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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.   

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

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

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

USA HOCKEY COACHING CREDENTIALS

With the exception of the Coaches Education Program, all credentials must be completed before the season begins and your team can be rostered. 

NOTE REGARDING SPRING SEASON for NEW COACHES
 USA Hockey registration for the upcoming Fall/Winter season opens on April 1 every year.  It is recommended that you wait until April 1st to register and complete your requirements

 

USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION 

 
The USA Hockey registration fee has changed for this season!
2016 & Younger $15
2014-2015 $50
2013-2010 - $61
2009-2004 $70
2003 & Older, including coaches $46
Must register every new hockey season, registration opens April 1st
Fall USA Hockey number works for the spring season but the previous seasons USA hockey #s expire August 31 every year   
USA Hockey 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 legal name is Michael Smith and new registration is created for Mike Smith, the system will create a new record and not connect 
previous education or screenings.

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING 

 https://www.usahockey.com/backgroundscreen

Must be completed prior to the start of the current season
$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

Must be completed prior to the start of the current season
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 anytime during the season are also required to take the safesport training
 

AGE SPECIFIC MODULES FOR HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

https://learning.usahockey.com/

Must be completed prior to the start of the current season
You only need to take the module for the age level you are coaching
Modules are 8U, 10/12U, 13+ and 16/18/19
$10-$12 for each online age module
Takes about 2-3 hours to complete each age module
At the 8 & Under level, once you complete your 8U age module, you will not have to take another until your child moves up to the 10U level.
EFFECTIVE September 15, 2021:
**If a coach has taken the 10U module and moves up to 12U they will need to take the new 10/12U module.
**If a coach has taken the 14U module they do not need to do the new 13+ module if the coach is still coaching a 14U team.
**If a coach has taken the 16/18/19 module and the coach is coaching a 14U team that coach will have to take the 13+ module.
**A coach does not need to take the 13+ module if the coach has a 16/18/19 module and is coaching a 16/18/19 team.
 

COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM (CEP) FOR HEAD & ASSISTANT COACHES

https://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics

MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 31 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.