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Coaching Para Hockey

Para Hockey is open to both male and female able-bodied and disabled players of all ages. It is a sport that everyone can play. The program is divided into Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. The para hockey season runs from October through April. Our complete Para Hockey Coaching Resource Guide is available for download.


For more information, please contact Allison Marriott

Para Hockey Clubs must ensure that all teams and/or programs meet the requirements outlined in the chart below by November 15 of the current season. 

Once the certification deadline passes, any team / program 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.

NEW IN 2020-21: All Head Coaches are required to take the HU - Planning a Safe Return to Hockey course. This a free 20-minute online program which looks at key information coaches and associations need to know in order to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the hockey environment. This course can be found on Hockey Canada’s eHockey website.

Required coaching courses are hosted across the province, beginning in September, and ending November 15

  COACH 2
COACH LEVEL
RESPECT IN SPORT SAFETY SAFE RETURN TO HOCKEY
PARA HOCKEY HEAD COACH ***
ALL TEAM OFFICIALS
ONE TEAM OFFICIAL HEAD COACH

***   The Respect In Sport requirement excludes Sledge Programs/Teams unless a Minor aged player is registered to and / or affiliated to the Team.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Respect in Sport – Activity Leader: Must be completed prior to registration to a team. Valid certification must in place to participate in on-ice activities. Must renew every 4 years.  
November 15th: Deadline for Team Officials to have qualifications complete (except Respect in Sport – see above). Team is ineligible to complete after this date if requirements are not fulfilled.
Assistant Coaches: Highly recommend to obtain training of what is required for Head Coaches

Hockey Alberta is not planning to offer a sledge specific Coach 2-Coach Level course for the 2020-21 season.

Para hockey coaches are welcome to register for and attend any stand-up hockey clinics offered.

Listing of available clinics >>

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Edmonton Adaptive Sports Association

Sharon Veeneman, Team Manager
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.edmontonadaptivesports.ca

ESHC IMPACT

Edmonton Sled Hockey Club

General Inquiries
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eshc.ca

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Paralympic Sports Association

Stephanie Fleming, Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.parasports.net

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Calgary Sledge Hockey Association

General Inquiries
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.calgarysledgehockey.ca

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Medicine Hat Adaptive Sport & Recreation

Tara Chisholm, Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mhasr.com

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Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association

Emily Van Amstel, Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gpwolverines.com