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So You Want to Be a Coach?

 

Do you want to help young players improve their game skills, creativity, vision and passions for hockey? Do you want to help players develop good life skills and become individuals who are humble, take responsibility for themselves and demonstrate respect for themselves, their colleagues and their family.

Then you've come to the right place. Farmington Youth Hockey is always looking for good candidates to help shape the lives of our young athletes and improve their hockey skills.


How Do I Become a Coach?

Complete FYHA Coaching application

1. Follow the following link to begin the coach registration process


AFTER YOU ARE NOTIFIED TO BE A COACH - PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

REGISTER WITH USA AND MINNESOTA HOCKEY

2. Register with USA and Minnesota Hockey. Cost: $40 for USA Hockey, $10 for MN Hockey, $50 total

Complete the FYHA Coaches/Locker Room Monitor Form

3. Provide the required information to FYHA for the coaches/locker room monitoring through the link below.

USA HOCKEY COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM (CEP) CERTIFICATION/RE-CERTIFICATION

4. Complete the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP) Certification/Re-certification process by attending a classroom or online clinic. Typical Cost: $55

USA HOCKEY ONLINE AGE-SPECIFIC MODULES

5. Complete the USA Hockey Online Age-Specific Module. Cost: $10

Online Age-Specific Modules

Online Age-Specific Modules only need to be completed once per age level. If you are coaching multiple age levels you will need to complete a module for each age level you coach.

Safesport Training

6.  Complete the SafeSport Program Training. The training is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete, however, not all training needs to be completed in one session. The SafeSport Program Training is valid for 2 seasons. Effective 2020, SafeSport will be required yearly.

SafeSport Program Training

SafeSport Program is the online training/education that is available to help USA Hockey members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in the sport. The SafeSport Program Training is valid for 2 seasons.

Background Screening

7. Complete a Background Screening. Screening is valid for 2 seasons.  Effective 2020, there will be a $35 fee.

Electronic Background Screening

Click on the Electronic Screening for Coaches. Must register (free registration) with Sport Ngin for this to work. You will receive a confirmation email once the screening is complete.

USA HOCKEY ONLINE CERTIFICATION LIST

8. Once you complete the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP) Certification/Re-certification and Age-Specific Module, verify your CEP number and name is on the USA Hockey Online Certification List, that the expiration date is AFTER December 31st of the current year, and the code for the Age-Specific Module appears for your name.

Coaching Certification List

On-line USA Hockey Coaching Certification List

COACHING ETHICS CODE

9. Read the below USA Hockey Coaching Ethics Code and Minnesota Hockey District 8 Coaching Guidelines

Concussion Training Certification

10. Complete and provide certification forms for concussion training

  • Per Minnesota State Law, all coaches and officials must receive training re: concussions. Concussion training is good for two (2) years.
     
  • Each coach must complete training and provide the certificate to the association prior to participating in any team activities.