A few notes before beginning the process:
The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to MAHA & USA Hockey. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of our programs. MAHA has long had 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.
An Important part of our SafeSport program is the volunteer background screening, which has been in place for many years. MAHA & 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 MAHA/USA Hockey. Under the policy, MAHA 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.
New for the 2013 – 2014 Season
MAHA is switching background screening provides and going to a new screening vendor. Instead on an annual screening, the new background screening will be good for two years. The new screening scans a wider range of local and national databases and is processed much quicker than our old system. We are confident this new program will better protect your children and provide a thorough check for all those submitting. There will be a $10 cost to process your background screening. The fee will be collected through the website when you enter your information.
The following persons be screened in accordance with this policy:
1. Members of the MAHA Board of Directors
2. Local Association / Club administrators and board members
4. Team managers
6. Locker room monitors
7. Team bus/van drivers (unless professional transportation companies are used)
8. Travel chaperones
9. Billet Families
10. Anyone with routine access to youth participants
1. Click below and submit screening criteria
2. Screens will be submitted to 3rd party screening provider. Data is highly secure and encrypted.
3. Candidate will receive confirmation email upon submission.
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