PVAHA requires its member Local Association Programs, like HYHA, and all member coaches, volunteers, and employees to comply with the SafeSport Program standards. HYHA is committed to supporting this program and expects everyone in HYHA that is involved in the supervision of our youth athletes to be aware of this program and comply with its requirements. The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is available by clicking the logo to the right.
Background screening is an important element of the SafeSport Program. As stated in greater detail in the USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook each coach, volunteer or employee who has regular, routine or frequent access to youth participants must have a background screening completed. A background screen is valid for 2 years, and all previously screened individuals must be rescreened every 2 years. To meet the requirements of the USA Hockey SafeSport Program PVAHA has partnered with Protect Youth Sports to perform the background checks for coaches, volunteers or employees. To complete your background screening application visit the PVAHA website and, when asked, use HYHA's Association Code MDH0006.