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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
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.
2018-19 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.
SafeSport completion certificates and MAHA background screenings are on file for the following skill instructors for the 2019-20 season:
THE USE OF SKILL COACHES WITHOUT SAFESPORT TRAINING AND A MAHA BACKGROUND CHECK CAN RESULT IN A SUSPENSION OF THE HEAD COACH