Coaching Requirements

Are you interested in being a coach for SYHA? Coaches are one of the most important roles in the organization. Without you, the kids would not be able to learn and play this awesome game. The requirements for coaching for SYHA are listed below. Please send any questions to:

Keith Maurice

Director of Coaching

USA Hockey Requirements

Register as a coach with USA Hockey. You must register annually. Please chose MO as the state you play in. That is where our league is based out of

Complete a background screening

(Screenings are good for 2 seasons)

A new national screening program through USA Hockey was introduced April 1, 2020. Members who were approved through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020 are valid through the end of the 2021-22 season, which is August 31, 2022. All others must complete a new screening application.

USA Hockey Safe Sport Training or Refresher

(Must be done each season)

One of the most exciting aspects of the USA Hockey SafeSport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport. We are pleased to announce that all USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, players, employees and volunteers are entitled to take the training at no cost. As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new SafeSport training, which features updated content. Once you have completed the Core SafeSport Course, there will be a Refresher Course available for individuals who have previously completed the core SafeSport course and need to recertify. Users completing the SafeSport refresher course will be certified for an additional season.PLEASE NOTE that you will need your own USA Hockey Confirmation Number or Referee Number and your own email address to access the training. You can locate your number OR obtain a number here If you will not be participating as a player, coach or referee, you can register at no cost

Required Coaching Education certification (CEP)

(Depending on your level, it may be required each season)

(Must be completed by Dec. 31) Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31).

Required Age Specific Module

(Only need to complete the module for the age group that you are coaching, and you only need to do it ONCE while you are coaching at that level. 6u coaches take the 8u module)

You must complete each module PRIOR to participating on ice with your team. Coaches must be current USA Hockey members in order to register for the modules. Please click on the link in step 1 to register for the current USA Hockey if you have not done so already. 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.

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