USA Hockey is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for all participants’ physical, emotional, and social development, and has adopted the United States Olympic Committee’s SafeSport training materials specifically customized for USA Hockey. This comprehensive program includes written materials, policies, and a series of online training videos aimed at educating its members and preventing abuse. The training is available to anyone (including parents), free of charge. Officials, Coaches, Team Managers, and Program Volunteers are required to complete the training. Your USA Hockey member registration confirmation number (Player/Coach, Official or Team Manager/Volunteer) is required to access the video training. Materials can also be accessed at USA Hockey
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has produced Youth Athlete Training courses that are available for minor-age athletes. These resources include courses for children of pre-school age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it occur.
These courses are not required but are available as a resource.
To report a suspected SafeSport violation contact the Compuware Youth Hockey SafeSport Corodinator: Bob DeSpirt
Mandatory suspensions as prescribed by MAHA for SafeSport violations. 1) 1st offense: a one game suspension to the head coach; 2) 2nd offense: a warning to the Association/Club and a one week suspension to the head coach; 3) 3rd offense: the head coach and the Association/Club representative shall attend a hearing which may result in further sanctions up to and including fines, suspensions, and/or removal of an Association/Club good standing within MAHA.