We are always looking for Coaches to add to our Association. If you are an experienced coach or someone who is looking to get started please contact Leo Nat for more information. Click here to get started!
Coaches and Staff Required Training
Ensure that you have all the necessary training and certification for your position and team level.
ALL team staff must complete the OMHA minimum requirements.
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The OMHA has an extensive list of coaching and player resources available for download on the OMHA website. Click Here to access coaching resources.
Team Staff Position Approval
Assistant coaches, trainers, managers, treasurers, etc. must be submitted to and approved by the PHA before individuals may take up their roles. Click here to fill out a Bench Staff Approval Form.
Clinics and Courses
All clinics and courses are now being run through Spordle/Hockey Canada. (Your previous e-hockey accounts are no longer valid). Click here to access the new sign in page - when searching for clinics in the drop down menus at the top of the page, you will first choose OHF and then choose OMHA to search for applicable clinics and courses.
Codes of Conduct
All Coaches and Team staff are required to follow the PHA and OMHA Codes of Conduct
Members interested in volunteering time as a coach are encouraged to complete the appropriate application and submit to the PHA for consideration. Applications for both Hockey School and House League are available in the off-season and will remain open until all positions have been filled. Select/Rep League applications are available to interested parties in January. Submission deadline is mid-February with interviews conducted shortly afterwards to prepare for Spring Tryouts. The balance of the team staff is selected by the Head Coach once the player roster has been selected. If you are interested in an Assistant, Trainer or Manager role with a team you should make your intentions known to the Head Coach during the tryout period.
As a coach you are a representative of the PHA and are expected to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with that responsibility, both on and off the ice. You are also expected to display good sportsmanship and at all times act in a manner that is consistent with supporting the values of the PHA.
All coaches must comply with Hockey Canada, OHL, and OMHA risk management requirements or other regulations as stipulated from time to time by those associations or by the PHA. At this time there are two key risk management requirements:
1) The PHA's policy on Safety and Risk Management requires that ALL coaches, assistant coaches, trainers or volunteers wear a C.S.A. approved helmet during all on-ice activities.
2) Hockey Canada, as of December 31, 2001, requires all coaches must have completed the “Speak Out” anti harassment and abuse training program.
Based on OMHA regulations all teams MUST have an OMHA approved roster. This requires all staff to be certified with the appropriate coaching or trainers certification as outlined by the OMHA.
Prior to the start of the season all Team Officials must also submit a Police Record Check (PRC) to the PHA. No Team Official will be allowed on ice unless the PRC has been submitted. Failure to provide the PRC prior to the start of the season will immediately terminate your official position with the team and the PHA.