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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 - Annually
  • 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

Please click on the word "Register" below to register as a coach with MYHA: 

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 results e-mail from MN Hockey to or mail to MYHA Attn: Jesse Sampair PO Box 604  Willernie, MN 55090

A "clear" screening result is good for two seasons.

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, 2020.

General CEP Information: 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 for the 2020-21 season. When a coach's Level 3 or Level 3 Recertifcation expires, he or she will need to move on to Level 4. After 2020-21 Level 4 will be good for 2 years, and will need to be recertified every other year. 

Mite 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

These courses fill up fast! Please ensure you know which level you need to attend.

New for the 2020-21 Season: USA Hockey has announced that they will be offering virtual CEP Classes this year instead of in person classes until it is safe to host large group gatherings. This is a great way to get your CEP renewed before the season starts. Please note: You may take a virtual CEP Course that is the level that you need from ANY state. You do not have to only take a course from MN. 

USA Hockey is also offering a new temporary coaching card until 12/31/20 for those who cannot complete the virtual CEP classes. Here is a link for more information on both of those offerings:

Please just email your completion certificate to when you are done. 


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


You are required to complete a separate module for each age level (Mite/8 & Under, Squirt/10 & Under, PeeWee/12 & Under, Bantam/ 14 & Under, etc.) that 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 certification and age specific module completion for coaches.  We cannot accept the risk exposure of not being under the USA Hockey 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 - Annually

SafeSport Training must be completed before you step on the ice and is valid for one season.  

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 initial SafeSport Training. Please make sure to complete all three. If you already did SafeSport training during the 2019-20 season, then you will just need to complete the "Refresher" course this season. There will be 3 refresher courses before you are required to take the full course again. 

Please save a copy of your final completion certificate and then email a copy of the it to

Safe Sport Registration

Safe Sport Training required for all coaches and must be done annually.

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:

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:

If you have completed any other concussion training course for another sport within this calendar year, that will satisfy the requirement. Also, if you have completed an Online Age Module for any level this year, that will satisfy the concussion training requirement. You just have to email that completion certificate to

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

Please fill out the Coach Concussion Certificate and email to This must be completed and submitted before the season begins. 


If you would like to apply to be a head coach, please fill out the application below and email it to 

Please note: You must also register online with MYHA. See Step 2 above. 

Mandatory D2 Coach & Manager Meetings 2019

The Mandatory Coaches and Managers meetings for the 2019-2020 season are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 22nd (6:30PM)
    • Bantam AA/A/B1/B2
    • Pee Wee AA/A/B1/B2
    • 12UA/12UB1/12UB2
  • Wednesday, November 6th (6:30PM)
    • Bantam and Pee Wee C
    • Squirt A/B1/B2/C
    • 15UA & 15UB
    • 10UA & 10UB
  • Wednesday, December 4th (6:30PM)
    • All Mites
    • All 8U

All meetings will be held at the following location:

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