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 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.
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.
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It was announced last week by Dan Johnson, HHS Activities Director, that Cory Peterson has been named the new Head Coach of the Hopkins Boys Hockey team. He grew up in Bloomington and played for Jefferson Hockey, was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1993 and played 2 years of juniors in the USHL and the OHL before moving on to play 10 years in the minor leagues. He has coached Squirts in Bloomington and coached at the HS level at Holy Angels and St. Louis Park.
Coach Peterson will be involved with the HYHA Summer Camps, details coming soon.
Go to the City of Hopkins website for locations and schedules. http://www.hopkinsmn.com/places/ice-skating.php
If you are interested in being a student coach this season, you must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, December 10th, at 8pm upstairs in the Pavilion and meet the following USA Hockey guidelines:
A player between the ages of 13 and 17 who is currently properly registered with USA Hockey may serve as a student coach under the following conditions:
Must attend a training session conducted by the local hockey association. Must always be under the supervision of a carded, screened adult coach during all practices, clinics, try-outs, and in the locker room. May help out at practices, clinics, try-outs only. (May not play during scrimmages or games). Must wear a helmet with full face shield, gloves, and skates while on the ice. Must wear helmet during games while on the bench. May only work with players at least one full playing age level down. The organization that is using the student coach must provide a form indicating on what team he/she is participating as a student coach, and, if applicable, what team he/she is properly registered/rostered as a player. A model form can be found here:Download Upon reaching the age of 18, the student coach must comply with all USA Hockey coaching and screening rules and regulations. May not act as the head coach or assistant coach during practices or games. the following Student Coach Presentation will be discussed at the training session. I will have a few copies, but please download and bring on a Ipad or laptop. The Student Coach Information Form link is above, if any kids are interested in getting a headstart on the paperwork.