WYH Travel Hockey Coaching Requirements

USA Hockey Registration

You must Register as a Coach with USA Hockey:

https://membership.usahockey.com/ 

Upon completion – email a copy of your confirmation number to Lisa Wise at wyhbilling@gmail.com and Brian Fleming at bfleming.3179@comcast.net and copy Brendan Campbell at  wyh_inhouse@outlook.com 

USA Hockey Background screening

http://usahockey.com/backgroundscreen

Massachusetts law requires this EVERY year. At the beginning of the season, they are experience a large backlog, so get this done as soon as possible as it may take up to two weeks to process this. 

SafeSport Training

https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

This needs to be completed EVERY season. Once you have registered with USA Hockey complete SafeSport. Upon completion – email a copy of your completed certificate to Lisa Wise at wyhbilling@gmail.com

COMPLETE A USA HOCKEY CEP CLINIC

If you will be coaching a travel team in any capacity, you must attend a Coaching Education program (CEP) EVERY YEAR BY JANUARY 1ST.

"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 4.

Coaches of only 8 and Under players should remain at Level 1 until such time as they are coaching any older age level of play. 

A coach may attend only one (1) certification clinic per year. 

Once Level 4 is achieved, coaches will need to complete 5 credit hours of continuing education within each subsequent three-year period"

https://coursesearch.usahockey.com.

Please note: You do NOT have to take a clinic in Massachusetts. This means that if there are virtual or in-person options available in other states, you may register for them. 

COMPLETE AGE-SPECIFIC ONLINE MODULE

All coaches must complete their online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play they will be coaching. This must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities. A coach cannot be added to a roster unless this is completed.

https://www.usahockey.com/agespecificmodules

Mandatory Requirements:

  1. Register with USA Hockey
  2. Complete Background Screening
  3. Complete SafeSport Training
  4. Complete Your Annual USA Hockey CEP Clinic
  5. Complete Your Age-Specific Online Module


Waltham Youth Hockey will reimburse any coach in our program for the costs of their coaching education requirements


Any coach who does not complete these requirements in a timely manner will be red-lined by USA Hockey and cannot participate in team activities.

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