Training Requirements & Links
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All coaches (head and assistant coaches) are required to complete ALL the requirements below in order to coach and for USA hockey to approve a team roster.
Please retain any certificates just in case we need verification. There is no need to forward any copies at this time.
You can check the status of your certifications with USA hockey at the following website: https://courses.usahockey.com/public/
If your are selected to coach a team for the 2023-24 season, CCYHA will reimburse you for the cost of the background screening, the USA hockey Age-Specific Module and the USA Hockey CEP required to coach for this season. Reimbursement instructions will be sent to coaches upon selection.
STEP 1: Obtain a USA Hockey number
Registration with USA hockey is required every season and you must have a valid USA Hockey number before you are added to a USA hockey roster. New registrations start on April 1
STEP 2: COMPLETE BACKGROUND SCREEN
A background screen is required every TWO seasons (not calendar years) and must be completed.
For the 2022-23 season, the cost of the screening must be initially paid by the individual and CCYHA will reimburse. Please complete the reimbursement request for reimbursement. Reimbursement will occur in batches and often occur towards the end of the season.
STEP 3: Safesport Training
SafeSport is required every season. You must complete all sections. Save your certificate upon completion. No need to submit to CCYHA unless requested.
STEP 4: Age Specific Module
Coaches must complete the age specific module for the age group (8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and/or 16U) you will be coaching. If you are coaching more than one age group, you will need to complete the ASM for each age group. Save your certificate upon completion. Do not submit to CCYHA unless requested.
STEP 5: Coaching Education Program
Coaches must complete a USA hockey coaching clinic by December 31st. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1.
STEP 6: Concussion Awareness Training
Concussion training is required every three years and is required by the State of Ohio. Coaches must complete concussion awareness training through NFHS; please do not enroll in similar courses. Please register and complete the ‘Concussion in Sports’ course. Save your certificate to submit to the registrar upon request.
STEP 7: Lindsay's Law
Coaches must review the Sudden Cardiac Awareness information the State of Ohio every year. Ohio law, Revised Code 3707.58, states that coaches of an athletic activity organized by a youth sports organization shall complete, on an annual basis, the sudden cardiac arrest training course approved by the department of health. Coaches must review the Ohio Department of Health's video and SCA Information for the Coach.