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PLSHA SafeSport Program

Make a SafeSport Report

Sarah Thoeny

PLSHA SafeSport Coordinator

Phone: 612-417-8333

Annual Instructions for Parents/Volunteers

This process must be completed even if the parent has done the buyout of association volunteer hours, as the team requires volunteer hours. Please take your time to follow the directions and take a look at the FAQs; I am happy to be helpful, yet much of my time is spent copying the exact information found here. 

STEP 1: Parent/guardian register for your USA Hockey volunteer number available at no cost to you. A new number is required annually by USA Hockey. You can locate or obtain your number by going to: *If you are a USA Hockey referee, player, or coach, you can provide this number.  

STEP 2: Complete the required SafeSport training available at no cost to volunteers, coaches, officials, players, and employees. There is a change commencing with the 2022-23 season, SafeSport Training will be valid for twelve (12) months rather than a full membership season. 

The first year you complete SafeSport training you will complete the Core SafeSport Course, the second year you complete the SafeSport Refresher 1 & 2, and the third year you complete SafeSport Refresher 3. The portal will only require you to complete what it required of you. You can find the training content by going to:

Note: If you complete your USAH registration and immediately try to enter that number into the SafeSport training link, the two systems may not have had sufficient time to communicate/update. You may need to wait until the next business day before the update occurs. PLSHA does not control this process; this is a communication between USA Hockey & US Center for SafeSport.

If your portal is not functioning as expected, please email for assistance.

STEP 3: Complete the USA Hockey required background screening. This process can be completed in a few days, or can take as long as a couple weeks during high volume times for the USA Hockey vendor. Background screening is valid for two years and costs $30. You can find the USA Hockey approved vendor information at: 


Note: You will receive a message like the following if you are not due for a screening: