- From: Dustin Stewart, Hockey Manitoba Development Coordinator
- Bulletin No: 17-03
- CC: Council Representatives, Board of Directors, Registrars
Coaching Clinics are now live for registration across the province and as registration begins to pick up please review the below information for some changes and important information regarding the Coaching Program.
All Coach, Respect in Sport and Safety certification MUST be completed by December 1st.
Going forward there will only be 6 levels of coaching recognized on the HCR and all existing coaches will have their HCR profile changed to reflect one of the following 6 levels.
- Coach 1 – Intro to Coach
- Coach 2 – Coach Level
- Development 1
- High Performance 1
- High Performance 2
- Coach – Instructional Stream – Checking Skills 1
Trained vs. Certified
Coaches are separated into two categories, TRAINED and CERTIFIED. All coaches that have taken a Coach 1 – Intro to Coach or a Coach 2 – Coach Level clinic are under the TRAINED category. All coaches that have completed Development 1 and High Performance 1, including a field evaluation, are under the CERTIFIED category.
In order to achieve CERTIFIED status a coach must complete a field evaluation, which is only done at the Development 1 and High Performance 1 levels.
Beginning in the 2016-17 hockey season the Coach 1 – Intro to Coach and the Coach 2 – Coach Level certification clinics will be run as separate clinics. Any coach that is coaching at the Initiation Level (5&6-Years old) is required to attend a Coach 1 – Intro to Coach in person clinic. Coaches entering into coaching at the Novice level or above are required to attend a Coach 2 – Coach Level in person clinic.
Respect in Sport
All coaches registering for a clinic must complete the Respect in Sport – Coaches and Activity Leaders course. This is a 3 hour online course offered free through Sport Manitoba and deals with anti-harassment subject matter from the prospective of a coach.
Please note that beginning next season Hockey Manitoba will no longer accept the Speak Out course for coaches. Also any coach that completed their Respect in Sport prior to 2012 will be required to re-certify with Respect in Sport (This goes into effect June 1, 2017)
All teams are required to have a certified Hockey Canada Safety Person on the team roster. Any team that does not have a Safety Person on the roster by December 1st will be ineligible for league play the remainder of the season. Please ensure one of your team staff complete the HU – Online Safety course via eHockey.
For the 2016-17 hockey season head coaches for all Atom, Peewee and Bantam male teams are required to attend a Coach – Instructional Stream – Checking Skills 1 clinic. These clinics will be offered in each region across the province from the middle of October until the end of November and for the 2016-17 season Hockey Manitoba has made these clinics free to attend. We ask that only head coaches attend the clinics as there are not enough clinics to accommodate all bench staff.
High Performance 1
Continuing this season it is a requirement that all head coaches for Major Bantam Male AAA teams and Female Bantam AAA/AA teams either have completed or be currently enrolled in the High Performance 1 Program. Assistant at both of these levels are required to complete a Development 1 coaching course.
Coaches at the Female Bantam AAA/AA level have been given a grace period of three years to either complete or enroll in HP1 which means that if they are not enrolled in HP1 this current season they would still be eligible to coach. If they do not enroll in the program by the 2017-18 season they would not be eligible to coach any team requiring an HP1 Certified coach.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me here at the Hockey Manitoba office.