BENCH STAFF REQUIREMENTS
If you are not already registered in the Hockey Canada Registry (New in 2021) you will need to create an account for yourself, see below.
How to Create a New Account - Click HERE
How to Link your Profile and Check Qualifications - Click HERE
The OMHA will be following Hockey Canada and Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) requirements* for coaches entering the 2022-23 season.
The outlined requirements will be for all coaches (local league or Rep) who wish to be rostered to a team. Previously trained coaches may have attained many of the requirements.
- Head Coaches taking a clinic for the first time will not be required to have a certified status.
- All Head Coaches who require a Development 1 - Certified status but do not have one can be approved to a roster and considered 'in-progress' if they have submitted the 3 certification steps for an in-season evaluation. For information click HERE.
- Coaches with an expiring or expired certified status are required to participate in professional development to maintain their certified status. For information on certification maintenance, click HERE.
- A Head Coach can be conditionally approved if they are enrolled in an OMHA Development 1 clinic or a Development 1 clinic within the Ontario Hockey Federation before December 31st.
*Requirements are subject to change
U9 & Below Programming
HEAD COACHES and ASSISTANT COACHES
ON ICE VOLUNTEERS & MANAGERS
U11 & Above Programming
LOCAL LEAGUE - HEAD COACHES
LOCAL LEAGUE - ASSISTANT COACHES
LOCAL LEAGUE - TRAINERS
REP B, C - HEAD COACHES - U11-U18
REP B, C - ASSISTANT COACHES - U11-U18
REP B, C - TRAINERS
LOCAL LEAGUE, REP B, C - MANAGERS
If you are currently D1 certified and it has not expired or are getting D1 certified, you will need to earn 20 Professional Development (PD) points every 5 years to maintain your certification and avoid having to retake the D1 course.
PD Points can be earned by:
- taking online or in-person clinics offered by OMHA
- by taking online clinics offered by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)
- you will earn 1 PD point for each year you actively coach. You will need to self-report these in 'The Locker' (see below)
To sign up for clinics offered by the CAC and monitor your D1 status you will need to register yourself with the national Coach Certification Program (NCCP) as this is what Hockey Canada uses to track coaches. Once registered with the NCCP, you will have access to your coaching transcript through what is called 'The Locker'.
For instructions on how to access 'The Locker', click HERE
or watch a training video by clicking HERE