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USA HOCKEY COACHING CREDENTIALS

All coaching credentials and age specific modules must be completed before the season begins, in order for your team to be rostered. ALL THIS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE PLAYING A GAME. 

USA Hockey MEMBERSHIP- https://membership.usahockey.com/

Must register every new hockey season, which opens April 1st.

Fall USA Hockey number works for the spring season but the previous seasons USA hockey #'s expire August 31 every year.

NOTE for SPRING SEASON for NEW COACHES

 USA Hockey registration for the upcoming Fall/Winter season opens on April 1st every year.  It is recommended that you wait until April 1st to register and complete your requirements.

Please email all USA Hockey #'s and requirements to: lakelandarena.office@gmail.com

 

 

Previous Coaches- How to access USA Hockey Requirements

Steps to Verify Coaching Credentials

1. Visit: https://courses.usahockey.com/public/

2. Log in and click my profile

3. Click on Coaching Information

UPDATE any missing or required items as soon as possible!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

AGE SPECIFIC MODULES

Must be completed prior to the start of the season by all coaches (Head coach & Assistant Coaches). 

Only need to complete the module for the level you are coaching during the season. 

Cost is $10 per module and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. 

BACKROUND SCREENING

Must be completed prior to the start of the current season.

Cost- $30

Good for two season (if completed last season, you will not have to complete this season).

https://www.usahockey.com/backgroundscreen

SAFESPORT TRAINING

Must be completed prior to the start of the season, valid for 12 months starting April 1st.

CORE training (1st time) & REFRESHER training to be completed by watching videos and answering questions. 

Will need USA Hockey Confirmation number and email address to access training at no cost. 

https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM (CEP) FOR HEAD & ASSITANT COACHES

MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 31ST OF CURRENT SEASON.

Begin at Level 1* and can complete ONLY one level each season, all the way to Level 4.

Level 1-3 can attend an in person clinic in Michigan or an online virtual clinic for any region (Beware of time difference if signing up for an virtual clinic in another time zone).

Level 4 is now a part of the standard clinic progression. 

*(Coaches may remain a level one CEP as long as you are coaching at the Mini Mite or Mite levels, once you start coaching squirt (10U) or older, you must take the Level 2.)

All coaches are required to attain the proper CEP Level for the age group they are coaching.  This must be done before December 31st of each year.  Coach's that are found to be in non-compliance with their CEP Certification shall be removed from the team roster and no longer able to participate with On Ice or Bench Activities with the team.

 In cases where a coach's current certification is going to expire and they currently have the proper CEP Level, they must take the next Level of Certification.

      Example: Coach is a current level 1 and is coaching mites,
      but their current card expires Dec 31st of the year.  The coach would
      sign up to take a Level 2 to become current.

 UPDATES- On June 13, 2020, USA Hockey adopted significant revisions to its coaching education requirements.  The changes, which were developed over a two year research project, became effective for the 2021-22 season.   

SUMMARY:

  • Level 4 becomes part of ordinary clinic progression, is reduced to single day session, standard clinic price, offered more often in more places.  
  • Online module requirement reduced as modules are consolidated from 5 to 3 (8U, 10U & 12U, 13+)
  • Continuing Education requirement effective in 2021-22 for all coaches (except those affected by the Grandfather Clause “d”).
  • The “old” Level 4 format of 2-or-3-day clinics is obsoleted.
  • Level 3 Renewal is eliminated.
  • Continuing Education offerings will include Level 5 (national), various Michigan-based High Performance in-person clinics, and various online solutions now under development.

Clinic content has been adapted to fit the new structure, to suit both virtual and in-person clinics, and to implement adult learning standards.

For more specific information, refer to the USA Hockey Annual Guide, available online at www.usahockey.com.

 Any Questions regarding USA Hockey Coaching Certification should be directed to LHA's Hockey Director