- A Head Coach’s appointment term is for one season unless reappointed.
- A Head Coach must be registered with the National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP); All Coaches coaching Initiation must be Coach 1 - Intro to Coach "Trained". All Coaches coaching Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, Juvenile in the community sport stream as determined by the branch must be Coach 2 - Coach Level "Trained".
- All Assistant Coaches on a Rep bench must be registered with the NCCP with a minimum certification Level “Coach 1”.
- All teams must have only female trainers and who are registered with a minimum of Hockey Trainer Certificate Program (HTCP) with a minimum Level I certification. The Trainer must be present at all OWHA sanctioned events including all games, practices and dry-land training. The Trainer is responsible for the ongoing enforcement of the use of mouthguards during both practices and games. Trainers have the final say over coaches in whether players are healthy to play games and practice.
All Staff, including Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers and Managers are required to have a valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerability Sector Screening (VSS), and either Hockey Canada Speak Out (HCSO) certificate or Respect In Sport (RIS) certificate. CRC/VSS certificates must be current at all times.
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
CERTIFICATION AND CLINICS
Please see the link below to the OWHA for further information on coaching certifications and clinics.
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