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The American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) has instituted background screening checks on all adult senior coaches and all adult team volunteers, such as team manager, financial manager, events manager, equipment manager, administrator, etc.).  Background checks will be required every THREE years. This is a change from previous announcements on the timing of the background checks which was initially for a two year period.

This measure is being undertaken to protect all the team officers, volunteers and adult coaches for any team participating under the ASHA umbrella.  If you have any question about this background screening policy, please contact Mike Hickey, President of ASHA, at mhickey@specialhockey.org.

Adjudication/Screening Criteria for the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) is contained in the link in this sentence and as a lower level menu item under About, Background Screening Checks.  Please review before you attempt to submit a background screening application so that you are fully aware of the background screening check that will be done once you submit a background screening application.

You may apply and pay for a background check by going to the following website:  application form for an ASHA Background Screening Check.  The link is contained in this sentence and as a lowever level menu item under About, Background Screening Checks.  You must submit the application online and pay for the application by credit card.  Each ASHA team will determine whether the cost of the background screening is reimbursable.  This link is for all ASHA coaches and volunteers EXCEPT FOR COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS FOR PENNSYLVANIA-BASED TEAMS.

BEGINNING IN JULY 2015, IF YOU ARE A COACH OR VOLUNTEER FOR A PENNSYLVANIA-BASED TEAM, YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK AND OTHER PENNSYLVANIA REQUIREMENTS BY CLICKING THE APPLICATION FORM FOR A PENNSYLANIA ASHA BACKGROUND SCREENING CHECK.  THIS CHECK IS FOR PENNSYLVANIA COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS ONLY.

Background screening is required for all adult senior coaches and all adult team volunteers.