Sport Coordinator

Mary Uhl

SFHA Safe Sport Coordinator

Craig Richards

New Mexico Warriors Safe Sport Coordinator

Robert Preble

NMAHA Safe Sport Coordinator

Anthony Archuleta

TYHA Safe Sport Coordinator

Scott Doebling

NM Mustangs Girls Hockey Safe Sport Coordinator