WHAT CLINIC DO I NEED TO TAKE?
All coaches must achieve “trained” status in the appropriate level by Dec 15th of the hockey season. If you are in a more remote community, you can take the next available clinic in your community.
Below is the Hockey Canada Link for what level of coach training that is required based on age groups.
The Hockey Canada Safety Person Training (HCSP level 1) is mandatory for one person on each bench. Respect in Sport (RIS) is required for all coaches. HCSP and RIS are available through an online course. Click here to register for HCSP. Click here to view Respect in Sport and register for the course. The Association will reimburse the cost of all courses.
TRAINED vs CERTIFIED
Once a coach takes a completes the face to face clinic and any online portions, then they will be considered "trained" by Hockey Canada Standards.
To be "certified", there will be post clinic tasks outlined by your clinic instructor that you have to complete by a certain date. Upon completion to HC's standards, you will be considered "certified".
In order to maintain your certified status, you must earn points during the five year period. You do this by taking extra education such as the NCMP (National Coach Mentorship Program) clinics, as well as other Hockey Canada approved tasks.
To read the latest approved options to obtain points click on this link: NCCP Certification Maintenance_2014.pdf
Common Questions and Answers:
Q. How long does my "Trained" status last?
A. The trained status lasts indefinitely however, the Hockey North may require additional updating in the near future.
Q. How long does the "Certified" status last?
A. The certified status lasts for five years from your date of certification.
Q. If I have taken a coaching clinic before June 30th, 2014, what do I have to do to become certified?
A. Refer to Clinic Content and Process above and click on the link that applies to your level.
· DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE
Example: First time you register, you register with J. Doe
The second time you register, you register with John Doe.
This creates a double profile which will be problematic. Use your birth date to search for your profile and continue to use that.
· If you are a first time registrant into the system, please ensure all data is entered correct - especially your birth date and full first and last name. This is how you will be tracked and managed in the system.
· When a clinic costs money, you can approach your home association first to see if they will be offering compensation.
For the Level 2 coach, the online portion MUST be completed prior to attending the classroom sessions. If you live in a small community where the internet access doesn’t allow for this, then the online portion will be taught in class. This also applies to the Respect in Sport course.
Any other questions, please contact the Technical Director at TD@hockeynorth.ca
Please review the Hockey Canada changes for the names of divisions.