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PLSHA SafeSport Program

Sarah Thoeny

PLSHA SafeSport Program Coordinator

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 (locker room monitors and those with authority; board members, coaches, and managers) 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  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. 

Additionally you will need to access the training from the link provided under "Register for SafeSport Training." 

See FAQ for further information.

PLSHA Safesport Policies

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to PLSHA, Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey.  SafeSport is the organization’s program related to off-ice safety.

PLSHA is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its participant’s physical, emotional, and social development and to ensure that it promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct.  As part of this commitment PLSHA follows the recommendations and guidelines defined in the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook.   Any questions or concerns about SafeSport should be directed to PLSHA SafeSport Coordinator. 

PLSHA SafeSport Policies are designed to address the following types of abuse and misconduct:

·         Sexual Abuse
·         Physical Abuse
·         Emotional Abuse
·         Bullying, Threats and Harassment
·         Hazing

Please note PLSHA is aligning with USA Hockey SafeSport Program and requiring SafeSport certification to be mandatory for all locker room monitors, and persons of authority (board members, coaches, and managers).  

All volunteers are required to complete a background check and SafeSport training. Follow these steps:

STEP 1: Register for your US Hockey membership # prior to taking this course . 

STEP 2: Complete SafeSport Training PLSHA is aligning with Minnesota Hockey and requiring SafeSport certification for all parents.  The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season.  

STEP 3:  Complete MN Hockey Background Check. Screening is completed through Minnesota Hockey. Select District 6 when asked for district. This takes less than 5 minutes. Once completed you will receive a confirmation number. This is valid for one (1) seasons.

STEP 4: Provide PLSHA with your credentials from completion through SafeSport Registration.

If you have questions, please contact the PLSHA Safe Sport Coordinator.

The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/19.