"Dear USA Hockey Member,
As you know, the USA Hockey SafeSport Program includes required training for all USA Hockey coaches, officials, managers and volunteers with regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants. As in previous seasons, these individuals will be required to have completed the training prior to that person’s participation (on ice or off ice) in a USA Hockey program.
In prior years, the SafeSport Training has been offered through the US Olympic Committee training platform. With the opening of the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”), the SafeSport training will soon move to a new platform operated by the Center, and this email is to let you know about the transition and how it will affect both first-time users as well as existing USA Hockey members.
We hope you understand the importance of the training and to helping you be aware of how to maximize our participants’ safety.
Thank you for your diligence in helping make our sport as safe as possible!"
Signed by USA Hockey.
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.
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]
4. Team Managers
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:
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.
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 SafeSport Coordinator
LAHA Safe Sport Coordinator
NMICE Safe Sport Coordinator
SFHA Safe Sport Coordinator
New Mexico Warriors Safe Sport Coordinator
NMAHA Safe Sport Coordinator
TYHA Safe Sport Coordinator
NM Mustangs Girls Hockey Safe Sport Coordinator