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05-10-2012, 01:03 PM
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USA Hockey Coaching and Ref certifications

Just curious about getting started for both coaching and reffing, can you get the higher level certifications all at once? I'm in MA.

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I know with reffing you start at the bottom and can only progress a level a year. I have no idea how coaching works.

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USA Hockey is a coaching level per year - you find a clinic happening near you on the USA Hockey website. So the first year you would attend the Level 1 clinic. Next year, go to the Level 2 clinic, etc. Then there are online modules for each age group (mites/squirts/bantams/etc) that you have to complete on top of that. You can take as many of those as you want, but you have to finish one first before you can start the next one. I have my Level 2 for Mites and Squirts.

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Thanks for the info, I'm just not that familiar with what the levels mean, and not that I'm opposed to it, but does that mean a level one can only coach mites/squirts? ...and the same for refs?

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Thanks for the info, I'm just not that familiar with what the levels mean, and not that I'm opposed to it, but does that mean a level one can only coach mites/squirts? ...and the same for refs?
I'm fairly certain you can be level one and do the bantam module, for example, and be able to coach bantams.

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Thanks for the info, I'm just not that familiar with what the levels mean, and not that I'm opposed to it, but does that mean a level one can only coach mites/squirts? ...and the same for refs?
The levels just show progression. You need to keep progressing until you hit level 4. Like Beth said, though, all you need to do to coach a certain age group is take that specific certification module.

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Wow, how long have these requirements been around? Pretty sure my bantam coach couldn't even spell his name let alone go to class or take an online module.

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Wow, how long have these requirements been around? Pretty sure my bantam coach couldn't even spell his name let alone go to class or take an online module.
Did you play in-house or travel? The certifications are not required for in-house in the U.S. They are only required to coach travel hockey teams affiliated with USAH.

And while I think the training is great, having the certs doesn't necessarily mean a coach really knows what he's doing. Some of the worst coaches in our league are USAH certified coaches.

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Did you play in-house or travel? The certifications are not required for in-house in the U.S. They are only required to coach travel hockey teams affiliated with USAH.
I think that depends on the league? Our house league all the coaches have to be USA Hockey certified.

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I think that depends on the league? Our house league all the coaches have to be USA Hockey certified.
True, local leagues can set whatever guidelines they like, but it's not a requirement for a league to be affiliated with USAH. A large in-house youth league like ours would never have enough coaches if they limited it to USAH certified coaches. And until USAH starts offering the courses locally in every major city, a lot of coaches aren't going to go through the trouble of getting certified.

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