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Requirements for Coaches/Program Volunteers and Board Members
For the 2022-23 season, all coaches will be required to complete the SafeSport Training. As of 04/01/20 the SafeSport Training is valid for 1 season. Once the core training has been completed you can take the refresher course each year to stay current.
"Volunteers" in USA Hockey programs - defined as having regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants, such as team managers, locker room monitors, chaperones, etc., - are required to complete the SafeSport Training prior to such access.
How to Take the Training
The SafeSport Training is available to take right now so you can get a head start on the season! The training is available at no cost. The training was produced by the United States Olympic Committee and is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete, however, not all training needs to be completed in one session. You will need your USA Hockey Member Number, which can be obtained at www.usahockeyregistration.com (under Member Options, click on ‘Request Duplicate Registration Confirmation’).
If a volunteer in your program is not currently a USA Hockey Member, they can obtain a Member Number to take the training, by registering with USA Hockey at no cost in the Ice Managers/Volunteers category.
Information on how to register and access the SafeSport Training can be found here: http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining
Also, please be sure to select the USA Hockey SafeSport course as there are multiple courses available. The website also has links if you have questions about the training or on registering for the training.
Once you have completed the SafeSport Training, send your confirmation to the Registration Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For anyone who plans to coach this year, whether it be Head Coach or Assistant Coach, please be advised of the following requirements (these need to be fulfilled before you can be on the ice assisting the children). These should be completed and sent immediately:
PLEASE NOTE: All BANTAM and PEEWEE coaches need to have these steps complete no later than Oct 8th. If the information is not submitted by that date, you cannot be guaranteed to be included on the initial roster.
All SQUIRT coach info will need to be submitted no later than Oct 25th.
All MITE 3 coach info will need to be submitted by Nov 1st. MITES 1 & 2 coach info should be submitted by Nov 9th.
Once all the above have been turned in and approved you will then be eligible to participate this season. Coaches who have not submitted the required information by the due date cannot be placed on the initial roster and therefore cannot participate with the team - on the ice or on the bench.
NMYHA Registration Director
Contact the Registration Director or Hockey Operations Director with any questions via email:
Eli Jordan, Registration Director
Dustin Stenglein, Operations Director
Below is the current working version of the NMYHA Hockey Operations Manual. The Manual is updated at a minimum of annually, but it can be updated, as needed, more often.
Please direct all comments and questions with regards to the content of the Manual to the Hockey Operations Director.
All youth hockey coaches in Minnesota and the rest of the country are required to attend a series of clinics before they are eligible to coach.
What are the rules and regulations for using a Student Coach?
A player between the ages of 13 and 17 who is currently properly registered with USA Hockey may serve as a student coach under the following conditions: