Coaching Requirements

The Following are required for coaches in the AAHL       


Registration through USA Hockey (Valid for 1 year / season, 9-1 through 8-31. Must be renewed each season)

https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/login_input.action


Completion of SafeSport Certification (Valid for 1 year. Must be renewed each season

https://www.usahockey.com/safesportprogram


Completion of the Mid-Am screening (Valid for 2 years / seasons, 9-1 through 8-31) 

https://www.usahockey.com/backgroundscreen


For More Info:

PA Clearances For USA Hockey


This will need to be completed and updated in the USA Hockey database before you can be included on the team roster and eligible to participate in team activities. 


PENNSYLVANIA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCES (CY113) (Valid for 60 months / 5 years):  

This is a check for a record of abuse on a child.  

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS 


This will need to be uploaded to NCSI to complete the background screening process. 


PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS (SP4-164) (Valid for 60 months / 5 years): 

 https://epatch.state.pa.us/ .  


This is a PA State Police criminal record check.  This will need to be uploaded to NCSI to complete the background screening process.  


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK (Valid for 60 months / 5 years): 

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is utilizing IdentoGO to process fingerprint-based FBI criminal background checks. The fingerprint based background check is a multiple step process.  You must first register online, and then go and actually have your fingerprints taken, and then wait for the results. You can register online by following this link: 


https://uenroll.identogo.com/

The required code for volunteers is 1KG6ZJ. The required code for employees is 1KG756.


The actual finger printing can be done at:

T.B.D.


Or If applicable:

A Volunteer Affidavit can be used in lieu of an FBI Check by anyone who has lived in PA for the last 10 consecutive years AND is participating as a volunteer with USA Hockey.

FBI Fingerprint Waiver


 FBI Fingerprint results or the Volunteer Affidavit will need to be uploaded to NCSI to complete the background screening process.   

 

Completion of the Age Specific Modules (Needed for the level that you are coaching at)

https://www.usahockey.com/agespecificmodules


This will need to be completed before you can be included on the team roster and eligible to participate in team activities. 


Completion of the CDC online concussion training module (Valid for 1 year / season. Req'd for High School Coaches, recommended for Amateur Coaches) 


https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html

This will need to be completed before you can be included on the team roster and eligible to participate in team activities. 


Completion of the correct level of Coaching Certification as required (as outlined below)

1. (a) and (b) above.YEARS OF COACHING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Year 1 (ex: 2011-12) Level 1 clinic + age-specific component


Year 2 (ex: 2012-13) Level 2 clinic + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 3 (ex: 2013-14) Level 3 clinic (expires Dec. 31, 2015) + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 4 (ex: 2014-15) No Level certification required but can attend a Level 4 clinic + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 5 (ex: 2015-16) Complete the online Level 3 Recertification Track 1 (expires Dec. 31, 2017), or attend a Level 4 clinic + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 6 (ex: 2016-17) No Level certification required but can attend a Level 4 clinic + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 7 (ex: 2017-18) Complete the online Level 3 Recertification Track 2 (expires Dec. 31, 2019), or attend a Level 4 clinic + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 8 (ex: 2018-19) No Level certification required but can attend a Level 4 clinic + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 9 (ex: 2019-20) Must attend a Level 4 clinic + age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level


Year 10 and beyond No Level recertification required but must complete agespecific component if not previously taken for current age level.


To register for a clinic please look here:

https://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics


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