Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey has a member who is responsible for risk management in our Association. Risk management includes the safety and protection aspect of all players, coaches & officials. Risk management is an ongoing process, not a one-time activity. Each Association, team, or league must ensure that the overall opeations and planning process of the organization include an active risk management and safety program.
In the event of an injury, an Injury Report must be filled out within 90 days of the accident in order to make a claim. No matter the seriousness of the injury, always complete and submit an Injury Report. The Injury Report Form must include any original receipts and invoices. The injury report for JdFMHA should be submitted to the Risk Manager (name & contact info under Executive page). The Risk Manager will submit it to BC Hockey.
Team Safety Person
All minor hockey teams in Canada must have a Safety Person. The emphasis of this program is on injury prevention and safety through risk management and education. Safety people will be provided information for risk management, safety tools and information to allow them to implement effective injury prevention and risk management programs where safety is the first priority at all times. This will be accomplished by every team having a qualified Safety Person at all hockey-related activities, both on and off the ice, who will be focused on the safety and well being of the players. The Safety Person must be indicated on all game sheets.
The Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP) Clinic is an 7 hour risk manager and safety program, which utilizes a proactive, preventative, common sense approach to keeping our children safe. Team player safety is the first priority at all times, both on and off the ice. The HCSP must assume a leadership role in promoting the values of safety, fair play and integrity. The HCSP must be re-certified every 3 years.
Respect in Sport
Certification through Respect In Sport will be the equivalent to certification received when taking a SpeakOut! course. The Respect in Sport course must be recertified every four years.
RiS is an on-line training course for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport. The on-line course curriculum is broken into six (6), 30 minute modules hours to complete and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes and printable handouts. Another beneficial feature of the program is that it does not need to be done all at once, it can be completed at your leisure.
1. Time Commitment – The course will take an estimated 2.5 hours with the delegate’s HCR SpeakOut! accreditation updated immediately upon completion.
2. Availability / Access – The course is accessible over the internet therefore the delegates dictate when and where they take the course. They can also complete the course at their own speed.
3. Flexibility – Delegates can access the Respect in Sport on-line course at any time (by way of user name and password) therefore are able to complete one module at a time.
4. E-Learning Platform – This is an introduction to the capabilities of training delegates with online tools and resources. The course contains many handouts which remain accessible after the course is complete. If a paper copy of any of the documents or the accreditation certificate is required it can be printed from the site.
5. Not Sport Specific –Respect in Sport is not specific to any sport. However the learning principals within are common to anyone acting as a sport leader. The consensus is that many of our volunteers coach/assist in other sports. The need to educate our sport leaders is of significant importance, however this allows for some reduction in the duplication of information.
Criminal Record Check
Volunteers must undergo a criminal record check by December 31, ie - coaches, managers, & safety persons. Volunteers are exempt from the $50.00 criminal record check fee but must follow the directions here. Record checks are now processed online and sent directly to the association's Risk Manager. For any questions on this process, please contact the JDFMHA Risk Manager.
The Four R's
1. Respect for all players, especially yourself
2. Read the concussion card
3. Recognize the symptoms of concussion
4. React to it
Prevention for Players
-Respect all players, coaches and officials.
-Make sure your hockey helmet fits and is fastened properly.
-Be aware - play heads-up hockey.
-Wear a properly fitted mouth guard.
-Always use correct bodychecking techniques and never hit another
player from behind or in the head.
ALERT - Repeat concussions can severely affect one's lifestyle. It is a Hockey Canada Policy not to send a player back on the ice unless that player has fully recovered.
STOP (Safety Towards Other Players)
Players' helmets have to have the CSA sticker attached or it is not considered CSA approved and could invalidate your insurance should you need it. There are to be absolutely no stickers on players' helmets as again this could invalidate your insurance should you need it.
Information Guide to Hockey Canada's Risk Management & National Insurance Program
Hockey has constructed a National Insurance Program to provide financial resources to help deal with the cost of risks which confront organized hockey - PDF