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SafeSport, Background Screening, and Coach Education

Mandatory SafeSport Training and Background Checks

Required process for Coaches, Volunteers, and Players born in 2007 or earlier:

  • USA Hockey REQUIRES that prior to having  any contact with children, all adult coaches and volunteers  must complete the steps below.
  • Players born in 2007 or earlier must complete the SafeSport training, but do not have to do the background screening.

1. Register with USA Hockey as a Coach or Volunteer at 

2. Register with Mustangs as a Coach or Volunteer at

3. Submit your information for USA Hockey Background Screening at NCSI.  Background Screening is valid for two years. To check if your screening needs to be updated this year, please see the LOEAHA GOOD TO GO list.

4. Complete SafeSport training, which is required every year: If you have trouble with the SafeSport website, please try clearing your browser cache and completing a password recovery. The SafeSport training takes a while, but you don't have to do it all at once. You can stop part way through and resume later.

Additional training for Coaches:

1. Coaches must complete the appropriate age-specific training modules prior to participating with a team or being placed on a roster,

2. Coaches must complete their annual USA Hockey coaching clinic each year by December 31.  Coaching clinics can be found at along with dates, times, and locations.  USA Hockey is requiring that coaches continue to advance annually in their coaching education, up until they reach Level 4. Most clinics are available online, and you can take a clinic offered by any district or affiliate from across the country.

Complete Proper Clinic Level before Dec. 31

For questions or problems with any of the above steps, please contact:

Scott Doebling

Mustangs Association SafeSport Administrator

Phone: 5056950143