Aug 03, 2015

Developed by
Chris Carcerano


Updated 1-6-14


Safe Sport Training - Second Reminder

To all USA Hockey Board of Directors, District and Affiliate Personnel, Officials and Coaches:

This email is a reminder about our transition to the new SafeSport Training platform:

  1. If you have completed the training, there is nothing for you to do at this time.
  2. If you have are currently in the process of completing SafeSport training, you should continue to access the old training site, Training on this site must be completed NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2015. If you do NOT complete your training by this date, your progress will be lost and you will be required to create an account with the new site.
  3. If you have NOT registered to take the training, you should do so by visiting the new platform, Please note that the training is still available at no cost.

Information on how to register for SafeSport Training, as well as information on how to obtain your certificate of completion can be found on the our webpage at





The following is an important update regarding a new permanent platform for the online training, which will be more user-friendly and will include enhancements that among other things will allow participants to view their test question answers and results. Please select the following link for guidance about the transition to this  new training platform:  

12-26-13 Safe Sport Training Update.pdf

SafeSport Material

The SafeSport Handbook as well as the Training Powerpoint presented to the CAHA Affiliate Leagues (Norcal and SCAHA) are now available.

SafeSport Downloads and Forms

The following link will take you to the USA Hockey website and the associated links and downloads, inlcuding the "SafeSport" training module.

The following form is to be used for filing a SafeSport report

USA Hockey SafeSport Report.pdf

Safesport Incident Reporting Form (2).pdf

CAHA SafeSport Presentation 091413-1.pdf

Should you have questions about the SafeSport Program in California, please contact the CAHA SafeSport Coordinator, Lance Burrow at

SafeSport Policy

The safety of our youth participants is of paramount importance to CAHA. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey’s programs. CAHA, along with USA Hockey has long had safety 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. 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. USA Hockey has created a SafeSport Program Handbook that collects USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its youth participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.


CAHA, along with USA Hockey has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. CAHA shall adopt USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program Handbook, which addresses the following:


SafeSport Policies, including policies prohibiting Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Bullying, Threats and Harassment, and Hazing. The Policies also address areas where misconduct can occur and are intended to reduce the risk of potential abuse, including a Locker Room Policy, a Social Media, Mobile and Electronic Communications Policy, a Travel Policy, a Billeting Policy and an Education and Awareness Training Policy.


·         Education and Awareness Training

·         Screening and Background Check Program

·         Reporting of Concerns of Abuse

·         Responding to Abuse and Other Misconduct

·         Monitoring and Supervision of the SafeSport Program


These specific Policies are of paramount importance to USA Hockey and may be modified or amended as needed.


A USA Hockey member or parent of any member who (1) violates any of the SafeSport Policies or (2) fails to consent to, and pass a screening and background check in compliance with the Screening and Background Check Program, may be denied eligibility within any USA Hockey programs and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension, permanent suspension, and/or referral to law enforcement authorities.


Please refer to the SafeSport Program Handbook for details of these policies.  A copy of the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook may be obtained from CAHA and USA Hockey and is also available at or