Team Staff Certification Requirements


EGHA coaches are required to complete appropriate certification with Hockey Alberta. The following information will help you understand the requirements and where the courses are offered. Please refer to the Hockey Alberta Coaching Requirements page for the most up-to-date information. 

U7 and U9 Requirements:

For U7 and U9 teams, the following requirements must be met:

  • 1 coach for every 10 players must have Coach 1
  • 1 coach for every 10 players must have Safety
  • All bench officials must have Respect in Sport Activity Leader
  • All players must have Respect in Sport Parent 

U11, U13, U15 and U18 Requirements:

For U11, U13, U15 and U18 teams, the following requirements must be met:

  • Head coach must have Coach 2
  • Head coach must have Checking Skills
  • 1 bench staff member must have Respect in Sport Activity Leader
  • All bench officials must have Respect in Sport Activity Leader
  • All players must have Respect in Sport Parent

U21 Rec Requirements:

For U21 Rec teams, the following requirements must be met:

  • Head coach must have Coach 2
  • Head coach must have Checking Skills
  • 1 bench staff member must have Safety 

Note: EGHA requires at least one female bench staff for every EGHA team. Female bench staff can be a head coach, assistant coach or female player assistant. Female player assistants are still required to complete Respect in Sport Activity Leader and it is recommended the female player assistant completes the Safety Program.

Deadline for certification  

All EGHA coaches, assistant coaches, FPA (female player assistants) are required to complete the necessary certifications by November 15 of the current season.

Hockey Alberta - Clinic Registration

Coaches and bench staff will register for their courses individually. Once training has been completed, receipts can be submitted to treasurer@egha.ab.ca for reimbursement. Head coaches are eligible for 100% reimbursement for required courses and assistant coaches are eligible for 50% reimbursement for required courses. EGHA does not reimburse for Respect in Sport Activity Leader.

Visit the Hockey Alberta website to register for clinics.

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