For Volunteers

SAYHA volunteers

The U.S. Center for SafeSport was created by Congress and is a federally mandated program to address and prevent abuse and misconduct in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and to transform athletic culture so every athlete is safe, supported, and strengthened.

SAYHA relies on volunteers throughout the season and we encourage at least one person from each family to become Safe Sport Certified.

To do so, please complete the following steps.

  • Step 1 - USA Hockey Registration

    This is free for volunteers, and must be done each year.
    Register with USA Hockey

    2023/24 USA Hockey numbers have a 4 as the fourth digit of your number: (example: 123456789XXSAY).

  • Step 2 - Safe Sport Training

    This is free for volunteers, and must be completed each year.
    Complete Your Safe Sport Training

    *It may take a day for your USA Hockey Registration to be recognized with Safe Sport. 

  • Step 3 - USA Hockey Background Check

    In compliance with requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), USA Hockey has implemented a national-level background screening policy using NCSI which is the only background check accepted by USA Hockey. 

    A background screening is valid for 2 years and is reimbursed by SAYHA by sending your receipt to our Bookkeeper, Nicole (

    Complete Your Background Screening

    Please see for questions.

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Once all requirements are completed, please send only your USA Hockey confirmation number to Shelby in the front office,

This confirmation number is found on your USA Hockey registration receipt. Confirmation numbers are 9 digits and 5 letters (example: 123456789XXSAY).

Following verification of completion of all requirements, you will receive your Safe Sport volunteer badge which should be worn at all times when volunteering.