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
If you have coached in the past, here are 5 Steps to verify your coaching credentials
If you are not sure what you need, please send your USA hockey # for the upcoming season to firstname.lastname@example.org
With the exception of the Coaches Education Program, all credentials must be completed before the season begins and your team can be rostered.
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.