SMHA COACHING CLINICS



 HOCKEY SASK REQUIRES ALL COACHES TO REGISTER FOR CLINICS ONLINE VIA HOCKEY SASK AND SPORDLE

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2024-2025 SMHA COACH CLINIC SCHEDULE - will be posted in September 2024


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM HOCKEY SASK


If you have questions please contact Irene in the SMHA office 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 December 20th annually. Clinics are offered from October to December


CLICK HERE FOR THE 2023-2024 HOCKEY SASK TEAM STAFF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF PLAY

** IMPORTANT **New Hockey Saskatchewan Coach Certification requirements for 2023-24:

- *The deadline to obtain all certifications is now December 20th - not January 10th as it has been for many years.

- Assistant Coaches in U18AA to have Development 1 certification - instead of Coach 2.

- Head Coaches in the new U16AA league require High Performance 1; Assistant coaches require Development 1 certification.

-  Planning a Safe Return to Hockey is no longer a requirement of registered team staff

- *Team staff that do no have all of their required coacing certifications / courses by December 20th will BE INELIGIBLE  to be on the team's Provincial roster or on the bench for Hockey Sask Provincial Playoff games.

- *The Fine for each transgression is now $100 - $50.00 to Hockey Sask and $50.00 will be donated to the SMHA Memorial Cup Legacy Fund

- Update on Respect in Sport Recertification - received from Hockey Sask October 20, 2023:

From: Blaine Stork <BlaineS@HockeySask.ca>
Sent: October 20, 2023 12:05 PM
Cc: Derek Derow <DerekD@HockeySask.ca>; Kelly McClintock <KellyM@HockeySask.ca>
Subject RESPECT IN SPORT UPDATE

Respect in Sport Update

Re: Re-certification

Due to ongoing issues with having the re-certification of Respect in Sport work properly within the HCR, we will delay the re-certification to begin in the 2024/25 season.

Please be aware that a small number of Respect certificates in our hockey system do have an expiry status, as these may have been obtained from another sport or another hockey branch, where an expiry date is imposed. Regardless of where this was obtained, if it is expired it must be renewed.

T
hanks for your patience and contact me with any questions,

-Blaine Stork

General Questions on Certification and Clinics?  Please contact Irene Andres-Kidd in the SMHA office for information. 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 December 20th 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 December 20th 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 complete 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. December 20th 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, On-Ice Volunteer or Stick Person attain their Hockey Canada Safety Program certification by December 20th 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 an On-Ice Volunteer,  Stick Boy or an Assistant Manager if they do not / will not have their coaching credentials.  They will still require Respect in Sport and a Criminal Record check.

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 November 20th EACH SEASON.

Notes:

  • Coach 1 (Intro to Coach) certification must be attained if coaching (Head Coach or Assistant Coach) teams in U7 OR U9. Coach 2 will not be accepted. Coach 2 is required for coaching (Head Coach or Assistant Coach) U11 & older teams (unless a higher certification requirement is specified)
  • REMINDER THAT DECEMBER 20TH  IS THE DEADLINE EACH SEASON TO OBTAIN REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS OR COURSES  

** Team officials that do not obtain their required coaching certifications by DECEMBER 20TH will be subject to a $100.00 fine from HOCKEY SASKATCHEWAN / SMHA** for each transgression.  The coach will also be locked out from registering the next season until the courses are obtained.
** $50.00 will be donated to the SMHA Memorial Cup Legacy Fund by SMHA

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.
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