Coaching Requirements

2023-24 SEASON REQUIREMENTS

VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZATIONAL STAFF

 All members of the coaching and organizational staff of the Framingham Youth Hockey Program are volunteers. All members are required to pass a criminal background check (CORI) and have completed all forms and paperwork required by USA Hockey, MA Hockey, SafeSport Training, and FYHP rules.


ALL volunteers (coaches, managers, locker room supervisors, etc.) are required to:

  • Have a valid USA Hockey number.
  • Register as a FYHP Volunteer
  • Have a valid USA Hockey number.
  • Passed a Background Screening (CORI)
  • Complete Safe Sport training.
  • Complete Your Annual USA Hockey CEP (Coaching Education Program) trainings *coaches only
  • Complete Your Age-Specific Online Module *coaches only


USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION

You must Register as a Coach with USA Hockey:

https://membership.usahockey.com/ 


Register as a FYHP Volunteer

This registration will enable you to complete contact information and enter your USA hockey number for the upcoming season. 

Register as a FYHP Volunteer

CORI Screening

http://usahockey.com/backgroundscreen

Massachusetts law requires this EVERY year. At the beginning of the season, they are experience a large backlog, so get this done as soon as possible as it may take up to two weeks to process this. 

SAFESPORT TRAINING

https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

This needs to be completed EVERY season. Once you have registered with USA Hockey complete SafeSport. Upon completion – email a copy of your completed certificate to

AGE-SPECIFIC ONLINE MODULE

For coaches only - you must complete an online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play they will be coaching.

This must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities. A coach cannot be added to a roster unless this is completed.

https://www.usahockey.com/agespecificmodules



CEP (Coaching Education Program)

For coaches only - you must attend a Coaching Education program (CEP) by Jan 01.

All coaches must enter USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program at Level 1, and must continue their education with a coaching clinic each year until, at a minimum, they achieve Level 4.


  • *Coaches for 8U teams should remain at Level 1 until they start coaching an older age level. 
  • A coach may attend only one (1) certification clinic per year. 
  • Once Level 4 is achieved, coaches will need to complete 5 credit hours of continuing education within each subsequent three-year period"


https://coursesearch.usahockey.com.


Please note: You do NOT have to take a clinic in Massachusetts. This means that if there are virtual or in-person options available in other states, you may register for them. 

Typically, there will be sessions through November, but they fill up fast. Register for a course as soon as you can to reserve your spot. Keep an eye on the USA Hockey course listing page as new trainings are added frequently.

Mandatory Requirements:

- Register with USA Hockey

- Passed a Background Screening (CORI)

- Complete SafeSport Training

- Complete Your Annual USA Hockey CEP Clinic

- Complete Your Age-Specific Online Module

FYHP will reimburse CEP fees for any coach in our program who registers and completes all requirements (other than CEP) before 8/1.


FYHP will reimburse CEP plus USA Hockey fees for first-time coaches who registers and complete all requirements (other than CEP) before 8/1.





*** Any coach who does not complete these requirements in a timely manner will be red-lined by USA Hockey and cannot participate in team activities.

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