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Skill Instructors

Beginning in the 2019-20 season USA Hockey has mandated that all skill instructors will need to provide evidence that they have completed Safe Sport training and the USA Hockey National Background Screening


USA Hockey Membership

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 USA Hockey National Background Screening.
Those not currently a member of USA Hockey as a player or coach, can become a member here using the volunteer code and their will be no cost.

LINK TO USA HOCKEY NATIONAL BACKGROUND SCREENING

There is a cost associated with the submission

Once the skill instructor has completed Safe Sport training and USA Hockey National Background Screening, the teams should email the skill instructor's name and USA Hockey registration number to BobD@CompuwareHockey.org

THE USE OF SKILL COACHES WITHOUT SAFE SPORT TRAINING AND A USA HOCKEY NATIONAL BACKGROUND SCREEN CAN RESULT IN A SUSPENSION OF THE HEAD COACH

Safe Sport completion certificates, USA Hockey background screenings, and W9's are on file for the following skill instructors for the 2023-24 season:

NAME SKILL
Abraham, Doug goalie instruction
Barber, Stacey skating
Brown, Clayton (Iconic Goaltending) goalie instruction
Delamarter, Kevin (KD Goaltending) goalie instruction
Hayward, Richard (Future Pro) goalie instruction
Holsing, Jared (Future Pro) goalie instruction
Matwijiw, Stan goalie instruction
McGuire, Steve (Future Pro) goalie instruction
Mitchell, Chloe skating
Muir, Kim skating
Palmer, Chris sport psychologist
Potteiger, Tate (Iconic Goaltending) goalie instruction
Ramin, Jamie (JRH-Development) skills
Sellin,, David skating
Shields, jaden skating
Swinton, Jessica skating
Wolfe, Greg skills
Zeleney, Michael (Ionic Goaltending) goalie instruction
Zloto, Brent (Ionic Goaltending) goalie instruction

All skill coaches will need to complete a W9 and submit to CYH Accounting.  Send to BobD@compuwarehockey.org

W9


BACKGROUND CHECKS

MAHA Annual Guide 2023-2024
Rules and Regulations 

XIII. SAFE SPORT / ABUSE PREVENTION

5. 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.
     a. 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.


HELMETS

MAHA ANNUAL GUIDE 2023-2024
Rules and Regulations 

VIII. COACHING REQUIREMENTS

12. 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.


2023-24 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.


SAFESPORT

BACKGROUND SCREENING

USA Hockey "SafeSport Program Handbook'; January 3, 2023

Page 31: Education and Awareness Training
E. Other Volunteers/Employees

Page 33: Screening and Background Check Program


USA Hockey; June 4, 2019

"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."