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Coaching Certification Program

COACHING PROGRAM COORDINATOR – BLAINE STORK
Senior Coordinator of Hockey Development – Coaching

NOTE: Associations will be able request Coach Certification and Coach Specialty Clinics through the office.  Some clinics will be determined with pre–selected associations/communities hosting clinics.  There will be a recommended number of participants for the clinics.

HOCKEY SASKATCHEWAN
COACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

8.01.01 a)    Coaching Requirements

COACHING LEVELS REQUIRED
Division / Category Head Coach Assistant Coach(es) Goalie Coach
U7 (6 & Under) Male & Female Coach 1 Intro, Respect in Sport (RIS) Coach 1 Intro, Respect in Sport (RIS)  
U9 (7 & 8) Male & Female Coach 1 Intro, RIS, Checking Coach 1 Intro, RIS Coach 1 Intro, Goaltending,RIS
U11 (9 & 10) Male & Female Coach 2 Level, RIS, Checking Coach 2 Level, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS, Goaltending
U13 AA (11 & 12) Male & Female Development 1, RIS, Checking Coach 2 Level, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS, Goaltending
U13 A,B,C,D (11 & 12) Male & Female Coach 2 Level, RIS, Checking Coach 2 Level, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS, Goaltending
U15 A,B,C,D (13 & 14) Male & Female Coach 2 Level, RIS, Checking Coach 2 Level, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS, Goaltending
U15 AA Female (13 & 14) Development 1 or High Performance 1, RIS, Checking Development 1 or High Performance 1, RIS Development 1 or High Performance 1, RIS, Goaltending
U15 AA Male (13 & 14) High Performance 1 Certified, RIS, Checking Development 1, RIS Development 1, RIS, Goaltending
Accredited Schools U15 & U18 High Performance 1 Certified, RIS, Checking Development 1, RIS Development 1, RIS, Goaltending
U18 A,B,C,D (15, 16 & 17) Male & Female Coach 2 Level, RIS, Checking Coach 2 Level, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS, Goaltending
U18 AA (15, 16 & 17) Male & Female Development 1, RIS, Checking Coach 2 Level, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS, Goaltending
U18 AAA (15, 16 & 17) Male & Female High Performance 1 Certified, RIS, Checking Development 1, RIS Development 1, RIS, Goaltending
Junior A High Performance 1 Certified, RIS Development 1, RIS  
Canada Games High Performance 1 Certified, RIS High Performance 1 Certified, RIS  

 

Redommended for following Divisions / Categories
Division / Category Head Coach Assistant Coach(es) Goalie Coach
Junior C Development 1, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS  
Junior B Development 1, RIS Development 1, RIS  
Senior AAA Male Development 1, RIS Development 1, RIS  
Senior A,B,C,D Male & Female Development 1, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS  
Program of Excellence High Performance 1, RIS Development 1, RIS  
Sask First Development 1, RIS Coach 2 Level, RIS  

NOTE:  To view in Depth Coaching requirements and Overview go to the Hockey Saskatchewan Website under Development/Coaches/Team Staff Requirements.

b)    For Minor Hockey, all coaches must obtain the appropriate coaching level, as defined by the Regulations, by January 10th of the current season.  It is the Minor Hockey Associations responsibility to ensure all their coaches have the proper coaching certification.  If a coach does not obtain the appropriate coaching certification levels, the Minor Hockey Association they are registered with will be fined $50.00 and he/she may be suspended for the rest of the season and that coach will be unable to be registered for the following season by any Minor Hockey Association until such time all deficient coaching certifications are completed.


NOTE: Coaches must be certified with the proper certification according to the Division/Category that they are coaching. Example: If a coach has Development 1 – Dev 1 and is coaching at the U11 Division, he/she must be certified with Coach 2 – Coach Level certification, or if a coach has Coach 2 – Coach Level and is Coaching U7 he/she must have Intro to Coach Certification.

c)    For Minor Hockey, after the January 10th certification deadline, teams must have at least one coach with the proper certification on the bench at all times.  Teams in violation of this rule may be subject to disciplinary action by either the League President in the case of league games and the Officer of Discipline in all other games.

d)    For the 2021-22 season and beyond, all Female teams registered with Hockey Saskatchewan must have a Female Coach or Assistant Coach registered.

e)    All teams registered with Hockey Saskatchewan must have a least one (1) person who is defined as the Head Coach and must have the appropriate coaching certification level as illustrated.

f)    For Minor Hockey, All teams must have a registered team official certified through the Hockey Canada Safety program (HCSP Level 1 or HU-Safety) by January 10th of the current season.  If a team does not have one team official registered with the proper Safety Certification by January 10th of the current season, the association or team they are registered with will be fined $50.00 per infraction and those teams eligible for Interbranch Competition will be deemed ineligible until such time that a team official is certified through the Hockey Canada Safety Program.

g)    For Minor Hockey, All team officials registered (with the exception of stick boys/girls under the age of sixteen (16)) must have completed Respect In Sport (RIS) On–line by January 10th of the current season.  If a team official does not complete RIS On–line, the Association they are registered with will be fined $50.00 per infraction.
 
h)    For Minor Hockey, all Head Coaches on U9 and U11 Male and
Female teams must complete the new online clinic HU–Online Checking by January 10th of the current season.  It is recommended that all
Assistant Coaches also have the online HU–Checking Certification.  All Head Coaches on U13 to U18 Male and Female teams, must have attended the Hockey Saskatchewan Coach Checking Certification Clinic by January 10th of the current season.  It is recommended that all Assistant Coaches also have the Checking Certification.  If the Head Coach of the registered team does not acquire the Checking Certification by January 10th for the current season, the Association they are registered with will be fined $50.00 per infraction.

i)    For Minor Hockey, at least one team official registered as a coach on U9 to U18 Male and Female teams, must have attended the Hockey Saskatchewan Goaltending Certification Clinic by January 10th of the current season.  It is recommended that all Coaches have the Goaltending Certification. If a team does not have one team official registered as a coach who attended a Goaltending Certification Clinic by January 10th of the current season, the Association they are registered with will be fined $50.00 per infraction.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that ALL Coaches complete the Goaltending Certification Training.

j)    For the safety of all participants, it is mandatory in all levels of Minor hockey within Saskatchewan that any registered Team Official (coach, assistant coach, trainer, manager, stick boy, etc.) guest coach or volunteer who is on the ice for any practice must wear a CSA approved helmet with the chin strap of the helmet securely fastened.

Violations of this policy can be reported to Hockey Saskatchewan by any concerned party, whether a registered participant, stakeholder or member of the public.  Violations must be submitted to Hockey Saskatchewan in writing, including photo or video evidence of the violation.  The submission must provide the date(s) and location(s) of the violation as well as the names of the offending participant(s).

Any team official, team and/or association found to be non-compliant with the Hockey Saskatchewan coach helmet regulation will be subject to sanctions from both the Minor Hockey Association and/or Hockey Saskatchewan.

Sanctions may include but are not limited to:

    i)  Registered team officials may be suspended.

    ii)  Minor Hockey Association (and members) not being able to enter Hockey Saskatchewan Provincial Playoffs.

    iii)  Minor Hockey Association (and members) not being able to host any Hockey Saskatchewan sanctioned event.

    iv)  Minor Hockey Association (and members) not being able to attend any Hockey Saskatchewan sanctioned event.

    v)  Minor Hockey Association’s Hockey Saskatchewan membership reviewed.

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