Beginning this season, the SafeSport training requirement must now be completed every year
Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP)
What is SafeSport and Why its Important?
What does SafeSport do for STMA YHA?
Who is the SafeSport Point-of-Contact?
How do I Report an Incident?
Are you aware of the 2017 Safe Sport Act which now requires abuse awareness training for all youth sports organizations, including volunteers, coaches, and managers that interact with your athletes?
We're here to help! Talk to your account manager or check out this recent article in the SportsEngine Community that gives a clear walk-through of how the Safe Sport Act impacts youth sports organizations.
Each team is required to have a qualified locker room monitor (LRM) present at all times whenever a player/players are in a locker room. A player should never enter into a locker room without adult supervision. If the players are dressing, this person must be a "qualified adult" (any adult of the same gender as the players who has passed the USA Hockey approved Background check) https://www.minnesotahockey.org/page/show/96281-screening. If the players are not changing, any qualified adult can supervise the players. For this reason, it is permissible for opposite gender coaches to be in a locker room only for game discussions before or after all players are finished dressing.
Reminder: a coach cannot be in the locker room with only one player, unless that player is his or her child. If a coach wants to have a "private" conversation with a player, an LRM or another adult MUST be present.
As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new three-course SafeSport training, which features updated content.
Beginning this season (2019/2020) the training requirement must now be completed every year
'SafeSport' Certificates can be found by logging into your USA hockey account under 'SafeSport.'