If you have questions please contact Irene in the SMHA office at 306-244-1363 or by email at email@example.com
SMHA is the busiest centre in Saskatchewan for hosting Coaching, Checking and Goaltender Coach Clinics. Thank you for taking your clinic through SMHA.
Hockey Saskatchewan requires all certifications to be obtained by December 20th annually. Clinics are offered from October to December
Respect in Sport Update
Due to ongoing issues with having the re-certification of Respect in Sport work properly within the HCR, we will delay the re-certification to begin in the 2024/25 season.
Please be aware that a small number of Respect certificates in our hockey system do have an expiry status, as these may have been obtained from another sport or another hockey branch, where an expiry date is imposed. Regardless of where this was obtained, if it is expired it must be renewed.
Thanks for your patience and contact me with any questions,
RESPECT IN SPORT
All registered team officials 16 years of age or older on all teams (no exceptions) must attain their Respect in Sport certification by January 10th of the current season. Respect in Sport is available on-line through the HS website and is free of charge to take. See Respect in Sport FAQ at the bottom of this page...
The Head Coach on all minor teams (male and female) from U13 to U18 must have attended an in-person Hockey Sask Checking Certification clinic by January 10th of the current season. All Head Coaches must also complete the online Checking 1 course on Hockey University.
U9 & U11 Head Coaches must obtain the Hockey University Checking 1 course - the in-person clinic is not required until U13.
*** Head Coaches of Female teams (U9-U18) and no body checking teams in minor hockey are required to have their Checking Certification.
COACH GOALTENDER CERTIFICATION
All minor and female teams from U9 to U18 must have a registered Head Coach or Assistant Coach that has the Coach Goaltender Certification. This individual must also have obtained Respect in Sport. January 10th of the current season is the deadline. This is an in-person clinic with an on-ice portion.
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 by January 10th of the current season. This individual must also have Respect in Sport. NOTE - THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE ONLY ON-LINE THROUGH HOCKEY SASK'S HOCKEY UNIVERSITY and is free of charge to take.
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.
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 and obtain a Criminal Record Check.
** REMINDER THAT ALL REGISTERED TEAM OFFICIALS ON SMHA TEAMS MUST SUBMIT A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK TO THEIR HOME ZONE BY November 20th EACH SEASON.
** Team officials that do not obtain their required coaching certifications by DECEMBER 20TH will be subject to a $100.00 fine from HOCKEY SASKATCHEWAN for each transgression. The coach will also be locked out from registering the next season until the courses are obtained.
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RESPECT IN SPORT (RIS) FAQ:
Respect in Sport Activity Leader
If the coach/team staff have completed the Respect in Sport Activity Leader through another sport, they will need to Transfer it to there own hockey profile.
To do this you will click on the link below:
- select IMPORT YOUR CERTIFICATE
- fill out all the required information.
Why is my completed Respect not on my HCR profile
Senior Coordinator, Development - Coaching
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