All coaches must achieve “Trained” status 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 a virtual 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).
*** The coaching certification deadline for the 2023 – 2024 season is Friday December 1st, 2023.
|DIVISION/CATEGORY||HEAD COACH||ASSISTANT COACH|
|Under-7||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP)||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP)|
|Under-9||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP) or Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 1 – Intro to Coach (IP) or Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Under-11||Coach 2 – Coach Level + Checking 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Under-13||Coach 2 – Coach Level + Checking 1||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Male Under-15 AAA*||High Performance 1 + Checking 1||Development 1|
|Female Under-15 AAA, AA**||High Performance 1 + Checking 1||Development 1|
|Under-15 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|
|Under-18 AA, A, B, C||Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Under-18 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|
|Senior Female AA, A, B||Coach 2 – Coach Level||Coach 2 – Coach Level|
|Hockey Canada Accredited School||High Performance 1||Development 1|
|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 Under-15 AAA refers to Winnipeg Under-15 1 (Major) and Under-15 Rural AAA teams only.
Winnipeg Under-15 2 (Minor) teams fall under Male Under-15 AA requirements.
**Female Under-15 AAA refers to the rural program, Female Under-15 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.