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**Coaching Requirements**

USA Hockey and Missouri Hockey require USA Hockey Registration,
Background Screening, SafeSport Compliance, and Age Specific Coaching Modules completed to be eligible to coach. 

Varsity/JV Coaches: must complete the 16/18/19U (Midget) Coaching Module.
B team Coaches: must complete the 16/18/19U (Midget) & the 14U (Bantam) Coaching Modules.

NOTE: All Coaching Module(s) must be completed by December 31st of the current playing season to continue coaching after January 1st.


Steps to Become a USA Hockey Coach

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

  • Register as a member of USA Hockey. (Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees if applicable). Click here for more information.
  • Complete the background screening. Click here.
  • Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training. (Required every year and cannot be added to a roster until completed). Click here for more information.
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module and only needs to be completed once per age level. Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed) Click here to register for the modules.

Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31 each season)

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. The Cost is $55. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. You can take clinics from April 1-Dec. 31 each season. Click here to locate a clinic.