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Coaching Requirements

SafeSport Certification

 

 


All Managers, Coaches and Volunteers who will be around the players are required to comply with the USA Hockey SafeSport Training requirements before your team can be rostered.

Valid for one year. 

USA Hockey SafeSport Training

Background Screening

 

 


After completing the screening process, you should receive a confirmation email that you have PASSED. Nothing more needs to be done on your end; USA Hockey tracks this requirement in their coaches portal.

Valid for two years. 

MN Hockey Background Screening

Concussion Training

 

 

 


What Certifications are Accepted?

1) Your USA Hockey online age module Completion

2) The Center for Disease Control:  

3) National Federation of State High School Associations

4) Training Confirmations through other youth sports programs

Please SCAN or take a PHOTO of your Confirmation and upload it Below

SOME GENERAL RULES OF THUMB FOR RENEWAL:

MY CEP EXPIRED, BUT I AM STILL COACHING 8U, DO I NEED TO DO MY LEVEL 2 CLASSROOM CERTIFICATION?
NOPE!  You can coach Mites/8U, Mini-Mites/6U and Termites on an expired CEP and won't have to move to the next level CEP until your skater hits the traveling level. Even if you stopped coaching in 2009 at Level 2 and are back coaching a younger child, you can still coach 8&Under on your expired Level 2 CEP.

MY LEVEL 1 IS EXPIRED/EXPIRING THIS DECEMBER, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
You must attend a Level 2 clinic AND complete the online age-specific module for the next age level you will be coaching. EXCEPTION - Mite/8U, Mini-Mite/6U and Termite coaches may remain at Level 1 and coach on an expired CEP until they move to the next level.

IS MY LEVEL 2 CEP REALLY ONLY VALID 1 SEASON?
Yes. Example - If you upgraded to Level 2 in December 2021, your CEP is only good through the end of the 2021 season. If you coach again next season (2022-23), you are required to upgrade to Level 3 before Dec 31, 2023.

You DO NOT need to take the online age specific module if you are coaching at the same level and completed it last year. Online modules for each level only need to be completed ONCE.

I'M COACHING SQUIRTS FOR THE FIRST TIME & ALSO AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR A MITE TEAM FOR THE FIRST TIME. DO I HAVE TO TAKE BOTH ONLINE MODULES FOR EACH LEVEL?
YES. You are required to do the online age specific module for each level you are coaching, unless you completed that level's online module last year.

IS MY LEVEL 3 REALLY ONLY ONLY VALID FOR 1 SEASON?  YES!  WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
A coach that has a LEVEL 3 certification that expires December 31, 2022 must attend and complete a Level 4 Clinic. This Level 4 will be good for three years and expire on December 31, 2025. During these three a coach must complete five Credit Hours (CH).  
  • These CH might consist of High-Performance Workshops, On-Line Units, Level 5 Symposium, etc.
  • NOTE: If a coach attends a Level 5 Symposium, they will have 4 years to complete five Credit Hours.