Please read instructions below, if you have any questions, please contact Coaching Director David Ford or Executive Director Peggy Costello.
USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:
USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)
Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)
Once you have completed registration with USA Hockey, please proceed to the AAAHA Coach registration. Registration is free for volunteers on the AAAHA website!
Below is the link to the 2021/2022 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 1, 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
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.