Coach - Certification


Each year McKnight is looking for parents to take on the roles of Head Coach, Assistant and Goalie Coach. These are fundamentally the most important roles on the ice. If you are interested in joining us this coming season, you will be required to complete our online application form.  Please be sure to have your coach qualifications up to date before the season starts.  Not having all of your coach qualifications does not preclude you from a position, but it could adversely affect your application when in comparison to another available coach that has all qualifications completed. 

Deadline for submitting your online applications is

September 10, 2017.

ALL coaches in all divisions require coach certification.  McKnight Hockey Association will reimburse coaches for fees associated with certification courses.  McKnight Hockey minimum certifications requirements meet or exceed Hockey Calgary minimum certification requirements:

McKnight Coach Requirements 17-18.pdf

McKnight Coach Requirements notes 17-18.pdf

Hockey Calgary Coach Requirements 17-18.pdf

McKnight Coaching Requirements for the 2017-2018 season:

  • Respect In Sport-Coach program (mandatory)
  • Police Information Check (mandatory)
  • Hockey Canada online Safety program (mandatory)
  • Concussion Awareness Training Tool (online) - C.A.T.T (mandatory)
  • Coach Level 1 or 2 (mandatory) (Level 1 is for Timbits/Novice or Level 2 Atom-Junior C)
  • Development 1 (PeeWee 1 Head Coach only)
  • Coach Instructional Stream - Checking (Atom-Junior C Head Coaches only, Community Hockey Only)

If you have coached before, please ensure that you check your qualifications via your eHockey account prior to completing your online application.

Certification deadline is November 15.

Respect In Sport:

Click HERE for more information.

Police Information Check:

Click HERE for more information.

***NEW THIS YEAR***  Your Police Information Check is tracked through your HCR account (eHockey) and is now only valid for 3 years, ending on May 31 of the third year.

Hockey Calgary Safety:

Please refer to the eHOCKEY website for more information.  Renewal is required every 3 years.

Concussion Awareness:

Cattonline.com provides up-to-date concussion education for parents and coaches.  It includes video lessons and resources to effectively prevent, recognize and manage a player's recovery.  Please click HERE to begin the online course.  When you have completed your training, please forward a copy of your confirmation to your team manager.  This information will be updated on your HCR profile of McKnight Tracking items.

Coach Level 1:

McKnight Hockey Association is offering a COACH LEVEL 1 CLINIC for all TIMBITS AND NOVICE COACHES.

This program consists of 3 parts:  online, classroom, and on-ice.  The online session must be completed before attending the classroom and on-ice session.  The online session registration is available through the Hockey Canada eHockey website.  Registration for the McKnight classroom and on-ice Coach Level 1 clinic is below.  When you complete the program, your eHockey account will be updated to show your certification.  You will not be required to pay for the McKnight portion of the clinic.  McKnight will be billed directly.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 (T0 BE CONFIRMED)

ONLINE - MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

Register and pay for the online portion of the clinic through your eHockey account:  eHOCKEY

Coaches will be reimbursed for their clinic fees, please refer to the COACHES website pages for the details.

***NOTE*** If you have completed the Coach Level 2 program prior to 2014, then you are grandfathered and DO NOT need to take the separate Coach Level 1 clinic.

***NOTE*** If you have completed the online portion - HU - Coach Level 1/2, then you do not need to do it again, this is the same online portion for both Coach Level 1 and Coach Level 2 clinics.

CLASSROOM - 1:30pm-4:30pm TGCA OLD LOBBY ROOM
5600 Centre Street North

ON-ICE - 4:45pm-5:45pm TGCA ARENA
5600 Centre Street North

Please be advised that certification requires that you complete ALL three parts!

If you require your Coach Level 1 and are unable to attend the McKnight in-house clinic then, please refer to the eHockey website or the National Sports Academy website to find a local clinic in Alberta.

Coach Level 2:

McKnight Hockey Association is offering a COACH LEVEL 2 CLINIC for all ATOM TO JUNIOR C COACHES.

This program consists of 3 parts:  online, classroom, and on-ice.  The online session must be completed before attending the classroom and on-ice session.  The online session registration is available through the Hockey Canada eHockey website.  Registration for the McKnight classroom and on-ice Coach Level 2 clinic is below.  When you complete the program, your eHockey account will be updated to show your certification.  You will not be required to pay for the McKnight portion of the clinic.  McKnight will be billed directly.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 (TO BE CONFIRMED)

ONLINE - MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017

Register and pay for the online portion of the clinic through your eHockey account.

Coaches will be reimbursed for their clinic fees, please refer to the COACHES website pages for the details.

***NOTE*** If you have completed the Coach Level 1 program, the online portion is the same, and you DO NOT need to do it again.  When viewing your eHOCKEY account, look for HU = Coach Level 1/2.  If you have this, you DO NOT need to complete the online course again.


CLASSROOM - 1:30pm-4:30pm TGCA OLD LOBBY ROOM
5600 Centre Street North

ON-ICE - 4:45pm-5:45pm TGCA ARENA
5600 Centre Street North

Please be advised that certification requires that you complete ALL three parts!

If you require your Coach Level 2 and are unable to attend the McKnight in-house clinic then, please refer to the eHockey website or the National Sports Academy website to find a local clinic in Alberta.

Development 1 and Checking:

For more information on these clinics please check out the eHOCKEY link or the National Sports Academy.

 


eHOCKEY:

Do you need to know what certifications you have?  Do you want to signup for a clinic?  Do you have to take your Safety?  Please login to your eHockey account.  If you don't have an account, you will have to set one up.


CLINICS:

Hockey Alberta is responsible for the training and development of coaches.  Learn more about Hockey Alberta's coaching clinics, certifications and programs.  You can register for clinics throughout Alberta through the eHockey website OR the National Sports Academy website to sign up for clinics available in Calgary only.

Hockey Calgary offers additional coaching development opportunities throughout the season, information on these is available on their website, click here for more information.  This includes their Coaching Day in Calgary, held at the Saddledome in November (aka Movember).


REIMBURSEMENT:

Please contact our McKnight Treasurer at treasurer@mcknighthockey.com to submit your receipts for reimbursement of your certification courses.

To submit your receipts, please include:

  • a copy of your receipt
  • a copy of your certification
  • coach name
  • coach address

Please submit all of your receipts at once, rather than submitting them one at a time!

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