The changes approved at the USA Hockey Annual Congress last week will directly impact your organization and its members. As you are aware, all staff 18 years and older including volunteers, coaches and managers are required to complete SafeSport training before they can be added to a team roster. They are “greyed out” preventing them from being added to a roster until they have completed the credential requirements, including the SafeSport course.
Because USA Hockey does not want players or officials turning 18 to become ineligible in the middle of a season, USA Hockey is requiring all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of that playing season, and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor aged players, to complete SafeSport Training before being added to the team, and prior to participation with the team (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the age classifications Youth, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor age and adult age players (anyone over 18 years and older).
If a player is in the group identified above, and they have not completed the SafeSport Training, they will be “greyed out” and will not be able to be placed on the team’s roster in the USA Hockey registration portal until they have completed the training. This will prevent them from being on the Official Roster. They may not participate with the team until they can be added to the roster.
The program takes about 90 minutes to complete online. Once the fall season is underway, the players will be consumed with school, hockey, and other commitments. It is to their advantage to take the SafeSport Program NOW and not wait until it is time to be placed on a roster and games are starting.
The SafeSport Program is free. You must have a USAH Registration Confirmation Number to register to take the training. Players registered with USAH for the 2018/19 season can use the USA Hockey Confirmation Number for that season (which is valid until August 31, 2019) to register to take the training. They may also register with USA Hockey for the 2019/20 and use that confirmation number to register for the course. Registration for the SafeSport Program after September 1, 2019 requires a 2019/20 USA Hockey Registration.
Step your game up this summer! This is your players chance to work with area high school players as they train all summer! Skate with players from all schools and programs, and the sessions are led by multiple coaches, recent graduates getting ready for college hockey, and some upper classmen. This clinic has filled up in the past, so reserve your spot early and be ready for Warrior Hockey in the fall.
The Warriors gathered one last time at Bella Via to celebrate a successful first season under new Hockey Director Randy Schlesinger and his staff. The teams won 3 tournaments and a President's Cup. There were many other individual achievements along the way, but all the boys developed under the new systems. It was a great night for players and parents, while we graciously said goodbye to our seniors. Good luck in your future endeavors! #warriors4life
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