WCYHA SafeSport Policy
Washington County Youth Hockey Association (WCYHA) is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its participant’s physical, emotional, and social development and to ensure that it promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct. As part of this commitment WCYHA will be following the recommendations and guidelines defined in the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook.
WCYHA has a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct.
WCYHA SafeSport policies are designed to address the following types of abuse and misconduct:
· Sexual Abuse
· Physical Abuse
· Emotional Abuse
· Bullying, Threats and Harassment
Refer to the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook for complete definitions of these abuses and misconducts.
To reduce the risks of potential abuse and misconduct WCYHA has implemented the following policies:
· Locker Room Policy
· Social Media, Mobile and Electronic Communications Policy
· Travel Policy
In the event that any WCYHA member observes any of the above described abuses and or misconducts it is the member’s personal responsibility to immediately report their observations to the WCYHA’s SafeSport Coordinator. In addition the member must also consider reporting suspected child physical or sexual abuse to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
To report any actual or suspected violations, you may email the Reporting Form to USA Hockey at SafeSport@usahockey.org, you may click on “Report to USA Hockey” and completing the online reporting form, or may call 1-800-888 4656.