USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey prioritize the safety of all participants, extending beyond players. The USA Hockey Safe Sport Program aims to safeguard against misconduct and abuse through policies, supervision, monitoring, education, and participant screening. We emphasize a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for abuse and misconduct.
All employees and volunteers of Member Programs are mandated to promptly report any violations of the Safe Sport Program Handbook, including Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Bullying, Threats, Harassment, or Hazing Policies, as well as suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse. Child abuse suspicions or allegations must be reported to law enforcement.
Confidentiality is maintained, with complainants' names kept private upon request. Anonymous reporting is available, although it may pose investigative challenges. "Whistleblower" protection is guaranteed, prohibiting retaliation against those reporting concerns in good faith. However, malicious or frivolous allegations are strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary actions, including potential civil or criminal proceedings, depending on the nature of the allegation.
You may also report concerns to any Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association coach, manager, or any board member who will follow the process for reporting.