2022-2023 Coaching/Volunteer Certification Clinics and Information
Thank you for volunteering with Tasa Minor Hockey Association
***IMPORTANT: Do not register for a course unless formally appointed by TASA Minor Hockey to the position of Coach, Instructor, or Trainer, as these are a cost to TASA Minor Hockey. Anyone registering for courses before formally appointed will be personally responsible for the cost of the course.
For all inquiries related to Coaching courses, please contact TASA Certification Coordinator, Ron Jewers at [email protected]
DO NOT CONTACT HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA to register for clinics - they will not register you without TASA Approval. It is strongly recommended you contact the Certification Coordinator Ron Jewers at [email protected] for assistance and clinic dates. Your team manager will be informed of the requirements you will need.
For NEW COACHES/Managers/trainers/ safety reps- FIRST STEP Creating a Hockey Registry 3 account - please see the tab on the Tasa website called Hockey Canada Registry 3 setup
Please review the requirements for the position you are involved with and the division of hockey as per below or at following link as well
For All other previous Coaches/Managers-
(Important: Please see the tab on Tasa website called Hockey Canada Registry 3 setup to link your old ehockey account place link to the TAB
Check your Hockey CANADA Registry 3 Learning ACCOUNT for past courses acquired at the link below to register for coaching courses. You can also register for all courses required at the link below
Please review the requirements for the position you are involved with and the division of hockey as per below. \
IMPORTANT CHANGES: for 22-23
1. There is more Virtual Classroms this season but you can still do classroom on some dates if you wish.
2. A mandatory online Risk Management course for all bench staff is required Hockey University Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
Courses and Clinic information and Registration Procedures
Hockey NS Coach Certification, what do I need?
U7 - All on ice instructors/coaches/assistants must complete the Intro Coach program along with the Risk Management screening and Respect in Sport (or Speak Out) and Planning a Safe Return to Hockey online At least one instructor must have Hockey Canada Safety (HCSP1).
U9 - All coaches/assistants at all Novice levels, Development, Intermediate and Advancing, must complete the Intro Coach program along with the Risk Management screening and Respect in Sport (or Speak Out) and Planning a Safe Return to Hockey online. At least one bench staff member must have Hockey Canada Safety (HCSP1)
U11/U13/U15/U18/U21 C Divisions- All coaches/assistants must acquire the Intro Coach (NCCP Dev 1 can be used as well) program along with the Risk Management screening and Respect in Sport (or Speak Out) and Planning a Safe Return to Hockey online) and at least one coach staff member must have the Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP1).
U11/U13/U15/U18 B Divisions - All Coaches/Assistants must complete the NCCP Development Stream A level clinic (NCCP Dev 1) along with the Risk Management screening, Planning a Safe Return to Hockey online and Respect in Sport (or Speak OUT). As well at least one person on the bench staff of all B teams must be certified with the Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP1).
U11/U13/U15/U18 AAA, AA and A Divisions -All Coaches/Assistants must complete the NCCP Development Stream A level clinic (NCCP Dev 1), the Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP1), Planning a Safe Return to Hockey online along with the Risk Management screening and Respect in Sport (or Speak Out).
Managers- for all levels require the Respect in sport bench staff course, The Criminal Record/ Vulnerable Sector check and the new Planning a Safe Return to Hockey course.
HCSP LEVEL 2 (Hockey Canada Safety Program): It is recommended that all teams at the “AAA”, “AA”, and “A” levels have at least one member of the bench staff certified at the HCSP Level II. HCSP Level II is available to individuals who hold a valid First Aid certificate and CPR Level “C” from a recognized agency. HCSP Level II is provided once an individual provides proof of certification. There is no clinic training required for this certification. With this certification, an individual will have to refresh every five (5) years instead of every three (3) years. Individuals interested in obtaining this certification may do so by providing proof of the required qualifications to Hockey Nova Scotia. (SEE TASA SAFETY TAB FOR DATES INFO for STANDARD FIRST AID/CPR-C in METRO)
HOW TO REGISTER- please ensure you register using your HCR 3 account link below
HSP Safety Level 1 is an online course only. The course can also be renewed via online study as the course is good for 3 years thus it does expire.
Intro to Coaching/HU online now is 2 parts with Part 1 will be completed online via registration in HCR 3 and part 2 will be done in classroom study ½ day or NEW SINCE 21-22 option of virtual classroom. The online course must be completed before you can register for part 2 on your HCR 3 account.
