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 provide them to Tom Martin for posting in this section.
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 usahockey.com under Coaches.
USA Hockey SafeSport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our USA Hockey members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport. All USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, employees and volunteers are required to take the training at no cost. The training is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
SafeSport link: http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining
SafeSport Training is valid for 2 seasons and must be completed by December 31st . Thus if you took the training for 2013-14, you will not need to take the training again until the 2015-16 season.
USA Hockey requires that all affiliates and/or districts shall establish the following requirements without modifications for all coaches (head and assistant). All coaches must have the required certification level and the age-specific module completed by December 31st of the current season.
All coaches must enter USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program at Level 1, and must continue their education with a coaching clinic each year until, at a minimum, they achieve Level 3.
The Helmet Rule for Coaches is now in effect and has been since Sept 1, 2006. The rule is a USA Hockey Rule and applies to ALL on ice Coaches at clinics, tryouts and practices. NO EXCEPTIONS! If ANY COACH does not have the helmet strapped, USA Hockey insurance will be voided for the entire team
A player age 13 through 17 who is currently properly registered with USA Hockey may serve as a Student Coach.
Please contact Tom Martin if you are interested in a student coaching opportunity.
The Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey websites are key resources for coaches, containing information on:
· Coaching Education Program
· Association Coaching and Education Program
· Coaches Resource Center
· District Coaching Personnel
We encourage all coaches, assistant coaches, managers, and parents to check out the Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey web sites.
The 38th Annual Hopkins Thanksgiving Tournament winds up tomorrow. So head to the rink and catch our Hopkins teams in action. Come for one and stay for more.....
Squirt A vs Orono - 7th place game - 9:45 am Blake
Bantam A vs TBD - 3rd place game - 10:30 am Minnetonka A
Peewee C vs S. St. Paul - 3rd place game - 10:45 am Minnetonka B
Squirt C vs Edina - 3rd place game - 12:00 pm at the Pavilion
Squirt B2 vs North Metro - Consolation game - 2:45 pm at the Pavilion Peewee B2 vs Orono - 3rd place game - 3:00 pm Minnetonka B
Peewee A vs St. Louis Park - 3rd place game - 4:30 pm Minnetonka B
Bantam B2 vs Eden Prairie - CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - 5:00 pm Minnetonka A
We hope to see everyone at the rink!
See the Spirit Wear page for details and the ordering link.