Welcome to the 2018-19 season. The primary changes to the SafeSport program at this time are all related to new federal legislation - the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. In the coming months the SafeSport program will change to reflect new policies and procedures, education and training that will impact all members of USA Hockey.
There are currently no changes to the existing USA Hockey SafeSport education from the prior season.
A reminder that SafeSport is applicable to every member of USA Hockey - not just travel programs. If you are a rink and are running USA Hockey programs, or an independent house program registering players with USA Hockey, all the SafeSport policies apply to your program. There is no “waiver” of compliance with SafeSport for any USA Hockey program. This is not new – but with the law, there is a renewed focus on compliance.
The SafeSport Act of 2017 is now federal law, and all member organizations must comply. While the highlighted changes below indicate the key components of the new legislation, they will affect our membership immediately in the following ways:
Pay particular attention to:
Duty to Report:
The USA Hockey Pacific District SafeSport page has been updated with all new resources to understand the SafeSport program and requirements. Click here: http://pacificdistricthockey.com/view.pl?p=safesport/safesport.htm
Rogue Valley Hockey Association SafeSport contact: Al Zetterquist by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org