Each clinic's content is developed by Hockey Canada and the member Branches (Hockey Manitoba) train people to teach the clinics and implement the content to coaches. There is no ladder of pre-requisites to climb and no certification supercedes another; coaches simply take the specific certification path that is applicable to the age/category of the athlete they are currently coaching.
Once you've determined your appropriate coaching clinic and have reveiwed all certification information please proceed to the page-bottom to FIND A CLINIC.
Coach Certification Chart:
|DIVISION/CATEGORY||HEAD COACH||ASSISTANT COACH|
|Initiation (6 & Under)||Initiation (IP)||Initiation (IP)|
|Novice (7 & 8)||IP OR Coach||IP OR Coach|
|Atom (9 & 10)||Coach||Coach|
|Peewee (11 & 12)||Coach||Coach|
|Bantam AAA||Dev. 1||Coach|
|Bantam A, B, C, D||Coach||Coach|
|Midget AAA||Dev. 1||Coach|
|Midget AA, A, B, C||Coach||Coach|
|Junior A||HP 1||Dev. 1|
|Junior B||Dev. 1||Coach|
|Junior C, OA, Fem.||Coach||Coach|
|Senior AAA||Dev. 1||Coach|
|Senior A, B, C, D||Respect In Sport||Respect In Sport|
|Female Atom, Peewee, Bantam||Coach||Coach|
|Female Midget A, B, C||Coach||Coach|
|Female Midget AA||Dev. 1||Coach|
|Female Senior AA, A, B||Dev. 1||Coach|
|Program of Excellence||HP 1||Dev. 1|
|Canada Games||HP 1||HP 1|
Clinics are offered through the first part of the hockey season (September-December) to certify coaches, officials and safety persons. Locations vary throughout the province as each member Region has opportunity to host clinics through their Minor Associations.
As a committment to the development of coaches in our province all Initiation, Coach Level, Respect In Sport, and Safety Level 1 clinics are free of charge to Hockey Manitoba members of the current season. Hockey Manitoba members are those who are officially registered on a Hockey Manitoba Team Roster of the current season of the clinic. Those who attend a clinic and are not rostered during the current year will be invoiced shortly following the end of clinic season.
Questions specific to Hockey Manitoba certification requirements and/or deadlines may be directed to:
Rob Smith - Development Coordinator - Hockey Manitoba.
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