Non-Compliance by a Local Program

In the event of material non-compliance by a Member Program of the Safe Sport Program policies or requirements, the applicable Affiliate shall be responsible for issuing appropriate sanctions against that Member Program or administrators or coaches responsible for the non-compliance. Initially, it is expected that a single incident of non-compliance would be addressed through a written warning to the Member Program, administrator or coach, and subsequent incidents would result in more significant sanctions, which may include fines to a program, and/or temporary or permanent suspension of a Member Program, team, administrator or coach from USA Hockey activities. Notwithstanding the above, a single egregious incident may result in the initial sanctions being more serious than might be imposed under other circumstances. Such sanctions shall be in the Affiliate’s sole discretion, but shall be subject to the Member Program’s or person’s rights under USA Hockey Bylaw 10.