USA Hockey, the Coaching Education Program, and RAYHA require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration with USA Hockey and RAYHA is done on a yearly basis. Coaching certification in specific age levels is also required.
RAYHA Coaching Registration
Registration with RAYHA is required for all head and assistant coach positions at all levels. Click the button below to be directed to the RAYHA Coaching Registration page. You will need your USA Hockey number to register.
USA Hockey Coaching Requirements
The following USA Hockey requirements must be completed prior to participating in any team activities:
If you have previously coached hockey, you can check the status of your requirements by logging into your USA Hockey profile. Click the button below to be directed to the USA Hockey "my profile" login page.
USA Hockey Membership Registration
Click the button below to register with USA Hockey. You will need to be registered with USA Hockey to complete all other requirements.
A passed background screening is required on a bi-annual basis. All background screenings submitted after April 1st of each year are good for two seasons. For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2022 will be valid through the end of the 2023-24 season, which is August 31 of each year.
Click the button below to be directed to USA Hockey's background screening page.
USA Hockey SafeSport Training
SafeSport training is required every year and a coach cannot be added to a roster until it has been completed. USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, players, employees and volunteers are entitled to take the training at no cost. The Safe Sport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for twelve (12) months beginning on 4/1/22.
Click the button below to be directed to the USA Hockey SafeSport website.
Online Age-specific Modules
Only needs to be completed once per age level. Must be completed prior to participating in any team activities. Coaches cannot be added to a roster until the module(s) have been completed. The cost is $10 per module.
Click the button below to be directed to the USA Hockey Online Age-specific Modules page:
Coaching Education Program (CEP)
All coaches must have the required certification level by January 1 of the current season.
Click the button below to be directed to USA Hockey's Coaching Clinics page.
CEP Level Progression Information
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 of only 8 and Under players, as well as coaches of may remain at Level 1 or other certification level, even if expired, until such time as they are coaching any older age level of play.
Reimbursement of Coaching Requirements
RAYHA offers reimbursement to coaches for the following coaching requirement fees:
- USA Hockey Membership Registration
- Background Screening
- Online Age-specific Modules
- CEP Clinic Registration
RAYHA does not reimburse for travel costs, lodging, meals, or any other cost incurred.
(This process is in development. Please check back for updates)