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Steps To Becoming A Coach

When it comes to fostering a youth athlete’s love for hockey, there may be no one more influential than their coach. 

Coaches have an opportunity to impact how players feel about the game of hockey every time they step on the ice. Whether it is helping players develop their skills, using situations to teach life lessons or simply sharing their own love of the game, coaches should strive to create a fun, positive atmosphere that will leave a lasting impression on today’s youth hockey players.

With youth hockey coaches having such an important responsibility, USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey believe it is critical to focus on developing coaches just like they develop their players. That’s why we work together every year to provide the most comprehensive coach training and resources in youth sports.

We hope you’ll come back soon for the latest coaching news and resources.  Until then, we’ll see you at the rink!

 All coaches must have the required certification level by January 1st of the current season. 

Each of the following must be completed before stepping on the ice.

  • Register as a member of USA Hockey (Cost is $40 plus any affiliate fees if applicable).

  • Complete the background screening.

  • Complete SafeSport Module

  • Complete Age Specific Modules