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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.  


By pulling together existing USAH off- ice safety policies related behavior and hockey environment management, constructing a supervision and monitoring structure, creating a reporting, investigatory, and response system, production of education and awareness training materials, and enhancing participant screening, USAH has taken giant steps towards improving off-ice safety.


MAHA 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.  


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