WYH Travel Hockey Coaching Requirements
USA Hockey Registration
USA Hockey Background screening
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.
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"
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.
- Register with USA Hockey
- Complete Background Screening
- Complete SafeSport Training
- Complete Your Annual USA Hockey CEP Clinic
- 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.