The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to the Ohio Flames. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of the Ohio Flames programs.
USA Hockey and the Ohio Flames 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. 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.
USA Hockey and the Ohio Flames have ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct.
SafeSport Policies address these critical issues:
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Bullying, Threats and Harassment
The Ohio Flames SafeSport Policies address areas where misconduct can occur and are intended to reduce the risk of potential abuse, click on the links below for each policy.
Families are required to review the policies and report any violations to the Ohio Flames SafeSport Coordinator Tanya Langermeier. Tanya can be reached answer questions and report violations at:
More information about the USA Hockey SafeSport program and links to direct reporting of violations can be acessed using this link: USA Hockey SafeSport
The complete SafeSport Handbook is available here: SafeSport Handbook