SafeSport is for the safety of everyone in our association!
Five years ago, Hyland embraced the need for SafeSport training and we rolled out an association-wide in-person training program for parents, players, coaches and anyone who even remotely interacted with our members. Parents went through an informative training session separate from their players. The players were grouped together for training with their teammates and the moderator used relatable examples to help them understand their role in their own safety and the safety of all of their teammates.
With the recent and unfortunate issues impacting Youth Sports at all levels, our association is doubling down our efforts to ensure our program is a safe place for every player, coach and member. We are once again scheduling a mandatory association-wide training at the start of this hockey season. Although we are only requiring one parent or guardian from every player's family to attend a training session, we are encouraging all family members who will be coming to the rink to attend one of the sessions. If this is not possible, we expect the family representative who did attend the training to relay the knowledge they gained to the rest of the family.
The Hyland Hills Jr. Hockey Association is committed to improving the development, safety and welfare of its players and all members involved in hockey and our organization. Therefore, it supports the USA Hockey SafeSport Program and CAHA SafeSport Program and requires all players, coaches and members to fully participate.