Coach Development NCCP Dev 1
NCCP Dev 1 Coaching Course - Coach will register via their HCR 3 account and advise their Certification Coordinator with their receipt. This course can take 2 to 3 sessions and can be done via classroom or new 22-23 in virtual classroom. (Please ensure you register for all listed dates the clinic schedule indicates so if 3 dates you register for all 3 dates listed) the clinic schedule is to be listed at this link below as well
Coaching Clinic Schedule | Hockey Nova Scotia
In TASA - our trainers are registered also as an Assistant Coach in a dual position. If by chance you are considered as just the trainer (on rare occasion in TASA) then the Hockey NS definition of a Trainer ONLY is as follows:
“A person who is on the bench during the games to attend to any injuries. This person is on the bench or in the rink during practices as well - but does not go on the ice at all to help with any practices”
You will then require the HCSP Level 1 course/Risk management screening, Respect in Sport (or Speak out) and the Planning on safe return to hockey course.
Grandfather Clause for Coach Courses
NOTE: For the NCCP Dev1-, coaches who have previously certified in either the NCCP Coach or NCCP Intermediate levels are not required to take the new NCCP Development I Level Clinic. They will be eligible to coach at any level and any position with what they currently have.
If you are a FIRST RESPONDER (e.g., Doctor/Nurse/Paramedic/ Firefighter etc.):
All medically trained professionals must take the HSP Level 1 Course if required above. The reason is it deals with rink safety, hockey equipment fitting and various other non-first aid topics that are specific to hockey. But see HCSP Level 2 section above as you probably will qualify to upgrade your certification once you complete the course.
Age Groups: Coaches and instructors at the U7 entry level and U9 levels will not be permitted to register for the NCCP Development Level I clinic. Coaches and instructors must register in the clinic established as appropriate to the age grouping of the players they are coaching/instructing.
There are no exceptions to the certification requirements and the staff courses required must be present in your Ehockey Hockey Canada account before Dec 1, 2022 in most cases. It is the responsibility of the coach and his/her Minor Hockey Association to ensure all requirements are met.
Nov 30, 2022 Deadlines of requirements of courses and checks that must registered to your Ehockey account:
Respect in Sport for Bench Staff completed by Nov 30, 2022
Hockey Canada Safety must be completed by Nov 30, 2022
Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Check must be completed by Nov 30, 2022
Planning a Safe return to hockey- Nov 30/2022
Nov 30/22 deadline (if you do not meet the deadline you have to suspend your duties until you meet the requirements)
Intro to Coaching (HU COMM Stream) online must be completed by Nov 30 2022 (if available).
NCCP Dev1 -must be completed by Nov 30, 2022 and or you must be registered to a classroom session by Nov 30, 2022, for all dates in Dec 2022 and Jan 2023 (if available).
Hockey NS Definitions:
Coach or Assistant Coach - A person who is both on the bench during games and is on the ice during practices
Manager - A person who volunteers to help out a team with booking ice time, submitting tournament applications and making travel plans, coordinates team budgets and fundraising events. This person does not go on the bench during games and does not go on the ice during practice.
Any Questions please contact Ron Jewers Coach Certification at [email protected] ASAP
Risk Management Screening, who needs what?
For all inquiries related to Risk Management (Vulnerable Sector Check, Criminal Records Checks, Planning a safe Return to Hockey, Respect in Sport – Parent, and Respect in Sport - Bench Staff), please contact TASA Risk Management VP, Dianne Lyver at [email protected]
What is Risk Management Screening?
All volunteers at all levels - Regardless of your volunteer position (e.g., coach, assistant coach, trainer or manager), all volunteers registered with any minor hockey team or association must complete the HNS Risk Management screening process of Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector check. (A complete screening policy and process can be found under the Risk Management TASA tab). Criminal Records/ Vulnerable Sector checks must be resubmitted every 3 years.
All volunteers at all levels - Regardless of your volunteer position (e.g., coach, assistant coach, trainer or manager), all volunteers registered with any minor hockey team or association must have completed the Speakout course (no longer available) or take the Respect in Sport (RIS) Bench Staff program. This is an online course and the individual covers the cost and or the fundraising from team, which is approximately $30.00 +HST. See the Respect in Sport STAFF link in the Risk Management TAB on the TASA website for completion instructions.
***All Bench staff including managers must complete the The Planning a Safe Return to hockey online course
Please note that the Respect in Sport (RIS) Bench staff is a different and separate course from the Respect in Sport (RIS) Parent program.