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We're a non-profit, volunteer-run organization with one goal: to get your kids on the ice and having fun. The BBYHA ice hockey program serves the city of Bloomington and the surrounding counties of Monroe, Morgan, Lawrence, Owen, and Greene.
We offer directly or partner to offer several hockey experiences:
We provide an equal opportunity for all children to play hockey in a competitive, organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches, with the goal of developing athletic skills, a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play.
Our teams' successes in competitive play come from the community they build in fun, active practices that emphasize team building.
USA Hockey is concerned with locker room activities between minor players, locker room activities between minor players and adult players, adults being alone with individual minor players in locker rooms, and non-official or non-related adults having unsupervised access to minor participants at sanctioned team events.
It is the policy of USA Hockey and USA Hockey InLine that all affiliates, districts, leagues and local hockey programs have at least one responsible adult directly monitoring the locker room during all team events to ensure that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room and to supervise the conduct in the locker room. Any individual meetings between a minor participant and a coach in a locker room shall require a responsible adult be with the coach.
Further, responsible adults must personally monitor the locker room environment at all times while participants are present and also make sure the locker room is appropriately secured during times when minor participants are on the ice.
All responsible adults serving as locker room monitors should be gender correct and the co-ed locker room policy must be followed as described in the current USA Hockey Annual Guide. Monitors must be screened and meet all USA Hockey screening standards.
The USA Hockey Annual Guide can be downloaded below. Information on screening standards and the co-ed locker room policy can be found on page 35.
A significant portion of USA Hockey participation involves overnight travel for youth teams to games and
tournaments. Minor players are most vulnerable to abuse or misconduct during travel, particularly
overnight stays. This includes a greater risk of player to player misconduct. During travel, players may
be away from their families and support networks, and the setting – unfamiliar locker rooms,
automobiles, and hotel rooms – is less structured and less familiar.
A travel policy provides guidelines
so that care is taken to minimize one-on-one interactions between minors and adults while traveling.
Further, the policy directs how minor players will be supervised between and during travel to and from
practice and games. Adherence to travel policies helps to reduce the opportunities for misconduct.
USA Hockey requires that all local programs have travel policies applicable to their youth teams and to
provide the policies to all players, parents, coaches and other adults that are travelling with the team.