It is the goal of BHB to have everyone take on the responsibilities of helping all kids and players. We would like, and require, people with any contact with any player to have gone through the SafeSport training. This is to ensure all players are safe and well cared for.
The safety of our participants is of paramount importance to Bismarck Hockey. USA Hockey’s SafeSport is our organization's program for creating the safest possible environment for participation in hockey. As an affiliate of USA Hockey, the Bismarck Hockey Boosters fully supports and adopts the USA Hockey SafeSport Program and will administrate and enforcement the policies and provision set forth in the USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook. The SafeSport Program supersedes any other code of conduct or zero tolerance policies published by Bismarck Hockey.
USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players and other participants. These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators. The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
By participating in the Bismarck Hockey Boosters program, you are fully agreeing to the policies, provisions and procedures contained within the USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook.
In response to allegations of abuse or misconduct, the USA Hockey Bylaws that are applicable to suspensions and disciplinary proceedings shall apply. Those bylaws are found in Bylaw 10 of the USA Hockey Annual Guide. Bylaw 10 provides for a disciplinary process that must be followed in connection with suspension or other discipline of an individual, team, organization or others within the jurisdiction of USA Hockey. By following the procedures of Bylaw 10, Bismarck Hockey Boosters can provide a fair and reasonable process for handling reports of abuse by members.