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USA Hockey has mandated that all skill instructors will need to provide evidence that they have completed SafeSport training and the MAHA background screening
Skill instructors who are current members of USA Hockey as a player or coach can use their USA Hockey membership number to register for SafeSport training and submitting the MAHA background screening.
Those not currently a member of USA Hockey, can become a member here using the volunteer code and their will be no cost.
Compuware Youth Hockey is in District 4
There is a cost associated with the submission
Once the skill instructor has completed SafeSport training and MAHA background screening, the teams should e mail the skill instructor's name and USA Hockey registration number to BobD@CompuwareHockey.org
SafeSport completion certificates and MAHA background screenings are on file for the following skill instructors for the 2019-20 season:
|Brandt,Kenny; Skilled Advantage||stick handling|
|Schnoes, Matt; Future Pro||goalie|
2018-2019 MAHA Annual Guide
XVII. ABUSE PREVENTION
E. Any of the following named persons / positions who shall become engaged with the MAHA after August 1st shall immediately submit to a background screening. Participation in the MAHA is prohibited unless he/she has submitted the application.
1. Each coach, assistant coach, manager, referee, instructor, minor official, officers of all associations and any volunteer or employee who has routine access to children (everyone under the age of majority) shall complete the online background screening application authorizing the Abuse Prevention Committee to obtain criminal history records from any governmental unit.
2018-19 MAHA Annual Guide
XVI. DISCIPLINARY ACTION
B. All ice hockey coaches, instructors, 3rd party coaches, and independent contractors, whether they are on the official
roster or not, that participate with registered USA Hockey youth, high school, disabled, girls/women’s 19 & under and below
programs must wear an approved ice hockey helmet during all on ice sessions, including practices, controlled scrimmages
and coach and referee clinics (seminars), with the exception of when a team official is tending to an injured player. Failure to
comply will result in a 30 day suspension from all activities involving USA Hockey registered programs.
2019-20 USA Hockey Annual Guide
Rules & Regulations
V. COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM
A. All ice hockey coaches and instructors of registered USA Hockey Youth 18 & Under and below, high school, girls’/women’s 19 & under and below, and disabled programs must properly wear an approved ice hockey helmet during all on-ice sessions, including practices, controlled scrimmages and all Coaching Education Program clinics and/ or workshops. Failure to comply will result in a 30 day suspension from all activities involving USA Hockey registered programs.
District 4 Ruling
Beginning in the 2016-17 season, District 4 is clarifying the MAHA helmet rule (XVI. B.). All instructors (goalie, skating, stick handling, etc.) on ice purchased by a USA Hockey rotered team must wear a helmet.
"All member programs must fully implement the SafeSport Program policies, procedures and requirements. This includes that all Affiliates and Member Programs require and enforce the requirement that all coaches, administrators and other adult Participants (program board members, team managers, and others working in the program but not on a roster) who will have regular access to or supervision over minor Participants have completed SafeSport Training and background checks as a condition of their participation."
“There are several changes to the SafeSport Training requirements, as required by federal law and the Center for SafeSport:
a. SafeSport Training is required for all adults that have regular contact with minors which, as explained more fully below, includes adult-aged players on the same team with minor athletes.
b. Beginning this season, SafeSport is required every year rather than every other year (however, anyone who completed training in the most recent season (2018-19) will retain valid training status for 2019-20, and will complete training annually beginning in 2020-21).
c. A person must first take the course known as “Core Center for SafeSport Training,” which is taken online and takes approximately 90 – 120 minutes to complete. After that a “Refresher Course” is available each subsequent year for a person that has completed the Core Center for SafeSport Training. The Refresher Course takes 30 minutes or less to complete. There is no cost to members of USA Hockey to complete either training course.
d. Training must be completed before a person begins having regular contact with minor athletes, or if they do not have regular contact with minors, no more than 45 days after beginning the role that requires them to complete training."
Page 33: Education and Awareness Training
E. Other Volunteers/Employees
Page 36: 2019-20 Screening and Background Check Program
Purposes of a Screening Policy
Affiliate Screening Policies; sections A. and N.
THE USE OF SKILL COACHES WITHOUT SAFESPORT TRAINING AND A MAHA BACKGROUND CHECK CAN RESULT IN A SUSPENSION OF THE HEAD COACH