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Coach Clinics

SMHA COACHING CLINICS

 
SMHA is the busiest centre in Saskatchewan for hosting Coaching Clinics.  Thank you for taking your clinic through SMHA.

SHA requires all certifications to be obtained by January 31st annually.  Clinics are offered from October to January annually.

 
IMPORTANT NOTICE - SMHA WILL BE OFFERING A COACH LEVEL CLINIC IN SEPTEMBER 2014 AS FOLLOWS:

ICOACH LEVEL - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 - 3:15 - 7:15 PM AT HAROLD LATRACE ARENA

NOTE - REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING AUGUST 15, 2014 **
PLEASE CALL IRENE AT 306-244-1363 TO REGISTER
Phone Registrations Only for these two clinics please

** FROM AUGUST 15-AUGUST 31, 2014, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO SMHA COACHES WHO WERE FINED BY SHA FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON WHO ARE WISHING TO COACH IN 2014-2015.

FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST ON, REGISTRATION FOR THESE TWO SEPTEMBER CLINICS WILL BE OPEN TO ANY COACHES. 

 
 

Coach and Team Staff Certification Requirements for 2014-2015


2014-2015 TEAM STAFF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The SHA approved the 2014-2015 Coaches and Team Official certification requirements at their 2014 AGM. 
 
Note that there are a few key new requirements:

 
  1.  All Head Coaches in Novice and older must now have the Checking Certification. It used to be that the team could have any of the coaches with Checking and be ok. It must be the Head Coach effective this season.  This applies to all teams – male and female.  The Checking course is not just body checking any longer but teaches all types of checking. 
  2. As per # 1 – Head Coaches of all Female teams (Novice and older) and of our No Body Checking teams (Bantam and Midget) must now have the Checking certification. 
  3. The only exception to this requirement will be the Head Coaches of our Rec teams in Atom and Peewee. These Head Coaches will not require Checking certification.
  4. While it came into effect last season, a reminder that all Initiation Program (IP) Coaches – Head or Assistant – must have Intro to Coach.  Coaches and Assistant Coaches will get fined by SHA if they are coaching IP and they only have their Coach Level (Coach Stream).   If an individual does not want to or have the time to take the Intro to Coaching course, they need to insure that they get listed as a Stick Boy.

Please click here for the document that outlines, by age division and level (in some cases), the requirements for minor hockey teams for the upcoming season.


Click here to register on-line for SMHA Coaching Clinics

Please contact Irene Andres-Kidd in the SMHA office for information and to register for clinics. Irene can be reached at 306.244.1363 or by email at smha@sasktel.net

 

Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association

Coaching Certification Levels and Requirements  

 

RESPECT IN SPORT
All registered team officials 16 years of age or older on all teams (no exceptions) must attain their Respect in Sport or Hockey Canada Speak Out (Harassment and Abuse) Program certification by February 1st of the current season. Respect in Sport is available on-line through the SHA website.

CHECKING CERTIFICATION
The Head Coach on all minor teams (male and female) from Novice to Midget must have attended a SHA Checking Certification clinic by February 1st of the current season.
***NEW FOR 2014-2015 - Head Coaches of Female teams (Novice to Midget) and No Body Checking (Bantam and Midget) teams are required to have their Checking Certification.
Exceptions to this rule are the SMHA Novice and Atom Rec Programs (once per week programs).

SAFETY CERTIFICATION
Each team must have one (1) team official listed as either Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, Trainer, or Stick Person attain their Hockey Canada Safety Program certification. NOTE - THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE ONLY ON-LINE THROUGH SHA's HOCKEY UNIVERSITY.

TO BE INSURED YOU MUST BE REGISTERED
All on-ice "helpers" or bench "gate swingers" must be registered on the team certification form. They can be listed as a Stick Boy or an Assistant Manager if they do not / will not have their coaching credentials.  They will still require Respect in Sport or Speak Out if 16 or older.

TEAM MANAGERS
The team Manager only needs to be listed for insurance purposes on the Hockey Canada database if he or she will ever be helping on the ice at practices or on the bench at games.  If not, do not list the team Manager as a registered (insured) team official.  Once they are listed, the team is required for the cost of the HC insurance plus the individual will be required to have Respect in Sport.


Minimum required coaching certifications:

Timbits Initiation (IP) (male & female) - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Intro to Coach & Respect in Sport; Click here for detailed requirements

Novice A, B & C (male & female) - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Coach Level & Respect in Sport; In addition, all Head Coaches require Checking Certification;  Click here for detailed requirements
 
Atom A, B & C (male & female) - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Coach Level; In addition, all Head Coaches require Checking Certification;  Click here for detailed requirements

Atom Rec - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Coach Level; & Respect in Sport; Head Coaches DO NOT require Checking Certification;  Click here for detailed requirements

Peewee AA - Head Coach requires Development I, Respect in Sport AND Checking Certification; Assistant Coaches require Coach Level & Respect in Sport; Click here for detailed requirements

Peewee - A & B (male & female) - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Coach Level & Respect in Sport; In addition, all Head Coaches require Checking Certification; Click here for detailed requirements

Peewee Rec - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Coach Level; & Respect in Sport; Head Coaches DO NOT require Checking Certification;  Click here for detailed requirements

Bantam AA & Midget AAA (male and female)- Head Coach requires Development II, Respect in Sport AND Checking Certification; Assistant Coaches require Development I and Respect in Sport; Click here for detailed requirements

Bantam - A, B, No Body Checking Hockey, Bantam A Female & Bantam Club Female - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Coach Level; In addition, all Head Coaches require Checking Certification; Click here for detailed requirements

Midget AA (male & female)  - Head Coach requires Development I, Respect in Sport AND Checking Certification; Assistant Coaches require Coach Level & Respect in Sport; Click here for detailed requirements

Midget - A, B, No Body Checking Hockey, Midget A Female & Midget Club Female - All coaches (Head & Assistant) require Coach Level  & Respect in Sport; In addition, all Head Coaches require Checking Certification; Click here for detailed requirements

Notes:
  • All minor hockey teams from IP through Midget must have a registered team official (manager, assistant manager, coach, trainer or volunteer) that has the Hockey Canada Safety Certification or the on-line Hockey University Safety Certification.  This individual must also have Respect in Sport.

  • Intro to Coach certification must be attained if coaching players six (6) years and under (if you are coaching IP).

  • Coaches must have Development I certification prior to taking Development II. 


Please click here to view the 2014-2015 SMHA Coaching Clinic Schedule in PDF Form
 
 

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