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)



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


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


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

 https://epatch.state.pa.us/ .  

This is a criminal record check.  This will need to be turned in to the AAHL registrar before you can be included on the team roster and eligible to participate in team activities.  


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 and following the instructions on the form.  The required code will be listed on this form.

http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_267907.pdf

The actual finger printing can be done at:

The Armstrong Center for Community Learning

81 Glade Drive

Kittanning PA 16201  

Their hours are Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

 

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

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) 

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: