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MN Hockey Background Screening

By JS, 11/10/15, 8:45PM CST


Reminder: Background screenings are required of all helping with our players

Reminder: We need our parents to help as locker room monitors for all our teams. Any dads/male guardians of a boy player and moms/female guardians of a girl player are asked to complete the online background screening so our members can take turns in helping with this task. Here is the link to the background screening or you can find it on the Teams page of the Bulldogs website.

Through the USA Hockey SafeSport Program, USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey are committed to creating the safest possible environment for participation in hockey.

An important part of our SafeSport program is the volunteer background screening, which Minnesota Hockey has had implemented for many years.  Minnesota Hockey & USA Hockey’s screening policy includes a set criteria for which a person may be disqualified and prohibited from serving as an employee or volunteer of Minnesota Hockey USA Hockey. Under the policy, Minnesota Hockey will not authorize or sanction any employee or volunteer who has routine access to children unless that person consents to be screened and passes a criminal background screen conducted by the Affiliate or USA Hockey.

The following persons need to be screened in accordance with this policy:

  • 1. Local Association / Club administrators and board members
  • 2. Coaches
  • 3. Team managers
  • 4. Officials
  • 5. Locker room monitors
  • 6. Travel chaperones
  • 7. Anyone with routine access to youth participants