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USA HOCKEY SAFESPORT PROGRAM

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey.  USA Hockey SafeSport is the organization's program related to off-ice safety.
 
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.
 
Please review the safesport materials.  Parents are encouraged to watch the training module.   Should an incident occur, you can file an incident report by clicking the link provided
 
SAFESPORT WILL TAKE ANONYMOUS REPORTS

2019-2020 new safesport requirement for 18 year old players

USA Hockey has a new requirement for 18U Teams.  For players who are 18 or will be turning 18 during the current hockey season, the players will need to complete the Safesport training BEFORE they can be rostered.  
 
FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON - PLAYERS BORN 2003 and EARLIER MUST COMPLETE SAFESPORT TRAINING

SafeSport Training for Coaches, Manager and Locker Room Monitors

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, MAHA required that all coaches, managers and locker room monitors complete SafeSport Training at no cost in order to be placed on an official roster or serve in other team roles.  

As of June 2019, USA Hockey updated requirements for Safesport  

Players who are 18 years old, or who will be turning 18 during the season will now be required to take Safesport training 

Coaches, Managers, Locker Room Monitors will now be required to take Safesport training every year

The online course will now be called “Core Center for SafeSport Training,”and generally takes approximately 90 – 120 minutes to complete. 

A “Refresher Course” is available each subsequent year for those who have completed the Core Center for SafeSport Training. The Refresher takes 30 minutes to complete

Everyone will have to complete Safesport training in 2020-2021


MAHA STAR PROGRAM

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. (Share. Tolerance. Appreciation. Respect.) Hockey program was one of the first of its type created anywhere in the country.  It is our response to increasing reports of misconduct, abuse, and violence in youth hockey and other youth sports.  

The S.T.A.R. Hockey program is meant to be presented and explained to ALL hockey participants in Michigan, including parents, players, coaches, officials, and administrators. It is also reviewed in Coaching and Officiating education programs.

The mission of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. HOCKEY program is to provide a youth hockey environment in which all the individuals are treated with respect and dignity for the enjoyment and personal development of everyone.

SHARED: We all can all be STARS if we simply adopt shared guidelines and values below and make the game more enjoyable and safer.

TOLERANCE:  Patience, leniency, and acceptance of amateurs, particularly coaches and referees, but also players and sometimes parents new to the sport.

APPRECIATION: Awareness, understanding, and gratitude for what all volunteer participants must go through to become involved.

RESPECT:  Value, consideration, and recognition for the individual contributions and sacrifices by coaches, officials, and parents to make youth hockey possible.

It is important to understand that youth hockey really is just a game.  Everyone who makes it possible, from parents to officials, volunteer their time, effort, and money so that kids can play.  The officials and coaches are not professionals...most are volunteers doing the best job they can.  By embracing the S.T.A.R. HOCKEY Code of Conduct, we will all be making an effort toward showing our genuine appreciation and respect for everyone associated with the game.

Please review the code of conduct that we expect all participants and spectators to follow. Should an incident occur, you can file an incident report by clicking the incident report on MAHA's website. 

MAHA STAR REPORTING DOES NOT TAKE ANONYMOUS REPORTS.