Valley Youth Hockey Association

2024-2025 Valley Youth Hockey Coach Registration


Valley Youth Hockey Coach Registration

This registration is your application to coach at all youth levels. USA Hockey defines coaching as on-ice participation or bench coaching/instruction during practice or games. This registration should also be completed if you will serve as Team Manager, Volunteer, or a Student Coach.
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General Information: All applicants interested in serving as a Coach, Team Manager, Volunteer or Student Coach in VYHA must complete and acknowledge this application.  By completing this Application, all successful candidates agree to the following requirements, as applicable:

VYHA Requirements 2024-2025

This applies to coaches, team mangers (TM), volunteers (including penalty box monitors) and student coaches.

(House, Travel, or LTP) that will be on the ice.



USA Hockey Registration – Coach, TM, Volunteer, Student Coach

You will need to register as coach through USA Hockey. There is a fee for the Coach membership number, to include Affiliate fee. The cost is free for Team Manager and Volunteer.

This needs to be completed before you step on the ice.


USA Hockey Background Screening – Coach, TM, Volunteer

You will need a background check through USA Hockey conducted through NCSI. Your background check is good for two seasons.

This needs to be completed before you step on the ice.


USA Hockey Safesport Training – Coach, TM, Volunteer

You will need to complete USA Hockey’s Safesport training. There is no fee for this. It is completed online and you may stop and start the training at your convenience so it does not have to be completed in one sitting.  To be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification, you will need to complete the three-course SafeSport training.

The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are an annual requirement for coaches and volunteers.

This needs to be completed before you step on the ice. 


USA Hockey Age Group-Specific Module – Coach Only

In addition to your CEP, you will also need to complete an on-line age appropriate modules through USA Hockey

for each age division you intend to coach.


This needs to be completed PRIOR to participating in team activities. You  cannot be added to a roster until completed.


USA Hockey Coaching Certification Course – Coach Only


You will need to obtain your Level 1 CEP (Coaching Education Program) or higher certification depending on your

previous status with USA Hockey.  There are fees associated with obtaining your CEP – depending on your

age group level.  Expiration dates vary. Live classes are often out of town, so plan early to complete your

certification. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, some modules may be offered via virtual session.

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CEP must be completed by December  31, 2024.

Further info about coaching requirements:



Effective in the 2021-22 season, coaching certification at Levels 4 and 5 is valid for three (3) seasons, as indicated by

the expiration date found in your Coaching profile. Before the expiration of their level, coaches must accumulate 5 credit hours

of continuing education by either taking Level 5, or by attending other USA Hockey continuing education clinics.



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USA Hockey Coaching Requirements

USA Hockey Team Manager/Volunteer Requirements 

USA Hockey Student Coach Requirements (ages 13 - 17 only)


Melissa Ferguson

VYHA Registrar

Phone: 540.529.6033