Coaching Requirements

Coach Certification Requirements

  • All registered team officials aged 16 and over must have the Respect in Sport certification.  A registered team official is any individual listed for insurance purposes.  This is an individual who will be on the ice with the team at practice or on the bench during games. #8.01.01.f)
  • Communicate with your minor hockey registrar and or division coordinators to make sure that your coaches have their proper coaching credentials.
    • December 15:
      • Final date for any TEAM OFFICIAL to be removed from a team roster
      • The appropriate certifications will be required after this date.
    • December 20:
      • Final date for all team officials to obtain appropriate certifications.
      • Teams will be fined $50 per infraction by Hockey Saskatchewan as per regulation 8.01.01.b

► Please note that individuals who have previously taken Respect in Sport and have received an "Expired" status in the HCR system will not be obligated to recertify during the 2023-24 season. The requirement to recertify for Respect In Sport every five (5) years has been temporarily suspended. The recertification requirement is expected to be in place for the 2024-25 season.

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Please remember: If an individual will ever be on the ice with the team or on the bench with the team, they must be registered with Hockey Canada for insurance purposes. Any unregistered individual who is injured on the ice or on the bench will NOT BE INSURED.

A helper can be listed as a bench helper, volunteer, trainer or assistant manager if they will be assisting on the ice at practice or swinging a gate during games. This individual does require Respect in Sport if they are 16 or older.

Coach & Team Staff Requirements

Team Staff Requirements is designed to help Coaches, Administrators & Trainers determine what certification is required for all levels of hockey.

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» Under-9

» Under-11

» Under-13 (A/B/C/D)

» Under-13 (AA)

» Under-15 (A/B/C/D)

» Under-15 (AA)

» 15-year-old (AA)

» Under-18 (A/B/C/D)

» Under 18 (AA)

» Under-18 (AAA)

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