Date: Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 4:08pm
To: Minor Hockey Associations & Leagues
From: Peter Woods, Executive Director
CC: Board of Directors, Hockey Manitoba Coaches
Hockey Manitoba has asked all Minor Hockey Associations and League’s to ensure that any team official placed on a roster is certified in accordance to the Hockey Manitoba regulations:
All certification for the Initiation, Coach Level, Development I, Safety and Respect in Sport programs is required by December 1st, 2011.
Respect in Sport
All rostered team officials must have their Respect in Sport (RIS) or Speak Out certification by December 1, 2011 or they will be ineligible to remain on the bench. Please note this is a new regulation this season AND includes managers, safeties, trainers, etc. listed on all team rosters.
Team officials listed as Safety people that have not received the Hockey Canada Safety Program certification by December 1, 2011 are ineligible to continue and MUST BE RELEASED FROM THE ROSTER. All teams then must appoint a certified Safety person to their roster to continue play.
Initiation & Coach Level
All Coaches/Instructors coaching 6 years of age and under teams must have the Initiation Program Certification. All Coaches/Instructors coaching 7 & 8 years of age (Novice) must have either the Initiation or Coach Level certification. Please note this is a new regulation this season
Minor Hockey Associations will be charged $50.00 for each rostered coach that is not properly certified with the Initiation or Coach Level certification by December 1, 2011. Coaches will remain eligible to coach for the remainder of the current season (if their MHA allows them to continue), once the fine has been paid. The charge must be paid in full to remain in good standing with Hockey Manitoba. Fees collected will be utilized in the future promotion of the coach development and certification programs.
All team officials not certified as indicated above will not be permitted to roster with any new team (including development programs or extended season teams) during the current season. In addition, they will be ineligible to roster in any subsequent season until properly certified.
Please Note: Minor Hockey Associations will not be charged for deficient team officials that are released from their roster by the December 1st certification deadline.
Associations using the HCR database can obtain a deficiency report to determine the status of each of their coaches’ certification or can contact their respective Hockey Manitoba Zone registrar to obtain this list. Thank you.
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