AAHA BACKGROUND SCREENING IN ACCORDANCE WITH USA HOCKEY SCREENING POLICY
Effective July 16, 2012, the AAHA Board of Directors passed a new Background Screening Policy bringing the Arizona Affiliate in compliance with the new USAH SafeSport Program Handbook, Section III – Screening and Background Check Program.
The changes brought the Background Screening to a TWO (2) year renewal period, a change from the previous three (3) year review. Therefore, if your previous screening was completed in 2013 or earlier you are required to renew your application for an updated background review. The web site has been updated on the individual ‘Letter’ tabs to reflect the “new” year the background screening will ‘expire’. All background screenings expire on December 31 of the year noted next to the name.
It is especially important to note that the new policy, as outlined by the USAH SafeSport Program, requires that the Background Screening be completed BEFORE you begin working in/with your assigned or hired position with the Member Association. This is a change from the previous 30 Day ‘window’ after accepting the position with the Member Association.
All coaches (head and assistants), Managers, Official's, Board Members, Program Administrators, Team Drivers, Travel Chaperones, Referee's and other individuals who have routine access to children (anyone under the age of majority ), as well as Officials for Adult games, must consent to be screened through Protect Youth Sports and complete the screening process every second (2nd) year. If you are age 18 or older, and meet one of the mentioned positions, you will be required to comply with the background screening process prior to participating in any AAHA/USAH events/games/practices/officiating or other activities.
ALL persons needing the Background Screening are required to register with USA Hockey and provide their USAH Registration Number at the time of submitting their Background Application.
Any member found to be in violation of this policy will be immediately suspended from all USAH activity and may be reinstated 30 Days after the completion and clearance of the Screening process.
To access the list of 'cleared' applicants, make sure you have "clicked" on the Background Screening TAB at the top of this page - doing so will display the 'LETTER TABS' to the left of this message.
Click on the "Letter Tab" to the left to search for the person (Last Name), year the screening will expire and the association the person was affiliated with when 'cleared'. If the name you are searching for is not listed, they have not yet been screened nor approved for any AAHA activities.
To complete your Background Screening process, click the Link Below to access the Online application (no cost to you):
https://opportunities.averity.com/azamateurhockey (Protect Youth Sports)
Things you will need to complete the application: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, Birth date, SS number, Driver License number, USA Hockey Registration number (Everyone must register with USAH, either as a Coach, Official or Volunteer).
NOTE: LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT PARTICPATION IN THEIR PROGRAMS REGARDLESS OF COMPLETION AND APPROVAL OF THE SCREENING PROCESS.
Questions, contact the AAHA Background Screening Coordinator at: AAHABackground@gmail.com