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What are the steps to become a coach?

As we prepare for the next ice hockey season, we are always in need of coaches and it's never too early to start working on your coaching certifications.  Below is information on how to become a coach or continue advancing as a USA Hockey Coach.  

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required.

A few basic steps requirements are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements

Coaching Education Program Requirements

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. (Cost is $40 plus any lunch fees if applicable) You can only attend one clinic per season. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31). Continue below to find a clinic.
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module) (The online modules are available from September 1 to December 31.) Click here for the modules.
  • Must attend the required clinic and complete the necessary online age-specific module(s) by December 31 of the current playing season to continue coaching on January 1.

Clinics can be found here.  On the left hand panel, click on "Coaching Clinics".  Scroll down and in the search box, make sure to select Rocky Mountain Disctrict and your desired coaching level.  A first year coach is a CEP Level 1.  Make sure to click on "Register" for the clinic you'd like to attend.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Brian Greer or Jalmar Bowden.

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