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Coaches' Corner


What Do I Need To Do To Coach?

Coaching Registration and Certification Requirements:
  • Register with USA Hockey - Annually
  • Register online with MYHA - Annually
  • Complete the MN Hockey Background Screening - Every 2 years
  • Have a current Coaching Education Program (CEP) Certification or register for and attend a course by 12/31
  • Complete the Online Age Specific Module for every level that you would like to coach. 
  • Complete SafeSport Training - Every 2 years
  • Complete Concussion Training - Every 2 years
  • Complete and submit the Concussion Training Certification Form - Every 2 years after completing concussion training

Links to complete each registration and certification step are listed below.

*Coaching Reimbursement: MYHA will reimburse each registered and rostered coach $90.00 for expenses after the first of the year. 

If you have any questions about your coaching requirements, please email Mikalynn Hauer for assistance. 

Step One - Registration with USA Hockey - Annually

Use this link to Register with USA Hockey and start the process:  


Step Two - Register with MYHA Hockey - Annually

Complete the online coaching application linked below.

https://mahtomedihockey.sportngin.com/register/form/449619083

Step Three - Complete the Online MN Hockey Screening Form - Every 2 Years

This must be complete before a coach is allowed to be rostered and step on the ice. Please forward the confirmation e-mail from MN Hockey to Kevin Suoja kevin@ion4group.com or mail to MYHA Attn: Kevin Suoja PO Box 604  Willernie, MN 55090

Step Four - Check Your USA Hockey CEP Certification Level and Status

All Coaches must have a current CEP status. If your CEP is expired or is expiring this year, you must register for and attend a CEP session by Dec. 31, 2018.

CEP Levels and Skater Age Levels are no longer linked. All coaches must enter USA Hockey's CEP Program at Level 1 and must continue their education with a coaching clinic every year until they reach Level 3. Level 3 certification is good for 2 years. If a coach has an expiring Level 3 certification, he or she may take an online recertification track 1, which is also good for 2 years. When a coach's Level 3 Track 1 expires, he or she may take the online Level 2 recertification (which is also good for 2 years) or move on to Level 4. Level 4 CEP Certifications are offered in March, and do not expire.

Exception: Mite/U6/U8 coaches only need a Level 1 certification even if it has expired.

USA Hockey Coaching Certification List

Check your coaching certification level and expiration information with USA Hockey! You must be current to coach in the coming season!

Step Five - Register and Attend the Appropriate CEP Certification Session - Must Be Completed by 12/31

Multiple sessions in Oct and Nov are listed for various coaching levels.  Please ensure you know which level you need to attend and sign up now to avoid longer drives for sessions. 

CEP Classes at various locations

Link to CEP Classes in various locations: Links will be updated as classes become available

Step Six - Complete an Age Specific Module for Each Age Level You Plan to Coach

MODULES MUST BE DONE BEFORE YOU CAN STEP ON THE ICE.  Modules must be completed before the season starts.

You are required to complete a separate module for each age level (Mite/U8, Squirt/U10, PeeWee/U12, etc.) you plan to coach.

These modules are approximately 5-6 hrs in length and you can pause or exit and resume in the spot you left off at.

MYHA must and will take a hard stance on ceritification and age specific module completion for coaches going forward.  We cannot accept the risk exposure of not being under the USA Hokcey umbrella for insurance purposes. Thanks for your understanding, patience, and time to complete these sessions.

Link to Age Specific Modules

Links to Register are now available!!!

Step Seven - Safe Sport Training - Every 2 Years

SafeSport Training must be completed before you step on the ice and is valid for two seasons. If you completed last season, you do NOT need to complete this season.

If you need to complete or re-new your SafeSport Training, click the below link.

This requirement must be completed before you can be placed on a team's roster.

There are 3 courses included in the SafeSport Training. Please make sure to complete all three. You will get a completion certificate for each course, along with a final completion certificate for the whole course.

Save a copy of your final completion certificate and then email a copy of the it to Kevin Suoja kevin@ion4group.com

Safe Sport Registration

Safe Sport Training Required for all coaches and is valid for 2 seasons.

Step Eight - Concussion Training - Every 2 Years

MN Law requires that all coaches must complete concussion training every other year before the season begins. Here is a link to a free course:

http://nfhslearn.com/?courseID=15000

a)       Go to “click course”

b)       Scroll to “Concussion in Sports”

c)       Sign in and register for the course (even though you need to login and register this course is free)

d)       Take the course

e)       After passing the course a pdf certificate will be sent to you

            f)       Save a copy of your certificate and then email a copy of the certificate to: kevin@ion4group.com

If you have completed any other concussion training course for another sport within this calendar year, that will satisfy the requirement. You just have to email that completion certificate to kevin@ion4group.com

 

Also, if you have completed an Online Age Module for any level this year, that will satisfy the concussion training requirement. 

 

 

Step Nine - Coach Concussion Certification Form - Every Other Year With Concussion Training

Please fill out the Coach Concussion Certificate and email to Kevin Suoja, kevin@ion4group.com. This must be completed and submitted before the season begins. 

Mandatory D2 Coach & Manager Meetings 2018

The mandatory coach & manager meetings for the Following teams (Bantam / PW / U12 (AA, A, B & B2)

2018 - 2019 season will be held from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October TBD 6:30-8:30pm
  • All meetings will be held at the following location:

WBL Central Middle School Auditorium
4857 Bloom Ave
White Bear Lake, MN  55110