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Register for Upcoming Bantam A Jamboree

By Erica Papesh 08/15/2017, 3:30pm CDT

October 27 - 29

Team Fee: $800

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Changes to SafeSport **Please Read**

By PYHA Board of Directors 08/09/2017, 9:30am CDT

As you know, the USA Hockey SafeSport Program includes required training for all USA Hockey coaches, officials, managers and volunteers with regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants. As in previous seasons, these individuals will be required to have completed the training prior to that person’s participation (on ice or off ice) in a USA Hockey program.

In prior years, the SafeSport Training has been offered through the US Olympic Committee training platform. With the opening of the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”), the SafeSport training will soon move to a new platform operated by the Center, and this email is to let you know about the transition and how it will affect both first-time users as well as existing USA Hockey members.

  • The switchover date to the new platform is expected to take place between September 18 and October 2. After the transition date, anyone taking SafeSport training will need to create a new account on the new training platform.
  • After the transition date, the “refresher” training program will not be available. So, if you are eligible to take the shorter SafeSport Refresher training (which is approximately 35 minutes long), you should complete that training BEFORE September 18th, after which your training will be valid for another two seasons.
  • After the transition date, the new training will have a different format and content. Anyone needing to complete SafeSport Training after the transition date will need to complete the full course, which will be approximately 90 minutes long. Once completed, the new SafeSport Training will be good for two seasons and members will then again be eligible for the new refresher module.
  • Members who need a copy of their SafeSport Training or SafeSport Refresher Certificates should do so BEFORE September 18.

We hope you understand the importance of the training and to helping you be aware of how to maximize our participants’ safety.

Thank you for your diligence in helping make our sport as safe as possible!

Concussion Training needs to be completed by October 15th, 2017

Background Screening

Needed every two years, if you did this last year you don't need to do this again this year.

Make sure you click the "Coaches" button on the screening information page.

Download USA Hockey Rulebook today

USA Hockey is proud to announce the release of the mobile USA Hockey Rulebook Application. This feature is available free of charge to everyone and provides instant access to 2013-17 Rulebook and Casebook content from any location with WiFi or mobile connectivity.


The rulebook application is available at:



·         Supported on iOS (Apple) and Android mobile devices and available for use through computer web browser

·         One touch, screen icon launch from your tablet or phone. Launch icon is downloadable from the app home-screen (you will receive a prompt)

·         Rulebook Section menu selection for navigation

·         Collapsible/Expandable playing rule content (initiates as collapsed on phone & expanded on tablet)

·         Highlighted (blue-lighted) key-terms that display definitions when “tapped”

·         Quick link to Playing Rule Casebook Situations (Q & A)

·         Quick link to Video examples of playing rule infractions

·         Video display of USA Hockey Officials Signals

·         Search feature to find specific Playing Rules and Casebook situations


Additional features in development.

HDC - Hockey Development Committee