USA Hockey has set some pretty strict requirements for coaches needing to complete necessary certifications prior to being on the ice with the kids in our association.
Since these requirements are mandated by USA Hockey, there is nothing PCYH can do to provide exceptions. If you don't follow these requirements, you will be in violation of USA Hockey, MN Hockey, District 10, and PCYH policies and will not be eligible to coach.
The first step is registering with USA Hockey. Once you have your USA Hockey registration number for the 2021-2022 season, you can send that number to our Registrar, Kelly and she can tell you what you need to complete for this season.
Come to an in-person registration meeting and we will have laptops and a coaches checklist form available for you. We want all of our coaches to complete their requirements BEFORE the redline date.
All coaches MUST register with USA Hockey each season. Each coach will pay the USA Hockey fee of $46 and $1 MN Hockey fee (total fee of $47). PCYH will reimburse coaches for their USA Hockey/MN Hockey fee after fully completing all of the coach registration requirements.
Keep your USA Hockey number - you will need it for Safesport, CEP, and modules.
You must send your USA Hockey Number to Kelly our Registrar for confirmation of completion: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unsure what you need to complete, send your USA Hockey number to Kelly to confirm.
Register and complete your level certification class.
Click the link below to check your CEP#.
Remember: On-site certification classes fill up fast. When they are posted, you should sign up immediately.
Click HERE to go to the CEP classes offered by District 10 Hockey.
You MUST have your coaching certification completed by December 31, 2021.
Complete the MN Hockey Electronic Background Screening.
All background screenings will be submitted through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020 and will be valid for two seasons. For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2021, will be valid through the end of the 2022-23 season, which is August 31, 2023. There is now a $30.00 fee for Background Screenings. PCYH will reimburse this back to you upon getting a CLEARED Background Screening - Please forward your MN Background Screening information to the PCYH Registrar (email@example.com) for verification AND the PCYH Treasurer(firstname.lastname@example.org) for reimbursement
If you have questions regarding when you last had a background screening and/or if you need to complete a screening this season, please contact our registrar - Kelly Gribauval - email: Kelly_gribauval@yahoo.fr
If you completed the Core SafeSport Course last season, you will only need to complete the refresher course to recertify. If you did not complete the Core SafeSport Course last season, you will need to complete it this season. (Core Safesport course is an online tutorial and it does take about 90 minutes to complete this course.)
As of 4/1/20, SafeSport Training and the Refresher Course Training are valid for only one (1) season.
PLEASE NOTE that you will need your own USA Hockey Confirmation Number and your own email address to access the training. Click on the link below to access the SafeSport .
USA Hockey requires coaches to complete concussion training.
Coaches must complete a concussion training. Below are two options that will satisfy the training requirements.
You must complete this training prior to participating with a team or being placed on a roster.
Upon completing one of the above trainings, you should print your certificate and complete the certification form.
You must submit the completed certification form and a copy of your certificate to Kelly - Registrar.
You must complete each module PRIOR to participating with your team or being placed on a roaster.