Updated: August 7, 2021
Below is a summary of USA Hockey Requirements for Coaches to be fully certified. Go to USA Hockey's Coaching Certification Page for additional details by clicking HERE
Head Coaches: You are responsible to ensure all of your coaches are current/certified for the age group you are coaching this season.
Steps 1-5 must be completed before the start of the 2021-22 season
1) USA Hockey Registration – Completed each season. Click here to go to the USA Hockey Registration website.
$54 total for USA Hockey ($46) and NYSAHA ($8) fees. Fee is reimbursable through SYHA.
2) Saugerties Youth Hockey Association Coach Registration. Use the link at our home page to register as a coach with SYHA.
3) Background Screen – This process/vendor changed at the start of the 2020-21 season.
KEY SCREENING DETAILS
For members who were last screened through their Affiliate after April 1, 2019, for the 2019-20 season, their screens will be valid for the 2020-21 season, and will not need to be screened under the new system until prior to the 2021-22 season. If a member’s most recent screen is from prior to April 1, 2019, the member, if in a position that requires a background screen, will need to be screened under the new system in order to participate in the upcoming 2020-21 season.
All new screens submitted through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020, will be valid for two seasons. For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2020, will be valid through the end of the 2021-22 season, which is August 31, 2022.
$30 fee is reimbursable.
4) USA Hockey SafeSport Program Online Training/Education – Please note, if you are a 2004 birth year or earlier, you will be required to take the SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2021-22 season.
The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season as of 4/1/20.
In June 2010, USA Hockey's Board of Directors passed legislation making the online age-specific modules a requirement for all coaches. Each coach is required to complete the module that corresponds to the age level of play he or she is currently coaching. Modules need to be completed only once per age level, as they do not expire.
$10 per module fee is reimbursable
6) Coaching Clinics -
USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP) virtual clinics are being added periodically. You will need to be registered with USA Hockey as a coach for the 2021-22 season to register for a virtual CEP clinic. Click HERE
to search for the course level you need.
$55 fee is reimbursable