Background screening will be done in accordance with USA Hockey mandates. ASHA has implemented a mandatory online background screening program in partnership with the USA Hockey Pacific District using the services of Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
All individuals, including, but not limited to coaches, managers, locker room attendants, on-ice officials, and all others who have regular contact with youth USA Hockey participants are required to undergo a background screening through Sterling Infosystems, Inc. The screening is only good for TWO (2) years, and must be renewed every TWO (2) years. The anniversary date for ASHA screening shall be September 1, of each year.
Those individuals who are required to be screened for the first time or because their prior screening has expired must be screened either for the first time or again prior to assisting in or engaging in any USA Hockey activities - there is no grace period. Knowingly engaging in any activities which require one to be screened and cleared prior to so engaging shall subject the individual to possible discipline and a referral to the ASHA Discipline Committee for appropriate disciplinary actions, which may include, but is not limited to, a suspension for some appropriate period of time.
Background Check Link - Click HERE
Hockey Club Fairbanks and USA Hockey, are committed to creating a safe and positive environment for all participants’ physical, emotional, and social development, and has adopted the United States Olympic Committee’s SafeSport training materials specifically customized for USA Hockey. This comprehensive program includes written materials, policies and a series of online training videos aimed at educating its members and preventing abuse. The training is available to anyone (including parents), free of charge. The training can be accessed by going to http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining.
USA Hockey SafeSport Reporting Requirements
USA Hockey’s Reporting Policy is a key part of its SafeSport Program and an effective reporting policy is crucial to preventing abuse. Section IV of the SafeSport Handbook contains specifics on the Reporting Policy.
The Policy requires that every employee or volunteer of any USA Hockey Member Program must report (1) actual or perceived violations of the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook, (2) any violations of the policies prohibiting Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Bullying, Threats and Harassment, and Hazing, and (3) suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse to the appropriate USA Hockey representatives.
Additionally, in all cases involving suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse, every employee or volunteer of USA Hockey Member Programs must also report to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
To make a report to USA Hockey, you may do so either by: (1) clicking on “Report to USA Hockey” and completing the Reporting Form, (2) emailing to
, or (3) calling 800-888-4656.
Reports may also be made to the Affiliate SafeSport Coordinator. To make a report to your Affiliate SafeSport Coordinator, please click on the link for the contact information for each Affiliate’s SafeSport Coordinator.
Hockey Club Fairbanks SafeSport Requirements
Please note, if you are a 2003 birth year or earlier, you will be required to take the SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2020-21 season.
One of the most exciting aspects of the USA Hockey SafeSport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport. We are pleased to announce that all USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, players, employees and volunteers are entitled to take the training at no cost.
The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/20.
As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new SafeSport training, which features updated content.
Once you have completed the Core SafeSport Course, there will be a Refresher Course available for individuals who have previously completed the core SafeSport course and need to recertify. Users completing the SafeSport refresher course will be certified for an additional season.
PLEASE NOTE that you will need your own USA Hockey Confirmation Number or Referee Number and your own email address to access the training. You can locate your number OR obtain a number here membership.usahockey.com. If you will not be participating as a player, coach or referee, you can register at no cost under the ice manager/volunteer category to obtain your USA Hockey Confirmation Number.
To see if your SafeSport certificate is about to expire, visit the Alaska State Hockey Association website.