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 (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)
Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)
This page serves as the start for all things related to USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program. Click on any of the menu items to the left to find out more information about that subject.
The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey. USA Hockey SafeSport is the organization's program related to off-ice safety.
USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players and other participants. These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators. The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
ATTENTION: USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program has been updated as of June 19, 2019. Please click here for a letter sent to all members of USA Hockey with an overview of these changes, and click here for a copy of the revised USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook.
USA Hockey has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct.
This SafeSport Handbook includes the various Policies that apply to all USA Hockey Member Programs. Those Policies address
The Policies also address areas where misconduct can occur and are intended to reduce the risk of potential abuse, including:
In addition to Policies, the SafeSport Handbook includes information about the available and required Training of USA Hockey and its Member Programs’ employees, volunteers, administrators, coaches, parents and players on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential abuse to occur; information on USA Hockey’s Screening and Background Check Program; the availability and procedures for any person to Report suspected abuse or misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting); the procedures and means by which USA Hockey and its Member Programs should Respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct; and how USA Hockey and its Member Programs will Monitor and Supervise the SafeSport Program to help ensure its effectiveness.
By combining all of these elements into a comprehensive SafeSport Program, USA Hockey intends to create the safest possible environment for participation in hockey.
Screening– for the 2019-20 must be accomplished using NYSAHA’s background screening partner, Commercial Investigations LLC. Successful screening results are automatically included in USA Hockey’s Registration database.
The Direct Link is >>> https://ciware.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/pub/ushockey.html
Screening is valid for two seasons. If you screened after April 1, 2018, it is still valid this season.