Becoming a Coach
FHA is always seeking experienced coaches (head and assistant) that have coached at a competitive level, and possibly have had some experience in a youth hockey organization dealing with all aspects of a team (including but not limited to the players, parents, fair play, rules/guidelines, teaching, role model, mentor, etc.).
All prospective coaches must complete the requirements for USA Hockey and FHA prior to having regular contact with youth athletes.
Prior to participating in any team activities:
- Register as a Coach with USA Hockey
- Complete National Background Screen
- Review USA Hockey and FHA SafeSport policies and procedures (includes policies on electronic communication, locker rooms, coaches behavior, travel, etc.)
- Complete USA Hockey Safe Sport Training. (Required on an annual basis.)
- Complete USA Hockey Age-Level Module for the level you are intending to coach.
- Complete HEADS UP Youth Sports Concussion Training. (One-time only training.)
- Complete FHA Volunteer Registration and receive acceptance from the FHA Hockey Director.
Prior to December 31:
- Complete Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (as required by USA Hockey)