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Safesport Training & Background Check Info

2020 SafeSport Handbook

2020-2021 SafeSport Information

2020-2021 Season:
SafeSport Training and Background Check need to be completed PRIOR to the start of the season and BEFORE you have any on-ice or off-ice contact with players!

Who needs to complete SafeSport Training and Background Check?
Team Managers
Locker Room Monitors
Board Members
Billet Parents
Anyone with routine access to players

Background Check is required every two (2) years. Check with your local Registrar or Coaching Director to find out how to proceed.

SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/20.  Once you have completed the Core SafeSport Course, there will be a Refresher Course available for individuals who have previously completed the core SafeSport Course and need to recertify.  This is an online course, see link below. There is no cost for this training and it's available online.

Players with 2003 birth years and earlier will also be required to take the SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2020-2021 season.

***Important Note: All interested volunteers must contact their local association Registrar or Coaching Director to confirm that you will be participating with the program prior to registering with USA Hockey or completing the Background Screen. Failure to contact your Registrar or Coaching Director prior to Registration or Background Check may result in your Association seeking reimbursement for certain fees.

USA Hockey Registration and SafeSport Training

You must have your USA Hockey number before starting the process.

  1. Register with USA hockey as a coach or volunteer:

Safesport Training - Online Module:

  1. Safesport training module link:

Background Check: 

  1. After you register as a Coach or Volunteer with USA Hockey and receive your USA Hockey number, then register as a Coach or Volunteer with your local club either through their online registration system or by forwarding your USAH membership email and number to your association Registrar or Coaching Director.  Your local Registrar or Coaching Director will let you know how to proceed with background check.

Player Safety Information

Burke Lake

Player Safety Coordinator

Phone: 712-333-5253

Link to USA Hockey Player Safety

Link to Concussion Report Form:

Link to Injury Report Form:

Link to COVID Report  Form: