STMA YHA Resources & Updates for Coaches
CEP Classes are All Online
For all of you who plan on coaching this season, USA hockey has changed all CEP requirements to virtual online classes. You may complete any virtual CEP session from any location. Coaches should complete the next level CEP class - not apply for the temporary card.
For further info, visit the USA Hockey Coaches Clinic website:
SafeSport, Background Screening, and Coaching Module requirements still apply.
MN Background Screening: https://www.minnesotahockey.org/page/show/96281-screening
Please reach out to Kenny Waller with any questions.
2020-2021 New & Returning Coaches
MN Hockey Coach Concussion Certification
Each coach must train to concussion requirements per their applicable CEP class and age specific online modules, plus knowledge of MN Hockey Concussion Management Protocol and Requirements. There is also a link to a concussion quiz from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) that is a great overview for identifying and managing concussions. Each coach will need to read and sign a Coach Concussion Certification form and submit to the association.
Online Age-Specific Training Modules
MUST be completed for the level you wish to coach BEFORE the USAH hockey system will allow placement as a coach on a roster. The online age- specific modules for 2019-2020 are available NOW.
- Travel Level Coaches: Online age-specific modules must be completed before you step on the ice with your teams after tryouts.
- Mite Level Coaches: Online age-specific modules must be completed before opening weekend.
Current SafeSport Program Training
MUST be complete BEFORE the USAH hockey system will allow placement as a coach on a roster. For those coaches in need of a refresher, you should have already received an email from USA Hockey with an invitation to re-certify.
- Travel Level Coaches: SafeSport must be completed before you step on the ice with your teams after tryouts
- Mite Level Coaches: SafeSport must be completed before opening weekend
Registration for CEP classes
Be consistent when registering in the system and use the same name as previously used for CEP classes ( i.e, if you previously registered under “Joe Smith” do not use “Joseph Smith”…be consistent!).
There are currently offerings for Levels 1 through 4. More will be added in the future as the need arises, but please try to get signed up as soon as possible so you are assured a place in a class.