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Coach & Team Manager Certifications

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Coach or Team Manager! The following is a list of everything you need to do to become a Coach or Team Manager. Please remember that ALL of  the following requirements (except CEP classes) must be completed prior to the beginning of the season.

How to Become a Coach

  1. Head Coaches Only: Fill out a TCYH Coaching Application.  Assistant coaches are appointed by Head Coaches. Skip to step 2 if you're an Assistant Coach. https://www.tricountyyouthhockey.com/coaches

  2. Register as a member of USA Hockey (Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees if applicable). https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/login_input.action

  3. Complete NY Background Check Screening (required every two years) -   http://www.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/VSSNYSAHA 

  4. Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training (required every year*).    *If you completed your Safe Sport training during the 2018-19 season, you do not need to complete it this season. From this point forward, everyone must complete Safe Sport training annually -  http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

  5. Register as a Tri-County Youth Hockey Coach. https://bit.ly/2MlWAHM

  6. Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module)    http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/892966-age-specific-modules

  7. Find, register and attend the required CEP Clinic. (Cost is $40 plus any lunch fees if applicable) You can only attend one clinic per season. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31)  Complete CEP Clinic by December 31st (each year for levels 1-3; level 3 is two year with two online updates, each for an additional two years; levels 4 and 5 are permanent) (there is an exception for 8U and younger that you can stay at Level 1 or your current level, if higher, if you so choose)    http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/892976-coaching-clinics

How to become a Team Manager

  1. Head Coaches appoint Team Managers. If you're interested in managing your team, please contact your child's Head Coach. If you're the appointed manager, congratulations! Here's how you get started:

  2. Register as a member of USA Hockey (Free for team managers and off ice volunteers). https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/login_input.action

  3. Complete NY Background Check Screening (required every two years) -   http://www.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/VSSNYSAHA 

  4. Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training (required every year*).    *If you completed your Safe Sport training during the 2018-19 season, you do not need to complete it this season. From this point forward, everyone must complete Safe Sport training annually -  http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

  5. Register as a Tri-County Youth Hockey Team Manager. https://bit.ly/2MlWAHM

NYSAHL CEP Clinics

The NYSAHL West Section CEP Clinics for Levels 1, 2, and 3 are posted on USA Hockey and are open for registrations.  These will fill up quickly so please make your arrangements and register ASAP.

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