SMHA COACHING CLINICS


CLICK HERE FOR THE 2022-23 SMHA COACH CLINIC SCHEDULE***

***Note - additional COACH 2 On-Ice Clinic added for January 7, 2023

NEW FOR 2022-23 - HOCKEY SASK REQUIRES ALL COACHES TO REGISTER ONLINE VIA HOCKEY SASK AND SPORDLE

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM HOCKEY SASK

 

If you have questions please contact Irene in the SMHA office at 306-244-1363 or by email at smha@sasktel.net

SMHA is the busiest centre in Saskatchewan for hosting Coaching, Checking and Goaltender Coach Clinics.  Thank you for taking your clinic through SMHA.


 Coach and Team Staff Certification Requirements

Hockey Saskatchewan requires all certifications to be obtained by January 10th annually. Clinics are offered from October to January

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2022-2023 HOCKEY SASK TEAM STAFF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF PLAY


** IMPORTANT CHANGE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021


** Hockey Canada has replaced eHockey database with Spordle. All of your coaching, team and officials information has been transferred.

If you have been registered in hockey before as a player, coach, manager, trainer, referee here is how to find your HOCKEY ID#.
 
1. Type or Copy and Paste the SPORDLE link below into your browser to begin
2. https://account.spordle.com/login
3. To Create your Spordle account Select – Sign Up & follow the steps
4. Enter email (click next)
5. Enter information requested
- First name
- Last name
- Create Password
- Select language
- Enter the verification code that has been emailed
 
6. To find your Hockey account, sign into your Spordle account
7. SEARCH by “YOUR” FIRST NAME & LAST NAME or HOCKEY ID
- First name
- Last name
- Date of birth (YEAR-MONTH-DATE)
- Click SEARCH
8. Existing profiles will be shown
- Select LINK THIS MEMBER
- RELATION: from the menu select your relationship to this profile
- Select LINK
 
Now in Spordle you can view your hockey profile or sign up for a clinic.
 
To view your profile:
- In the menu on the left select MEMBERS
 
If you are missing information on your profile, please use the Help ? button, located in the bottom right of the Spordle account, and submit your request.

Looking for your NCCP Coaching Number?  Please click here for information on how to obtain it.

Please contact Irene Andres-Kidd in the SMHA office for information and to register for clinics. Irene can be reached at 306.244.1363 or by email at smha@sasktel.net

 

Coaching Certification Levels and Requirements  

RESPECT IN SPORT
All registered team officials 16 years of age or older on all teams (no exceptions) must attain their Respect in Sport certification by January 10th of the current season. Respect in Sport is available on-line through the HS website and is free of charge to take.  See Respect in Sport FAQ at the bottom of this page...

CHECKING CERTIFICATION
The Head Coach on all minor teams (male and female) from U13 to U18 must have attended an in-person Hockey Sask Checking Certification clinic by January 10th of the current season. All Head Coaches must also complete the online Checking 1 course on Hockey University.
U9 & U11 Head Coaches must obtain the Hockey University Checking 1 course - the in-person clinic is not required until U13.
*** Head Coaches of Female teams (U9-U18) and no body checking teams in minor hockey are required to have their Checking Certification.

COACH GOALTENDER CERTIFICATION
All minor and female teams from U9 to U18 must have a registered Head Coach or Assistant Coach that has the Coach Goaltender Certification.  This individual must also have obtained Respect in Sport. January 10th of the current season is the deadline.  This is an in-person clinic with an on-ice portion.

SAFETY CERTIFICATION

Each team must have one (1) team official listed as either Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, Trainer, or Stick Person attain their Hockey Canada Safety Program certification by January 10th of the current season. This individual must also have Respect in Sport. NOTE - THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE ONLY ON-LINE THROUGH HOCKEY SASK'S HOCKEY UNIVERSITY and is free of charge to take.

TO BE INSURED YOU MUST BE REGISTERED
All on-ice "helpers" or bench "gate swingers" must be registered on the team certification form. They can be listed as a Stick Boy or an Assistant Manager if they do not / will not have their coaching credentials.  They will still require Respect in Sport.

TEAM MANAGERS
The team Manager only needs to be listed for insurance purposes on the Hockey Canada database if he or she will ever be helping on the ice at practices or on the bench at games.  If not, do not list the team Manager as a registered (insured) team official.  Once they are listed, the team is required for the cost of the HC insurance plus the individual will be required to have Respect in Sport and obtain a Criminal Record Check.

** REMINDER THAT ALL REGISTERED TEAM OFFICIALS ON SMHA TEAMS MUST SUBMIT A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK TO THEIR HOME ZONE BY DECEMBER 1ST EACH SEASON.

Notes:

  • Coach 1 (Intro to Coach) certification must be attained if coaching players in U7 OR U9. Coach 2 will not be accepted.
  • REMINDER THAT JANUARY 10TH IS THE DEADLINE EACH SEASON TO OBTAIN REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS OR COURSES  

** Team officials that do not obtain their required coaching certifications by January 10th will be subject to a $50.00 fine from HOCKEY SASKATCHEWAN for each transgression.  The coach will also be locked out from registering the next season until the courses are obtained.

Thank you Coaches and Volunteers!

RESPECT IN SPORT (RIS) FAQ:

Respect in Sport Activity Leader

  • All registered Team Staff must have this
  • Link to access is in the Hockey Sask clinic page
  • Can be transferred from another sport by the COACH
  • Hockey Respect certificates begin with SHA-
  • Sask Sport Respect begins with SRC-

If the coach/team staff have completed the Respect in Sport Activity Leader through another sport, they will need to Transfer it to there own hockey profile.

To do this you will click on the link below:

- select IMPORT YOUR CERTIFICATE

- fill out all the required information.

https://hockeysask.respectgroupinc.com/

Why is my completed Respect not on my HCR profile

  • Respect Parent is not accepted as a replacement, the certificate begins with SHAP- & the parent RIS is credited to the child’s profile in HCR, Must take the RIS Activity Leader
  • RIS Certificate name and HCR name are different (Bob / Robert) in this case we would have to merge, contact Hockey SK
  • RIS Certificate name and HCR name are different (maiden name vs married name) in this case we would have to merge, contact Hockey SK
  • Has two profiles in HCR, RIS attached to one profile and MHA is using a second profile, we have to merge, contact Hockey SK
  • MHA reminder to confirm date of birth and proper spelling of first and last name.

EXPIRED CERTIFICATES:

  • Any expired RIS certificate must be retaken
  • An expired certificate could come from another sport or another hockey branch

Questions:

Blaine Stork

Senior Coordinator, Development - Coaching

Hockey Saskatchewan

#2 – 575 Park Street, Regina SK  S4N 5B2

T: 306.789.5101     F: 306.789.6112     E: BlaineS@HockeySask.ca