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ICH Volunteer Policy

Iowa City-Coralville Hockey Association is an organization run by its volunteers including Board Members, coaches, coordinators, tournament volunteers, and many others. Volunteers are absolutely essential to maintaining and growing ICH. Players reap the rewards of an exceptional hockey program by playing with ICH. As such, the more volunteers ICH has, the better the organization becomes, so let’s keep things equitable and have the entire membership contribute. 

Minimum Volunteer Hour Expectations

  • 6U & 8U players - 6 hours per season
  • 10U/12U/14U/16U House League players - 4 hours per season
  • 10U/12U/14U/16U Travel team players - 10 hours per season

This policy is for a minimum of required hours for the season. The hours listed above may be adjusted as needed to distribute hours equally among families. Families with more than one player may complete 50% of the younger players hours.  For example, a family with both a 10U travel player and a 6U player would require 13 hours. Coaches (who must be USA certified), ICH board members, Web administrator, Team Managers, Coaching Director, and Tournament Directors are excused from the volunteer requirements as it is assumed they will put in more than the required hours.

Hours may be tracked by the team's manager using Sign Up Genius. Families will be updated of remaining hours at the beginning of February. ICH will notify you if your obligation has not been met by the end of the season. Unmet hours will be billed at a rate of $20/hr.

Our goal us to provide many opportunities to complete the required hours. Volunteer services include but are not limited to: locker room monitoring, set up/take down of ice dividers and equipment, home game and tournament volunteering, such as clock, score sheet, penalty box, and other approved services that benefit ICH.

Any home tournaments may add additional hours to the totals above, to be determined by the number of players in the age group divided equally by the number of hours required to host a tournament.


Volunteer Registration, Consent to Screen & SafeSport Training

All volunteers are required to register with USA Hockey for the current season and complete SafeSport online training. Some volunteers will also need to complete an annual background check.  

SafeSport training must be completed prior to the season start and before any on-ice or off-ice contact with players.  

​Steps for registration/screening/training:

  1. Register as a Volunteer or Coach with USA Hockey.
     
  2. If you did not include it with your player's Parent/Guardian information during registration, send your USA Hockey registration confirmation number to the ICH Registrar at registrar@iowacityhockey.com.  Include your name and your player's team name (Mite, Squirt, etc.). 
     
  3. Complete SafeSport online training - see link to the right.
     
  4. If a background check is necessary, you will receive an email requesting consent to screen.  If you receive a consent to screen email, complete the consent to screen process.  If you do not receive a consent to screen email, no background check is necessary for your volunteer duties.