Coaching Requirements

Local Minor Hockey Associations and Club Teams must ensure by November 15th that all Teams meet the requirements outlined in the chart below. Any Team that does not meet the requirements outlined within the Hockey Alberta regulations is not an eligible team and is not able to participate in sanctioned games.

Once the certification deadline passes, any team that does not meet the required certifications for their Team Officials will be notified that they are ineligible to participate until they have obtained the proper certifications.

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Coach 1 - Intro to Coach
Coach 2 - Coach Level
DEV. I
H.P. I
Checking Skills
Respect In Sport - Coach
Safety
Initiation
One Team Official Per Ten Players
All Team Officials
One Team Official Per Ten Players
Novice
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Atom, Atom Female
Head Coach
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Peewee A, B, C, D, Female
Head Coach
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Peewee AA
Head Coach
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Bantam
All levels below Male AA & Female Elite
Head Coach
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Bantam AA, Elite Female
Head Coach*
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Bantam AAA
Head Coach
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Midget
All levels below Mal AA & Female Elite
Head Coach
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Midget AA, Elite Female
Head Coach*
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Minor Midget AAA
Head Coach*
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Midget AAA, Female AAA
Head Coach
Head Coach
All Team Officials
One Team Official
Junior B, C, Female
All Team Officials***
One Team Official
Junior A
Head Coach**
All Team Officials***
One Team Official
Senior Female
All Team Officials***
One Team Official
Senior Male
All Team Officials***
One Team Official

* For Bantam AA, Bantam Elite Female, Midget AA, Midget Elite Female and Minor Midget AAA where Development I is required, any Head Coach that possesses the High Performance I Certification will also be deemed eligible.

** For Junior A, the requirement for Head Coaches to have High Performance I certification is new for the 2016-17 season.

*** The Respect in Sport requirement excludes Senior/Junior Teams, unless a Minor-aged player is registered to and/or affiliated to the Team.


Coaching Programs

The requirements outlined above are based on a team’s categorization prior to November 15 of the current playing season.

It is highly recommended that all Local Minor Hockey Associations ensure Assistant Coaches have completed the same course(s) as noted above.

Development I and High Performance I courses require a Coach to be ’certified’ in order to meet the requirements. Head Coaches will have to be ’Trained’ in the course by November 15 of the current season and will have to have completed full ’Certification’ in the program by November 15 of the following season in order to remain eligible.


Respect in Sport

All registered team officials must have completed the Respect in Sport - Activity Leader Program. This requirement excludes Senior and Junior teams, unless a minor-aged player is registered to and/or affiliated to the team.

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Hockey Canada Safety Program

All registered teams (including Junior and Senior teams) must have a minimum of one (1) registered team official who has completed the Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP).

HCSP Info >