Please read instructions below, if you have any questions, please contact Coaching Director David Ford or Executive Director Peggy Costello.
All Coaches must complete the age appropriate module, Safesport, and obtain a "clear" background check through USA Hockey in order to step on the ice and be placed on their team roster.
This needs to be complete before the season begins.
If you still have a current, clear background check through MAHA, that has not expired this season, you do not need to do another. (Make sure the background check is NOT expired).
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 background check at www.USAHockey.com
5. Fill out necessary paperwork and bring to practice. (below)
6. Before 12/31/20, coaches need to complete the required Coaching clinics, (in person).
7. Before being able to be on the ice, you must complete an age appropriate module at www.usahockey.com. Safesport, and obtain a clear background check through USAH.
8. If you are interested in becoming a head coach, please see the coaching application and directions below.
Below is the link to the 2020/2021 Coaching application.
If you are a current AAAHA travel head coach, or are interested in becoming a travel head coach, please fill out this application and send to the Travel Director and the Executive Director by Feb 15, 2021.
If you are interested in becoming a house head coach, please fill out the application and send to the Coaching Director and the Executive Director by August 15th 2021.
In the event that we received multiple head coach applications for the same team, the applications will be reviewed, interviews will be held and a determination will be made by the Coaching Director, Executive Director and President.
All Coaches MUST have completed the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training along with paperwork, registering with AAAHA and completing a MAHA background check 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: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
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.
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:
Skill stations for Mini-mites through Midgets. Great resource for practice planning.
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.
Please email Peggy Costello for complete instructions on signing up for a web site account and gaining access to your team's pages.