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SafeSport Program - Overview


The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA).  This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of MAHA’s programs. MAHA has adopted the USA Hockey SafeSport Program, which is intended to protect all participants, not just players, from any type of misconduct or abuse. 

USA Hockey and MAHA have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for abuse and misconduct. Through the USA Hockey SafeSport Program, USA Hockey and MAHA are committed to creating the safest possible environment for participation in hockey.


Rick Frescura

Michigan SafeSports Coordinator

Phone: (734) 323-0201

USA Hockey SafeSport Program

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey.  USA Hockey SafeSport is the organization's program related to off-ice safety.

USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players and other participants.  These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators.  The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.

Attention: USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program has been updated as of June 4, 2020. Please click here for a copy of the revised USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national independent non-profit organization. The Center believes that all athletes deserve to participate in sports free from any form of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct. The Center provides response and resolution services within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements and provides education and training to coaches, administrators, athletes, parents and sports organizations.