The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) clinics were developed by Hockey Canada and are used in the hockey associations all across Canada.
Coaches in Alberta have access to a wide variety of clinics and training opportunities to help develop their skills as teachers and instructors of players of all ages across the province. Hockey Alberta is responsible for the training and development of coaches throughout the province through facilitating clinics and certification.
Failure to have a Coach on the bench who has their qualification during games and on the ice during practices may result in the Head Coach being suspended pending a discipline hearing.
Southwest requires at least one Assistant Coach on each team complete the required Head Coach certifications. During the hockey season the Head Coach may not be able to perform their duties 100% of the time due to illness, suspension, or other personal reasons.
Required coaching courses are hosted across the province, beginning in September and ending November 15.
Southwest Coaching Requirements
The following are the minimum requirements for ALL Southwest Hockey Coaches.
These items are required to be on your file before you will be added to a roster or permitted on the ice.
|TeamSnap Register to Coach for New or Returning||10 minute ONLINE submission||1 season||Click Here|
|Police Information Check||30 minute ONLINE submission||3 seasons||Click Here|
|Respect in Sport "Activity Leader" (not Parent)||4-hour ONLINE course||4 seasons||Click Here|
|HU - Safety||4-hour ONLINE course||3 seasons||Click Here|
Hockey Canada Certifications - Due NOV 15th
All of these courses are hosted by Hockey Alberta across the province, beginning in September, and ending November 15.
You only need to ever take the courses below - ONCE. None of these have an expiry date!
The "in person" Coach Level 1 and Coach Level 2 are different certifications and Coach Level 2 does not cover a Coach Level 1 requirement.
You are considered "CERTIFIED" for 2 part courses after completion of both part 1 & 2.
Reimbursement is not available for course completion if you are not considered certified for that requirement.
Review the Hockey Certification Chart - Click Here
|HU-ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2||ALL||4-hour ONLINE course||Prerequisite to "in person" course for Coach 1 and Coach 2|
|Coach 1 - Intro to Hockey||U7 & U9||In-Person - 4 hours classroom followed by 1.5 hours on ice||You must have completed HU-ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2|
|Coach 2 - Coach Level||U11 to U18||In-Person - 4 hours classroom followed by 1.5 hours on ice||You must have completed HU-ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2|
|HU- ONLINE Checking||U11 to U18||1.5 hours ONLINE course||Prerequisite to "in person" course for COACH-INSTRUCTIONAL STREAM Checking Skills|
|COACH-INSTRUCTIONAL STREAM Checking Skills||U11 to U18||In-Person - 2 hours classroom followed by 1.5 hours on ice||You must have completed HU-ONLINE Checking|
Ready to sign-up for a Clinic?
All of these courses are hosted by Hockey Alberta across the province.
Courses are offered beginning in September, and ending November 15.
Need help on how to sign up for a clinic -- CLICK HERE for a Tutorial Video
Submissions accepted November 1, 2022 ---> February 1, 2023
Only courses taken in the current season are eligible.
2 part courses - to qualify for reimbursement you must be "CERTIFIED" in the course.
If you are not sure contact Registrar for pre-approval.