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Coaching Requirements and Application 2021-2022

Squirt, Girls 10U-15U, PeeWee, and Bantam Coaches:

If you are thinking about coaching, or planning to coach in the 2021-2022 season, you will need to ensure you have ALL the appropriate training and certifications and have completed each step listed below. There will be no exceptions.


STEP 1 - Complete the GFYH Coaching Application (attached below)


STEP 2 - USA Hockey Registration

Click Here to go to USA Hockey Registration and register as a coach. Be sure to PRINT and SAVE your confirmation code. You will need the confirmation number in STEP 3. The registrations for USA Hockey require a $46 + $15 ND hockey fee. YOU MUST BE ON A TEAM ROSTER TO GET REIMBURSED.


STEP 3 - Background Screening

Background screening on coaches will be good for two years. If you did not fill out the screening last season you must do it for the 2021-2022 season. Background Screening


STEP 4 - Complete USA Hockey SafeSport

The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/20. If you are not sure, you can login to your SafeSport and it should tell you if you are good for this season. SafeSport


STEP 5 - Complete Age Specific Module

You must complete each module prior to participating with your team or being placed on a roster.

Coaches must be current members of USA Hockey in order to register for the modules. Please click on the link to retrieve your USA Hockey confirmation number or to register for the 2021-22 season.

Click on the link to register for a module or login to the module site to continue a previously registered module or to access your account to view/review any previously completed modules.

You can register for only ONE module at a time. You must complete the module in its entirety before you can move on to another one.


STEP 6 - Complete CEP level course

All coaches must have the required certification level by January 1 of the current season.

All coaches must enter USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program at Level 1 and must continue their education with a coaching clinic each year until, at a minimum, they achieve Level 3. EXCEPTION: Coaches of 8U or younger may remain at a Level 1 or their current level.

A coach may attend only one (1) certification clinic per year (not including age-specific requirements). Coaches who do not coach in continuous years must re-enter the program at the next level when they resume coaching responsibilities.

CEP Course Registration

CEP Rules and Requirements


On behalf of the Grand Forks Youth Hockey Association, we would like to thank you for your willingness to coach. If you have any questions or need any assistance during the season, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Let’s have a great season!

Matt Smaby

Coaching Education Clinic

Coaches/Managers Manual for website questions

This is the place to go for questions about updating your teams webpage