USA Hockey makes an unequaled commitment to coaching education, which means that members of USA Hockey receive unrivaled support and resources for developing young players. The Coaching Education Program requires both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required.
NEW: On Thursday, June 4, USA Hockey announced that it will conduct its Level 1-4 coaching certification clinics virtually until it is deemed safe to host large group gatherings. In addition, a new temporary card is being introduced as a flexible option for coaches to maintain their certification if they are unable to attend virtual coaching clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.
USA Hockey, with consultation of coaches and safety advisors, have developed a sample of early return on-ice activity samples.