Training for Players Seventeen (17) and Over in Age Classifications that Allow Minor Age Players

To ensure all adult-age players on the same team with minor athletes comply with federal law, (i) all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31 of that playing season, and (ii) who play on a team in a classification that allows minor-age players, must complete SafeSport Training before being added to such team and prior to participation (on-ice or off-ice).

In Minnesota, this requirement will primarily affect Junior Gold, Junior Hockey and Disabled Hockey teams but applies to all programs that allow both minor-age and adult-age players, including teams with Special Group Affiliate agreements and to officials who are turning 17 before December 31.

Players and officials that complete the training prior to turning 18 will be required to provide parental consent.