Hi! USA Hockey has asked Youth Hockey Programs to help educate their players and families about Safety. As we know, there are many opportunities during practices and games to injure yourself and proper planning and preparation can help reduce the potential for injuries. Here are some important USA Hockey webpages and documents:
USA Hockey Safesport Program:
The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey’s programs. USA Hockey 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. The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its youth participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
Please visit the SafeSport webpage at http://www.usahockey.com/SafeSport.aspx
or review the USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook.
As a part of USA Hockey's Safesport Program, Starhawks Youth Hockey has adopted the following policies:
STARHAWKS LOCKER ROOM POLICY
STARHAWKS EMOTIONAL ABUSE POLICY
STARHAWKS BULLYING, THREATS AND HARASSMENT POLICY
STARHAWKS HAZING POLICY
STARHAWKS PHYSICAL ABUSE POLICY
STARHAWKS SEXUAL ABUSE POLICY
Heads Up Hockey:
When you tell your kids "Heads Up!", you'll be telling them not just to play safe, but to focus. An player focus means ... BETTER HOCKEY!
http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/13663/Heads Up Hockey 2008.pdf
http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/13663/CDC - Clipboard_Sticker_USAH.pdf
http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/13663/CDC - clipboard_Eng.pdf
Collection of links and resources to help prevent and treat concussions.
http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/13663/CDC - coaches_Engl.pdf
The Starhawks concussion policy is found below:
STARHAWKS CONCUSSION POLICY
Thanks for visiting the Player Safety Webpage!