5 steps to becoming a USA Hockey Coach
Canton Minor Hockey coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share two important characteristics; they are ALL volunteers and they all care deeply about the development of all the players on their teams. Our coaches require the support of the player’s parents. Anything parents can do to help with off-ice responsibilities is encouraged.
All head coaches will be selected by the President. All assistant coaches will be selected by the head coach. Selection criterion for becoming a coach becomes more rigorous as the age and level of competition of the players increases.
All coaches must obtain the USA Hockey certification appropriate to the level at which they are coaching. Head and Assistant coaches must be fully familiar with this handbook, NYS Amateur Hockey Association’s annual guidebook and all USA Hockey rules and regulations.
USA Hockey provides training and certification to individuals who wish to coach through the Coaching Educational Program (CEP). This program is administered through USA Hockey in the form of clinics and online modules. These clinics and modules are specifically designed to supply each coach with the knowledge of his/her responsibilities and skills that will equip him/her to do the best possible job at any level of play. USA Hockey and Canton Minor Hockey require all persons interested in becoming coaches to be compliant with USA Hockey coaching certification requirements.
Canton Minor Hockey Commissioner