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Coaching CEP Requirements

Coach Registration/Rostering Requirements:

USA Hockey:

  • Annual registration with USA Hockey.
  • USA Hockey Safesport Training must be completed.  Refresher course must be taken every two (2) years.
  • USA Hockey Age Appropriate Modules must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities.  Rosters will not be approved until all coaches have completed the appropriate training.
  • Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic
    • All coaches must have the required certification level by January 1 of the current season.

      (a) All coaches must enter USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program at Level 1, and must continue their education with a coaching clinic each year until, at a minimum, they achieve Level 3. EXCEPTION: Coaches of 8U or younger players may remain at Level 1 or their current level. A coach may attend only one (1) certification clinic per year (not including age-specific requirements). Coaches who do not coach in continuous years must re-enter the program at the next level when they resume coaching responsibilities. Once Level 3 is achieved, periodic renewal [as outlined in Paragraph (c) below] is required for coaches who have not achieved Level 4. Coaches of national tournament bound teams (Tier I 14U, 16U and 18/19U and Tier II 16U and 18/19U) must complete Level 4 in their fourth season of coaching. Coaches who attain Level 4 certification are not required to attend any further certification clinics but must adhere to the age-specific requirement as outlined in Paragraph (b) below.

      (b) In addition to the training in paragraph (a) above, coaches must also complete online age-specific training modules specific to the level of play they are coaching, if they have not already taken that module. This requirement applies to all coaches at all levels, 1 through 5. Coaches may complete more than one age-specific module in any given season.

      (c) Coaching certification at Level 3 is valid for two (2) seasons, as indicated by the expiration date. 

      A coach whose Level 3 is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 1 curriculum or they may move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 1 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons. 

      A coach whose Track 1 Level 3 recertification is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 2 curriculum or move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 2 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons.

      Coaches whose Track 2 Level 3 Recertification is due to expire must attend a Level 4 clinic prior to the expiration of their Level 3 Recertification.

      Coaches must complete the online recertification program in order to recertify their Level 3 certifications. Attending a clinic or workshop is no longer valid for recertifying any certification level.

    • http://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics

MAHA

APHA

 

***APHA will reimburse up to 4 individuals per season per team for any cost associated with becoming properly educated and certified***