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Massachusetts Hockey Coaches


How to Become USA Hockey Certified Coach:

NEW: On June 4, 2020, USA Hockey announced that it will conduct its Level 1-4 coaching certification clinics virtually until it is deemed safe to host large group gatherings. Scroll down on this page for a listing of virtual clinics. In addition, a new temporary card is being introduced as a flexible option for coaches to maintain their certification if they are unable to attend virtual coaching clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

  • Register as a member of USA Hockey. (Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees if applicable). Click here for more information.
     
  • Complete the background screening. (This will be done through USA Hockey.)
  • Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training. (Required every two years and cannot be added to a roster until completed). Click here for more information.
     
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module and only needs to be completed once per age level. Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed) Click here to register for the modules.

Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. (Cost is $45 plus any lunch fees if applicable) 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). Click here to locate a clinic.
  • Click here to be directed to the Level 3 Recertification.

Coaching Clinics:

​​​​​NEW: On June 4, 2020, USA Hockey announced that it will conduct its Level 1-4 coaching certification clinics virtually until it is deemed safe to host large group gatherings. Scroll down on this page for a listing of virtual clinics. In addition, a new temporary card is being introduced as a flexible option for coaches to maintain their certification if they are unable to attend virtual coaching clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinics will be uploaded online as they are confirmed throughout the summer.

USA Hockey is making changes to the website you will need to Click the link below and then sign in to register for your clinics.

Coaches Clinics >> 

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http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/892976-coaching-clinics

Coaching Clinic Registration

Link to USA Hockey Coaching Clinic registration. Look at the bottom and check for Massachusetts based coaching clinics.


SafeSport Training Required for ALL usa hockey certified Coaches

The Registration "Massachusetts Hockey Coaches" is not currently available.


USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Seminar in Massachusetts

USA Hockey Coaching Materials

USA Hockey Coaching Materials Here's a quick guide to materials you'll need this season. Please browse the menus at left for more detailed materials as well as other downloads

USA Mobile Coach Site

Take USA Hockey's coaching materials to the rink, on the road or wherever else you wish with the new USA Hockey Mobile Coach. Find practice plans, skills manuals, videos, USA Hockey's Rulebook and more.


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