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Interested in coaching? Great! We are always looking for coaches to help our players learn the great game of hockey! This page will provide you with information on the coaches application process, steps needed to become a coach, and many links to help you become a better coach.

One of the essential functions of coaches is to manage team communications with players and their families.  If you are a coach, take a look at the links at the bottom of this page to help you become more familiar with the different ways to communicate with your team.

There are also helpful links and documents to the right. These links and documents are referenced throughout this page and will help you complete all required steps.

If you have any questions about what is needed to become a coach, please contact our ACE Development Director or Registrar.

Neal Verhulst

ACE Development Director

Nancy Manthis


Coaches Application Process

If you are interested in coaching a traveling team, you will need to fill out a Coaches Application Form and return it to the Boys Traveling Director or Girls Traveling Director. 

Jason Kacures

Boys Traveling Director

Erik Johnson

Girls Traveling Director

Steps to becoming a BYHA Coach

In order to coach, you must complete all steps listed below. Deadlines are listed for each and are not negotiable. We are governed by District 10, MN Hockey and USA Hockey and they dictate when each of these needs to be completed. You MUST ensure that you have everything completed on time or you will not be allowed to coach.

  1. Complete the USA Hockey Coach Registration (online). You will be charged a fee, which is reimbursable by filling out the Expense Reimbursement Form.
    * Deadline: Prior to first team practice
  2. Register through BYHA website as a COACH (USA Hockey Coach Registration # is Required in order to complete this step). Go to our Registration page to complete this step. Registration is opening soon - please check back often.
    * Deadline: Prior to first team practice
  3. Complete the MN Hockey Background Screening (online). This is only needed every other year.
    * Deadline: Prior to first team practice
  4. Complete the USA Hockey Safesport Training (online). This is only needed every other year.
    * Deadline: Prior to first team practice
  5. Complete the USA Hockey Age-Specific Module (online).
    * Deadline: Prior to first team practice
  6. Register for USA Hockey CEP Clinic Training (in person).
    * Deadline: December 1st
  7. Complete the CDC Concussion Training (online); certificate of completion + MN Coach Concussion form must be sent to Registrar. This is only needed every other year.
    * Deadline: Prior to first team practice


Reimbursable expenses

For coaches and assistant coaches, certain expenses are reimbursable.

For a PARENT coach, these include:
  1. USA Hockey Membership Fee
  2. Coaches Certification Courses (CEP, SafeSport, Age Modules, etc.)

For NON-PARENT coaches, these are reimbursable:
  1. USA Hockey Membership Fee
  2. Coaches Certification Courses (CEP, SafeSport, Age Modules, etc.)
  3. Overnight hotel room expenses for out of town tournaments (food and drinks are not reimbursable)

In order to receive a reimbursement, you MUST provide the following to the BYHA Treasurer ( for processing:

  1. Receipt of the expense being reimbursed
  2. Completed "Reimbursement Request" form (found on the right column of this page)


Keep connected to your team. Quickly check schedules and team updates, plus message other members on your team and receive heads-up from athletes about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


Accessing TeamCenter

Easily add and edit athlete info, manage schedules, and message team members

Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

Send a message to an individual member, selected members, or the entire team directly from TeamCenter or from the SportsEngine mobile app

Basic Team Management

Perform basic tasks using the Team Page Team Management functionality

Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

Add additional email addresses to a non-member's profile in order to be able to include all athletes in team communications

Managing RSVPs

Manage RSVPs for each athlete within your team’s TeamCenter or within the SportsEngine mobile app

Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

More Helpful Coach Links

Review help articles about how coaches interact with TeamCenter and the SportsEngine mobile app

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