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Coaches Page

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 resourceful links to help with coach preparations, planning and execution.

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 many helpful links to web pages and documents on this page that will help you develop a good understanding of the coaching role and all the required steps.

If you have any questions about any of these coaching requirements,  please contact our ACE Development Director or Registrar.

Neal Verhulst

ACE Development Director

Nancy Manthis

Registrar

Coaches Application Process

If you are interested in coaching, you will need to fill out the online Coaches Application at the link below.  Submitted applications will be delivered to the BYHA Program Directors.  Please contact our directors with any questions regarding this process. 

Jason Kacures

Boys Traveling Director

Erik Johnson

Girls Traveling Director

Jed Rohlf

In-House 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. 

Note that these requirements do NOT need to be completed to fill out the online Coaches Application. 

1.  Complete USA Hockey Coach Registration (online).  You will be charged a fee, which is reimbursable by filling out the BYHA Expense Reimbursement Form.

Required every year.
* Deadline: Prior to first team practice

2.  Complete this BYHA Application process.  We will need your USA Hockey Registration # all CEP certification information before any player interaction occurs. 

Required every year.
* Deadline: Prior to first team practice or event

3.  Complete the MN Hockey Background Screening (online).

Required every 2 years.
* Deadline: Prior to first team practice or event

4.  Complete the USA Hockey Safesport Training (online). 

Required every year.
* Deadline: Prior to first team practice or event

5.  Complete the USA Hockey Age-Specific Module (online).  Must complete applicable modules for team level being coached.

Check every year.
* Deadline: Prior to first team practice or event

6.  Register for USA Hockey CEP Clinic Training (in Person).   CEP license must be current.

Check every year.
* Deadline: December 1st

7.  Complete CDC Concussion Training (online).  Certificate of completion and MN Hockey Coach Concussion form must be sent to Registrar. 

Required every 2 years.
* Deadline: Prior to first team practice

Coaches Application Link

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 (treasurer@byha.org) for processing:

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

Coaching Resources


STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

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.


ESSENTIAL COACH HOW-TO'S

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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