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Questions about Coaching?

Please contact David Ford or Peggy Costello.

David Ford

A.C.E/Coaching Director

Peggy Costello

Executive Director, House Director



How to become a Coach!

Step by step instructions on how to become a coach or on ice helper with AAAHA.

Before stepping on the ice:

1. Register with USA Hockey at www.USAhockey.com

2. Complete USA Hockey Safesport training on the USA Hockey website.

3. Register with AAAHA at www.aaaha.org

4. Complete a MAHA background check at www.MAHA.org

5. Fill out necessary paperwork and bring to practice. (below)

6. Before 12/31/16, you must complete a USA Hockey Coaches clinic. (Does not apply for assistant coaches coaching at 8U and below).

7. Before 12/31/16, you must complete an age appropriate module at www.usahockey.com  (Does not apply for assistant coaches coaching at the 8U and below).

 




Coaching Applications

New for 2016/2017 Season:
All Coaches MUST have completed the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training along with paperwork, registering with AAAHA and completing a MAHA background checl to be placed on a roster. If you are planning to coach this coming season, get this training done before the season begins, and have the confirmation ready for the roster-ing process!  If you completed and passed the training last season, you do not have to do the training for this season. Each completion certificate is good for 2 years.
 
 
 
 
Interested in Coaching?
 
Below is the AAAHA Coaching form. IF you are a current Travel Coach, then you need to fill out the application and return it to:
 
Rich Tuzinsky, Peggy Costello or David Ford
 
If you are interested in becoming one of our Travel or House Coaches, we encourage and welcome you to fill this application out and get it back to us. Each year, AAAHA will review all applications before the Spring season begins, ALL applications, for ALL teams will be reviewed by the Travel or House Director, Coaching Director, and Board of Directors.
 
Please contact me if you have any questions,
 
Thank you,
 
Peggy Costello

Click here to complete your background screening

1. Members of the MAHA Board of Directors 2. Local Association / Club administrators and board members 3. Team managers 4. Officials 5. Locker room monitors 6. Team bus/van drivers (unless professional transportation companies are used) 7. Travel chaperones 8. Billet families 9. Anyone with routine access to youth participants If you meet any of these requirements please complete a background check and return to the AAAHA office with team name on the form.


Ann Arbor Coaches FAQ

 

 

EXPIRING CEP FAQ's

MY LEVEL 1 IS EXPIRED or EXPIRING THIS DECEMBER, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
You must attend a Level 2 clinic AND complete the online age-specific module for each age level you are coaching if not previously taken prior to December 31 of the current playing season. Mite (8 and Under) coaches may remain at Level 1 (even if it is expired) until they move to another age level of play.

MY LEVEL 2 IS EXPIRED or EXPIRING THIS DECEMBER, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

You must attend a Level 3 clinic AND complete the online age-specific module for each age level you are coaching if not previously taken prior to December 31 of the current playing season. Mite (8 and Under) coaches may remain at their current level (even if it is expired) until they move to another age level of play.

MY LEVEL 3 IS EXPIRED or EXPIRING THIS DECEMBER, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

You must complete the online Level 3 recertification (Track 1 or Track 2) or attend a Level 4 clinic AND complete the online age-specific module for each age level you are coaching if not previously taken prior to December 31 of the current playing season. You can no longer attend another Level 3 clinic to recertify your Level 3 certification. Coaches of National Tournament Bound Tier I 14U, 16U, and 18/19U and Tier II 16U, and 18/19U teams must complete Level 4 the first year they are able to do so. Mite (8 and Under) coaches may remain at their current level (even if it is expired) until they move to another age level of play. You can determine which recertification track by looking at your information on the online certification list. Click on your name and you will see your full information. If there is one Level 3, then you would complete Track 1. If there are two Level 3s, then you would complete Track 2. If there are three or more Level 3s, then you must attend a Level 4 clinic.

WHAT LEVEL CERTIFICATION DO I NEED TO COACH THIS YEAR?

USA Hockey no longer requires a specific certification level based on the age level of play coaching. A coach must progress through the education system every year and have completed the online age-specific module for each age level coaching.

HOW MANY CLINICS CAN I REGISTER FOR IN A CLINIC SEASON?

USA Hockey allows coaches to attend only ONE clinic per season. A coach must also complete the online age-specific module for each age level he/she is coaching that year. A coach can complete more than one online age-specific module in a season if he/she is coaching multiple age levels.

 

 

David Ford

A.C.E/Coaching Director

Rostering Forms for Coaches & Managers

Links to all forms and information for rostering as a Coach or Manager with any AAAHA program.


Student Coaches

 

Student Coach Regulations

A player between the ages of 13 and 17 who is currently properly registered with USA Hockey may serve as a student coach under the following conditions:

  • Must attend a training session conducted by the local hockey association. Student coaches are not eligible to attend a CEP certification clinic for certification. They may audit a clinic but they do not receive certification credit, nor are they required to pay for the clinic. He/she will need to contact the instructor directly as he/she will not be able to register online due to the age restriction in place.
  • Does NOT need a background check or SafeSport until the age of 18.
  • Must always be under the supervision of a carded, screened adult coach during all practices, clinics, try-outs, and in the locker room.
  • May help out at practices, clinics, try-outs only. (May not participate as a player in scrimmages or games when acting as a STUDENT COACH).
  • May not act as the head coach or an assistant coach during practices or games.
  • May be on the bench during games with an adult. The STUDENT COACH will count as one of the maximum of four Team Officials allowed on the bench.
  • Must wear a helmet with full face shield, gloves, and skates while on the ice. Must wear helmet during games while on the bench.
  • May only work with players at least one full playing age level down (e.g., a 14U age player may act as a STUDENT COACH at the 12U, 10U or 8U level).
  • The organization that is using the STUDENT COACH must provide a form indicating on what team he/she is participating as a student coach, and, if applicable, what team he/she is properly registered/rostered as a player. A model form can be found by clicking on the link above This form stays with the association.
  • Upon reaching the age of 18, the STUDENT COACH must comply with the USA Hockey Screening Program and meet the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program requirements which will qualify him/her to act as an assistant or head coach.


Check out the AAAHA Skill Stations page!

Skill stations for Mini-mites through Midgets.  Great resource for practice planning.

Click here!


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CEP Materials

Coaching Education Program (CEP) Materials

Important Reminders:

The current ice contract AAAHA has does NOT allow individual Coaches/ Managers to sell/contract their ice to ANY individual outside AAAHA.

No one is allowed on AAAHA ice with your team, unless they are an AAAHA registered coach, a specialty coach, (exp Carrie Keil), or a specific skills instructor. This include coaches kids, not rostered on that team.

ALL Coaches on AAAHA ice MUST wear helmets.

No games can be played before Coaches receive the certified USA Hockey roster.

All players must be on roster to participate in a game or scrimmage.

Coaches MUST be on roster to be on a bench during a game or scrimmage. Student Coaches under the age of 18, must wear helmets on the bench during games/scrimmages.

Team Managers are not allowed on the bench during games or scrimmages.

Teams need 2 background checked and safe sport completed adults to monitor locker rooms anytime kids are present.

Please see below attached documents, and refer to the MAHA, USA Hockey and AAAHA rules.

www.Maha.org

www.USAHockey.com

USA Hockey Goaltending Page

This page is full of useful information for goalies and goalie coaches.  Drills, articles, videos, discussions and more.  If you are looking for ideas to help your teams goalies, start here first.

Click the image at left to go to the page.



Web Site Access for Coaches and Managers:

Please email Peggy Costello for complete instructions on signing up for a web site account and gaining access to your team's pages.

peggy.costello@aaaha.org