On Ice Volunteer Requirements

On Ice Volunteer Requirements

All On-Ice Volunteers need to complete the following registrations and certifications:

As an On-Ice Volunteer, your role is to assist our USA Hockey coaches during practice sessions under their direct supervision.

  1. Following Coach's Instructions: Listening carefully to the instructions provided by the coach and carrying out assigned tasks to support the practice session effectively. 
  2. Assisting with Drills: Helping set up and organize practice drills as directed by the coach. This may include arranging cones, distributing pucks, and providing additional support to players during drills.
  3. Providing Player Support: Offering encouragement and support to players as they participate in drills and exercises. Your presence on the ice helps create a positive and motivating environment for the athletes.
  4. Ensuring Safety: Prioritizing the safety of all participants by following safety guidelines and protocols established by the coaching staff. Promptly addressing any safety concerns or hazards that may arise during practice sessions.

Explanation on each requirement:

USA Hockey Registration: Annual registration that must be completed each season starting on April 1. You will receive an electronic copy of your registration from USA Hockey and must add the USAH number to your Crossbar account each season.

SafeSport CertificationThe Safe Sport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for twelve (12) monthsSafesport is a yearly requirement and consists of a core course followed by three refresher courses. Every fourth year one must take the core course over again.

Background Screen: USA Hockey has instituted a national background screening program. The screening is required every two seasons. Background screening is done through NCSI and takes an average of 10 - 14 business days to be completed. 

** On-Ice Volunteers are not an official rostered member of the staff **

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