Please see link below for safesport rules. These are necessary for coaches, volunteers, and players over 17 in a locker room setting.
USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic requirements are as follows:
USA Hockey Requirements
(Must be completed before participating in any team activities)
Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements
Click here to download the application
All steps must be completed before you are eligible to coach. RHA will no longer wait until Jan. 1 for completion. Once you have registered with USA Hockey, please email your coaching number to email@example.com. Your information will then be sent to the state.
13.12 Screening Policy: It is the policy of SDAHA that it will not authorize or sanction in its programs that it directly controls any volunteer or employee who has routine access to children (anyone under the age of majority) who refuses to consent to be screened by SDAHA before he/she is allowed to have routine access to children in SDAHA' s programs. A person may be disqualified and prohibited from serving as an employee or volunteer of SDAHA or any member if the person has:
Been convicted (including crimes the record of which has been expunged and pleas of "no contest") of a crime of child abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, physical abuse, causing a child's death, neglect of a child, murder, manslaughter, felony assault, any assault against a minor, kidnapping, arson, criminal sexual conduct, prostitution related crimes or controlled substance crimes;
Being adjudged liable for civil penalties or damages involving sexual or physical abuse of children;
Being subject to any court order involving any sexual abuse or physical abuse of a minor, including but not limited to domestic order or protection;
Had their parental rights involuntarily terminated;
A history with another organization (volunteer, employment, etc.) of complaints of sexual or physical abuse of minors;
Resigned, been terminated or been asked to resign from a position, whether paid or unpaid, due to complaint(s) of sexual or physical abuse of minors; or
Has a history of other behavior that indicates he/she may be a danger to children in SDAHA hockey programs.
Safety is the top priority of USA Hockey each and every day. In 2006, USA Hockey took a significant step forward in enhancing safety by requiring coaches and volunteers to wear helmets when they are on the ice.
While most are in compliance with the rule, this past June, USA Hockey’s board of directors added a 30-day suspension from all activities involving registered programs for failure to comply with the rule.
The rule can be found on Page 144 Section A, of USA Hockey’s 2018-19 Annual Guide.