Certification Required

Coach Requirements 2018-2019

Deadline for all requirements is December 15th, 2018

All coaches, managers, and volunteers require Respect in Sport (online course) or Speak Out!

All coaches, managers, and volunteers over the age of 18 require a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.

Any new minor hockey player will need to have one (1) parent complete the online Respect in Sport Parent Program. The link to this course can be found at www.hnb.ca

Each team must have a Hockey Canada Safety Person. The link to the online HCSP course can be accessed through the Hockey University tab at www.hnb.ca

All volunteers under the age of 16, as of December 31st, 2018, who are currently registered on a minor hockey or high school hockey team do not require any coach certifications. These volunteers must wear a helmet with full face shield when volunteering with minor hockey teams.

Required Coaching Courses:

IP and Novice: (Head Coach and Assistant Coaches)

Coach Level 1

Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget (C,B,A,AA): (Head Coach and Assistant Coaches)

HU-Online Coach 1/2

Coach Level 2

Pee Wee AAA, Bantam AAA Minor: (Head Coach and Assistant Coaches)

Development 1

Major Midget and Bantam Major

Head Coach must be High Performance 1 Certified

Assistant Coaches require a minimum of Development 1

Junior A:

Head Coach must be High Performance 1 Certified

Assistant Coaches require a minimum of Coach Level 2

Junior B and C:

All coaches must have Coach Level 2

Definitions:

Coach or Assistant Coach

  • A person who is both on the bench during games and is on the ice during practices.

 Trainer

  • A person who is on the bench during the games to attend to any injuries. This person is on the bench or in the rink during practices as well - but does not go on the ice at all to help with any practices.

 Manager

  • A person who assists with booking ice time, submitting tournament applications, making travel plans, coordinates team budget and acts as a liaison between coaches and parents. This person is permitted to be on the bench during games but does not go on the ice to assist with practices.

On ice volunteer

  • A person who is on the ice during practice to help set up stations and aid in efficient delivery of practice. This person may help move coaching tools, pucks, or players, between stations and drills throughout the practice. On ice volunteers are permitted in the Initiation and Novice divisions. In Atom Peewee, Bantam and Midget, on ice volunteers are only permitted if the team already has a Head Coach and two Assistant Coaches on their roster. On Ice volunteers are not permitted to be on the bench during games.

For more information or any questions, please contact,

Matt Vautour
Coordinator, Technical Programs
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