USA Hockey mandates the safety and well-being of our athletes be taken very seriously. One of the many ways that we go about ensuring athlete safety is by requiring all coaches to take the SafeSport training every two years. Parents are encouraged to take the training, as well. Information on SafeSport, including how to take the training, can be found at safesport.org.
Direct links to the training:
SafeSport: http://training.teamusa.org/store/details/1 - For coaches who have not previously taken the training. Critical information to help keep every program safe: Athletes will perform better, soar higher, and get more from sport if they feel safe. Misconduct threatens that safety, and it can happen in every sport and at every competitive level. This SafeSport online training program teaches you about the nature of misconduct in sport: how to recognize it, how to prevent it, and how to take action. The information in this course will help keep sport a positive experience for every athlete, coach, and volunteer.
SafeSport Refresher: http://training.teamusa.org/store/details/6 Review key concepts to help keep athletes safe. If it has been a year or more since you completed your initial SafeSport training, we recommend this brief refresher course. This half-hour training reviews critical concepts to help keep your program safe and positive for every participant.
SafeSport Parent: http://training.teamusa.org/store/details/8 - For parents of athletes, this course addresses important topics around recognizing, preventing, and taking action against misconduct in sports from a parent perspective. This course, which takes a little over half an hour to complete, helps parents become active participants in creating safe, positive sports environments for their child.