All adult coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, athletes under the age of 18 are required to submit to a background screen before any such contact with those athletes.
There is a $30 processing fee.
All staff that will be added to an official USA Hockey roster will need to complete SafeSport Core Training. This is required annually.
USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:
USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)
Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)
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