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Coaching Information

Welcome to the Coach's Corner!

Watch this section for updates concerning certification, practice plans or drills that may be of interest to you and other information that should be helpful to coaches of all levels.

If you have coaching ideas to share, please contact our ACE Coordinator Greg Schumacher. 


Recent Coaching Information News

HYHA Holds First Checking Clinic

04/01/2016, 5:00pm CDT
By c myers

In preparation for off season hockey, HYHA hosted a checking clinic for next year's Bantams.  Hopkins HS Varsity Coach Cory Peterson and HYHA coach and Travel Coordinator nominee Vince Manarin took the skaters through an hour of drills on the appropriate techniques for checking and body contact.  Preparing new Bantam's for the next level and giving returning players a brush up on their checking skills.  

A second clinic session will take place on April 9th with the coaches expanding the drills into game situations.  The clinic is free to all HYHA skaters who will play Bantams in the 2016-17 season.  Go to the clinic/tryout page of the HYHA website for the registration link.

Photos from the first session can be found at


Rochester Set to Host Level 4 Clinic

04/07/2015, 3:00pm CDT
By c myers

The Minnesota District of USA Hockey has announced it will host a Level 4 CEP clinic on May 16-17.  The clinic will be held at the Ramada Inn in Rochester, MN.

Level 4 clinics are the highest level of certification most coaches receive through USA Hockey’s Coach Education Program.  Coaches are required to attend a Level 4 clinic after completing their Level 3 Recertification online, but once they achieve a Level 4 certification, they are no longer required to attend coaching clinics.

Coaches who are required to or interested in attending are encouraged to register soon in order to save their spot.  Only two Level 4 clinics are held in Minnesota each season, and there are a limited number of seats available. 

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Coaching Ethics Code

All USA Hockey ice hockey coaches (head and assistant) and instructors must abide by the USA Hockey Coaching Ethics Code, and understand that violations may result in full or partial forfeiture of coaching privileges in programs, at sites or events under USA Hockey’s governance.

All coaches have an obligation to be familiar with USA Hockey’s Coaching Ethics Code. Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not itself a defense to a charge of unethical conduct. The USA Hockey Coaching Ethics Code can be found online at under Coaches.