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Coach, Manager & Locker Room Credentials

Team Staff must complete all required training, certifications and screenings to be rostered.  

ONLY coaches who are listed on the approved USA Hockey roster may participate in practices on the ice or be on the bench during games.  

Managers and Locker Room Attendants may not serve as on ice or on bench coaches unless they are rostered as coaches in addition to their manager duties.   
 
If you have a parent who wants to be on the bench or on the ice they must register with USA Hockey as a coach, complete the background check, complete safesport and complete the age based modules as outlined here and within these pages.  Anyone who has not completed these items is not allowed on the ice or the bench in any capacity.   D4 suspended 4 head coaches last season because they allowed non-registered parents/coaches on the bench or ice.  Please forward this to anyone you will have practicing on the ice with the team or working a door/coaching on the bench during a game.

Below are the links and info for the credentials: 

Please start on your coaching credentials early to ensure that the team rostering process goes smoothly and quickly!!

If you have coached in the past, here are 5 Steps to verify your coaching credentials

  1. Visit https://courses.usahockey.com/public/
  2. Log in
  3. Click on "My Profile" under the USA Hockey logo, upper left
  4. Click on "Coaching Information"
  5. Update anything missing asap!

If you are not sure what you need, please send your USA hockey # for the upcoming season to office@kvhockey.org

If you are a new coach, or it has been over two seasons since you have coached, you will have to complete everything listed

Locker Room Monitors and Team Managers only need to register with USA Hockey as a volunteer, watch the safesport training and submit a background screening.  

 

Below are all of the links to the coaching credentials.  With the exception of the Coaches Education Program, all credetials must be completed before the season begins and your team can be rostered. 

USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION -  https://membership.usahockey.com/

  • $51 fee
  • Must register every season
  • Confirmation # must be sent to office@kvhockey.org

Please use your full legal name when registering with USA hockey so that your coaching education (clinics and modules), safe sport and background screening show in their record.  Example if history is  Michael Smith  and new registration is Mike Smith the system will create a new record and not connect previous educationand compliance.  

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING - https://www.usahockey.com/backgroundscreen

  • $30 fee
  • Valid for two seasons (if you submitted last season, you will not have to complete this year)

 

SAFESPORT ONLINE MODULES | SAFETY, BULLYING AND HARASSMENT https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

  • Completed by watching video segments and answering questions online
  • Core training - 60-90 minutes
  • Refresher Training - 20-30 minutes
  • Free of charge
  • Players who will turn 18 during the season are also required to take the safesport training

 
AGE SPECIFIC MODULES FOR HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES  - https://learning.usahockey.com/

  • You only need to take the module for the age level you are coaching
  • $10-$12 for each online age module
  • Takes about 2-3 hours to complete each age module
  •  Effective for the 2021-2022 season The new age modules will be 8 & Under, 12 & Under and 13 & Over  

If a coach already has a 10U module and coaching a 10U team they would not need to take the new 12&Under module.  However, if  they are coaching a 12U team and did not have the 12U module then they would need to take the new 12&Under module and the 10U and  12U modules are now combined in one.  

 

 COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM (CEP) FOR HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES - https://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics

MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 31st OF EACH SEASON

  • Begin with Level one* and complete one level each season through Level 4
  • In-person and Virtual clinics are available
  • Level 1, 2, and 3 attend a live 6-8 hour clinic in Michigan or virtual clinic anywhere online
  • Level 4 is a two-day in-person or online clinic 
  •  Sign up early to choose a location close to you.  
  • A coach may attend only one clinic per season.

*Coaches may remain a level one CEP as long as you are coaching at the Mini Mite or Mite levels, once you start coaching squirt (10U) or older, you must take the Level 2.  

Effective in the 2021-22 season, coaching certification at Levels 4 and 5 is valid for three (3) seasons, as indicated by the expiration date. Before the expiration of their level, coaches must accumulate 5 credit hours of continuing education by either taking Level 5, or by attending other USA Hockey continuing education clinics. The USA Hockey clinic listings will indicate all continuing education offerings and the credit value of each.