Coaches Corner

SHA Coaching Requirements & Clinics


We have made some adjustments to a couple of coaching regulations. The deadline for ALL team staff to acquire the training is now JANUARY 10.

The Coach 1 Intro clinic now covers both the Initiation & Novice coaches.

The CHECKING requirement has been adjusted for NOVICE & ATOM coaches to only take the new online HU-CHECKING clinic. All Pee Wee through Midget coaches will still attend the in person Checking clinic.


For Minor Hockey Male and Female: All coaches must obtain the appropriate coaching level, as defined by the Regulations, by January 10of the current season. Individuals must complete the online coach modules delivered through Hockey University (HU) then fully attend & participate at an in person coach clinic to achieve "Trained" status (formerly known as "certified").

The course you require to be "Trained" in is specific to the level you are currently coaching. Each course stream of training is designed to cover pertinent learning & skills content appropriate for the level of athlete which you’ll currently be coaching.

All coaches & team staff are required to complete Respect in Sport (RIS) online.

It is important that ALL team staff members understand what training is required for all levels of hockey. Ex: who requires Coach Level, Checking, Safety, Respect in Sport, Intro to Coach. Visit our TEAM STAFF REQUIREMENT page (link at bottom of page) to learn more.

There are 3 Steps to becoming a "Trained" coach.

STEP 1: Hockey University - Community Coach Stream (HU-ONLINE COACH 1 / 2)

- Complete the online coach modules

- Click here to get started

STEP 2: Respect in Sport Coach (RIS)

- Complete the online modules

- Click here to get started

STEP 3: Attend an in person clinic

- Visit our Training & Clinic page to select your clinic

To determine what course you require visit our TEAM STAFF REQUIREMENT page. (Link at the bottom of page)

Once again all team officials must complete Respect in Sport on-line. All of the coaching programs are free of charge.

Coaches are encouraged to register on Hockey Canada's eHockey which is your pathway to view your Hockey Canada profile showing all the clinics they have attended, all of their coach qualifications, past and present teams they have coached, their teams that they played for and their officiating experience. This is also where they will sign up for any clinics that are being offered through the SHA. A list of Coach Certification requirements, list of Coaching Clinics and direct links can be found

Coaches who attend our Coach 1 Intro, Coach 2 Level & Development 1 clinics will receive a "code" to a one-year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network APP. This APP has all of the Hockey Canada coaching manuals, drills, videos and educational material to improve the coaching experience.

New this year is our support to the Initiation division with our SHA IP Mentor program. Our province has been split into 27 regions with a mentor assigned to each region. Our mentors will assist coaches in a variety of ways; as a resource person, practice observations, one on one mentoring. Check out our SHA IP Mentor Program to determine who your regional mentor is.

To check your Hockey Canada Profile and check the certifications you have completed:

Coaching Staff Requirements are located at this link:

Coaching clinic signups at this link:

Respect in Sport for Coaches Signup:



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