Squirt, Girls 10U-15U, PeeWee, and Bantam Coaches:
If you are thinking about coaching, or planning to coach in the 2020-2021 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.
The temporary card option has been extended to December 31. Please ensure your appropriate level of certification is completed online or apply for the temporary option ASAP, if you need it. THIS TEMPORARY CARD IS ONLY FOR THE CEP PART OF YOUR CERTIFICATION, you will still need SafeSport, background screening, and age specific modules.
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 2020-2021 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 2020-21 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.
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!
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