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Cleared Background Screening List

Information on Background Checks

Background:   In June 2010, the USA Hockey Board of Directors with a nearly unanimous vote adopted a policy mandating locker room monitoring for all USA Hockey youth teams, including teams of all USA Hockey affiliates.  The rule simply provides that teams “…have at least one responsible adult present directly monitoring the locker room during all team events….”   USA Hockey 2010-11 Annual Guide, p. 35.  

Background checks are good for 2 years; if you were screened after April 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 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 in order to participate in the upcoming season.

To Complete your Background Screening for Off-Ice Volunteers:

  • USA Number: When filling out the background screening form it will ask you for a USA Confirmation #.  Register as a volunteer through USA Hockey first (at no cost) - select Ice Manager/Volunteer - and complete the questions starting at the following link:
  • Background Screening: Now you can complete the background screening form from the Minnesota Hockey site at the following link:  Please note that MN Hockey is charging a $30 fee for the background screening which will not be reimbursed by OMGHA.
  • Send Confirmation: The background screening process generally takes 5-10 business days to complete. Please log in to and click on the “Check Your Background Screening Status” link. Check this site until your status indicates COMPLETED. Please forward the RESULTS to Suzy Lempe at

The spreadsheet below is the list of cleared off-ice volunteers.  Volunteers who have not sent confirmations to will not be on the list.