USA Hockey SafeSport Program

Wisconsin Coordinator: Chuck Anger (email: chuck.anger@wahahockey.com Phone: 715-559-8770)

 

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey.  This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey’s programs.  

USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players and other participants.  These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators.  The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.

USA Hockey has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct.

This SafeSport Handbook includes the various Policies that apply to all USA Hockey Member Programs.  Those Policies address

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Bullying, Threats and Harassment
  • Hazing

The Policies also address areas where misconduct can occur and are intended to reduce the risk of potential abuse, including:

  • Locker Room Policy
  • Electronic Communications Policy
  • Travel Policy
  • Billeting Policy

In addition to Policies, the SafeSport Handbook includes the available and required Training of USA Hockey and its Member Programs’ employees, volunteers, administrators, coaches, parents and players on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential abuse to occur; information on USA Hockey’s Screening and Background Check Program; the availability and procedures for any person to Report suspected abuse or misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting); the procedures and means by which USA Hockey and its Member Programs should Respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct; and how USA Hockey and its Member Programs will Monitor and Supervise the SafeSport Program to help ensure its effectiveness.

By combining all of these elements into a comprehensive SafeSport Program, USA Hockey intends to create the safest possible environment for participation in hockey.

Important Info on taking the SafeSport Refresher
If a person needs to take the safe sport refresher please have them follow the steps below.

  1. Sign in using the following link https://training.teamusa.org/accounts/signin If they can’t remember user name and/or password they can click the forgot password link.
  2. After logging in go to the store tab at the top of the screen find safe sport refresher course click on USA Hockey safe sport refresher add it to your bag.
  3. Click checkout then activate and launch the course

User names and passwords can only be retrieved from the website. If further technical assistance is needed for the website such as video issues etc there is a contact button at the top of the screen. The response is usually quick. The United States Olympic Committee only uploads to the USA hockey database once a day and depending on when the course is completed it takes 24- 48 hours to appear in a person’s record.
 

HANDBOOK                                 SAFESPORT TRAINING