COACHING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

All AYHA Coaches must be properly certified based on USA Hockey guidelines and credentialed by AYHA. 

AYHA's DEADLINES FOR MEETING 100% OF THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THIS PAGE:

  • October 1 or first ice session: All Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches [AYHA Registration, USA Hockey ID, Safesport & Background Screening]
  • October 1: All TRAVEL TEAM Coaches & Assistants [Coach Education Program (CEP)]
  • November 1: All HOUSE LEAGUE Coaches & Assistants [Coach Education Program (CEP)]

If you miss these deadlines you will not be able to participate in any team activities, practices, or games.

AYHA Requirements require: 

USA Hockey Requirements to Coach: 

Coaching Education Program (CEP) Requirements:

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic.
    • You can only attend one clinic per season.
    • The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31.
    •  Click here to find a clinic. 
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching.
  • COmplete SafeSport Training, every two years. 

If you have any questions, about these guidelines and requirements, please contact our ACE Coordinator, at acecoordinator@adhockey.com.

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