Training & Certification for Hockey Instructor/Coach

In order to become a hockey instructor or coach, specific training is required. At a minimum, most places of work require individuals to have a bachelor’s degree in fitness or a related field such as exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, or sports medicine. For those wishing to teach specifically within a school, a teaching degree may also be beneficial. While it is possible to be hired within a high school without a teaching degree, it is highly regarded. Those wishing to become a talent scout will typically have a fitness degree as well as a second degree in sports management. It is also essential for hockey coaches of all levels to be trained in both first aid and CPR, and be at least 18 years old.

Some states require individuals to complete the Coaching Education Program to become both certified and registered as a coach. It is important to research your individual state requirements.

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Connecticut Hockey

Connecticut Hockey Overview The Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) consists of 38 youth hockey organizations throughout the state. These local organizations ...
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Minnesota Hockey

Minnesota Hockey Overview All youth hockey coaches in Minnesota are required to attend a series of clinics, via the Coach Education ...
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Casco Bay Hockey Association

Casco Bay Hockey Association Overview The association's mission is to provide positive life exeperiences through the sport of hockey by allowing ...
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AZ Hockey Academy

AZ Hockey Academy Overview Each training session is designed to increase each athlete's skill-level and also to grow love of the ...
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Hockey Club Fairbanks

Hockey Club Fairbanks Overview USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach ...
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National Federation of State High School Associations

National Federation of State High School Associations Overview Field Hockey, known simply as ‘hockey’ outside of the USA, is one of ...
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Arizona Amateur Hockey Association

Arizona Amateur Hockey Association Overview All USA Ice Hockey Coaches and Coaching Instructors must be registered annually as individual participants of ...
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Team USA

Team USA Overview Qualified coaches are critical to the long-term growth and success of sports. The education and development of coaches ...
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Colorado Amateur Hockey Association

Colorado Amateur Hockey Association Overview All coaches must register with USA Hockey for the new season. The link for the USA ...
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USA Hockey

USA Hockey Overview USA Hockey and the Coaching Education program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration ...
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