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Online Coaching Education Opportunities

By Reprint from USAH Email 04/03/2020, 3:30pm EDT

Stuck At Home; Consider Getting Ahead on Required USAH Training for the 2020-21 Season

Reading and learning are great ways to pass these difficult times. Right now coaches can gain knowledge by completing their Online Modules and Online Level 3 Re-Certification (for those who are eligible) and get a head start on the upcoming season. You can also go online to complete your USA Hockey Member Registration for the 2020-21 season.

Click here to go to Online Age Modules

Click here to go to the Online Level 3 Re-Certification

Click here for 2020-21 Membership Registration

USA Hockey Announces National Background Screening Program

By By USA Hockey, 04/02/20, 12:00PM MDT 04/02/2020, 2:00pm EDT

Guidlies Affecting CSYHA For The Coming Season

In order to comply with new requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), USA Hockey will be implementing a national level background screening program. This program will replace all USAH Affiliate coordinated background screen programs.

Why must officials be screened?
Per USA Hockey and USOPC policy, all coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, billets and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, minor athletes are required to submit a background screen before any contact with minor athletes.

Who is required to be screened?
Officials who are 18 years-old (or older) prior to June 1 of the current year.

Any official, 18 years-old (or older) without a completed valid background screen (national or USAH Affiliate coordinated) after April 1, 2019.

All national background screens are valid for two seasons, and starting on June 1, 2020 a national background screen must be completed and in good standing before receiving an officiating card and crest.

What are the timelines for launching the national background screen program?
Beginning on April 1, 2020, background screening will be conducted by our national background screen vendor, National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), and information on background screening will be included following your registration.

As of March 22, 2020, applicants will no longer be able to submit new USA Hockey background screens through USAH Affiliate vendors, and will not be able to submit new screens through NCSI until April 1, 2020.

If you were screened after April 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 season, your screen is valid for the 2020-21 season, and you will not need to be screened under the new system until prior to the 2021-22 season. If your most recent screen is from prior to April 1, 2019, you will need to be screened under the new system, after April 1, 2020, in order to participate in the upcoming season.

All new screens submitted through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020 will be valid for two seasons.  For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2020 will be valid through the end of the 2021-22 season, which is August 31, 2022.

How can members complete their required background screen?
A link to submit for screening will be included in your membership registration confirmation email and posted in the drop-down menu under the OFFICIALS tab at

Background screens through NCSI under the national program will cost $30 for all domestic screens. For international screens (members who have lived outside of the U.S. for six consecutive months in any one county during the past 7 years) the flat rate fee is $150. If that country is solely Canada, the flat rate fee is $75.

Where can members go with questions about the national background screen program?
Please refer to the USA Hockey Background Screen webpage at

CSYHA Board Looking to Meet via Teleconference

By CSYHA Board 03/23/2020, 4:15pm EDT

CSYHA Board Working Amid COVID-19 Situation

Although many institutions are organizations are shut down in the current situation the CSYHA board is exploring options to meet for our normal board meetings (next schedules for 3/25/2020) using virtual options.

Should any of our community have questions, concerns, or issues they would like to bring to our attention please email them to our secretary at and we will discuss at our next scheduled meeting.  Should everything go well in our first virtual meeting we will explore adding others in the future should members or visitors feel the need or desire to join remotely.  

Thanks for all of the support to our program and please know that we are continuing to work behind the scenes to make sure we are ready to go for the 2020-21 season as soon as we get permission to get back in the IcePlex.

Thank you,