To volunteer as a coach for Milton Youth Hockey, submit your interest here: https://www.miltonyouthhockey.org/program/coaching/2796
You will need to a valid USA Hockey number to apply Click here for more information.
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)
- Register as a member of USA Hockey. (Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees if applicable).
- Complete the background screening. Click here.
- Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training. (Required every year and cannot be added to a roster until completed). Click here for more information. (Coaches will need to create/log in to their profiles, click the link under the home tab to the coach eLearning site.)
- Complete the Foundations of Player Development Pre-requisite. (Coaches will need to complete the Foundations of Player Development module before purchasing their age-specific module. Once a coach completes the Foundations of Player Development module there will be a 15-minute window before they can purchase and complete their age-specific module).
- Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $20 per module and only needs to be completed once per age level. Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed) Click here to register for the modules.
Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31 each season)
- Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. The Cost is $60. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. You can take clinics from April 1-Dec. 31 each season. Click here to locate a clinic.
Coaching Education Program
- Rules and Requirements: Outlines the standards all USA Hockey certified coaches must meet.
- Coaching Clinics: Links to the online program for this CEP requirement
- Age-Specific Modules: Requires a USAHockey.com login (this login is NOT related to your USA Hockey member registration or modules)
- Online Certification List: Search for a coach’s certification and completion of an online age-specific module, and print a CEP card
- Student Coaches: Information on the student coach rules
- Coaching Ethics: Learn more about the Coaching Ethics Code
Current Continuing Education
- Bronze and Silver Goalie Coaching Clinics: https://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/1181646
- Level 5 Coaching Symposium: https://www.usahockey.com/level5
USA Hockey Coach's Code of Conduct
- Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. Care more about the child than winning the game. Remember, players are involved in hockey for fun and enjoyment.
- Be a positive role model to your players. Display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players.
- Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent and honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach; don’t yell at players.
- Adjust to personal needs and problems of players; be a good listener; never verbally or physically abuse a player or official; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach players the basics.
- Organize practices that are fun and challenging for your players. Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of hockey; encourage all your players to be team players.
- Maintain an open line of communication with your players’ parents. Explain the goals and objectives of your association.
- Be concerned with the overall development of your players. Stress good health habits and clean living.
- To play the game is great, to love the game is greater
All teams are required to provide three roster stickers for each game to the official scorer. This template will allow you to create these roster stickers for your team