All coaches must achieve “Trained” status by December 1st in order to remain eligible for the remainder of the season. Individuals must complete the online modules delivered through Hockey University then fully attend & participate at an in-person coach clinic to achieve “Trained” status (formerly referred as “certified”).
The course you require to be “Trained” in is specific to the level you’re currently coaching. Each course stream of training is designed to cover the pertinent learning & skills content appropriate for the level of athlete which you’ll currently be coaching.
In addition to your appropriate course stream outlined below, all coaches also require the Respect In Sport (RIS) certification (online).
|DIVISION/CATEGORY||HEAD COACH||ASSISTANT COACH|
|Initiation (6 & Under)||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP)||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP)|
|Novice||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP) or Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP) or Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Atom||Coach 2 – Coach Level + Checking 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Peewee||Coach 2 – Coach Level + Checking 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Male Bantam AAA*||High Performance 1 + Checking 1||Development 1|
|Female Bantam AAA, AA**||High Performance 1 + Checking 1||Development 1|
|Bantam AA, A, B, C, D||Coach 2 – Coach Level + Checking 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|High School||Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Midget AA, A, B, C||Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Midget AAA||High Performance 1||Development 1|
|Juvenile||Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Junior A||High Performance 1||Development 1|
|Junior B||Development 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Junior C, OA, Female||Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Men’s Senior AAA||Development 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Men’s Senior A, B, C, D||Respect in Sport||Respect in Sport|
|Women’s Senior AA, A, B||Development 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Program of Excellence||High Performance 1||Development 1|
|Canada Games||High Performance 1||High Performance 1|
|Manitoba Games||Development 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
Note: Head Coaches requiring High Performance 1 have three years to complete the course.
*Male Bantam AAA refers to Winnipeg Bantam 1 (Major) and Bantam Rural AAA teams only.
Winnipeg Bantam 2 (Minor) teams fall under Male Bantam AA requirements.
**Female Bantam AAA refers to the rural program, Female Bantam AA refers to the Winnipeg program.
Once you have determined your appropriate course stream visit our COACH TRAINING & CLINICS page to begin the training process.