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Coaches Information

Coaching Requirements

Step 1: Consent To Be Screened

Required every year! All coaches, volunteers, referees, team managers, locker room monitors, billet families, board members, must Submit Consent to Screen BEFORE having any access to kids on-ice or off-ice!

Step 2: Coaches USA Hockey Registration

$48 -- Must register and obtain membership confirmation with USAH every year.

Step 3: SafeSport Training Module

All coaches, volunteers, referees, team managers, locker room monitors, billet families, board members, must have completed USA Hockey SafeSport online module BEFORE having any access to kids! SafeSport Modules are valid for two years. Refresher course available.

Step 4: Age Specific Modules

Must complete Age Specific Module for level you are coaching PRIOR to on-ice or off-ice coaching activities or contact with players.

Step 5: Check your Coaching Education Program (CEP) level using this link to see if you need to take a class.

View your CEP level and expiration date. Use the below link to sign up for a coaching clinic. Example: If your Level 2 expires Dec 31st of this year, you need to take a Level 3 clinic. CEP's must be current by December 31st of each year.

Link: List of Coaching clinics available

Search for a clinic near you.

Link: Level 3 Re-Certification

For coaches who have already attained their Level 3 and need to re-certify.

Doug Dietz

USA Hockey Central District Coach in Chief/Director of Player Development

Phone: 319 239 2349

Nick Cecere

Coaching Director

Phone: 515-988-8674

Link: Steps To Become a USA Hockey Coach

Information on certification guidelines and info on obtaining your Level 1, 2, 3, 4. All coaches begin by attending Level 1 clinic then progress through the levels year by year.

Major Rule Changes - Coaching Education Program (Updated 06-19-2017)

  • CONSENT TO BE SCREENED: All coaches must submit Consent To Screen AND be cleared prior to participating in any on-ice or off-ice coaching activities for the 2017-2018 season
  • SAFESPORT MODULE: All coaches must be current on SafeSport module prior to participating in any on-ice or off-ice coaching activities for the 2017-2018 season (expired SafeSport Modules not allowed)
  • AGE MODULE: Requires all coaches to have the age appropriate module PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION (coaches will not be allowed on a roster without age modules for team they are coaching)
  • CEP level: Coaches can only attend one clinic per year. Once level 3 is achieved coaches of a National Bound Team (Tier 1 age levels 14U, 15 only, 16U and 18U) and Tier 2 (16U, 18U and 19U girls) must complete the level 4 in their first season of eligibility regardless of expiration date
  • Coaches with any expired certification will retain their previous certification levels provided the certification can be verified. Coaches will enter the certification system at that previous level and be subject to the certification guidelines outlined
  • Requires the local associations to take responsibility and identify those coaches who do not meet the certification requirements. All coaches have until December 31 of the current season, or earlier date as established by the district and/or affiliate to attend a USAH Hockey coaching clinic
  • Specifies the penalty for not meeting CEP Requirements and proper certifications. Coaches not properly certified will be ineligible to coach for the remainder of the season. Districts and affiliates will be responsible along with the local association registering the team to enforce the national and district policy
  • Continues SafeSport and Screening policies: Failure to comply with SafeSport and Screening policies will result in forfeiture of coaching privileges in programs, sites or events under USAH governance