Coaching Requirements (South Huron Minor Hockey)

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Coaching Courses/Requirements Info:

In addition to the above requirements, all rostered bench staff will need to pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening.

  • All OMHA course and training info (including links to Respect in Sport Leader Level, and Gender Identity an Expression) can be found at

  • Respect in Sport- Leader Level can be accessed either from the OMHA link above, or directly by clicking here:

  • Costs for required courses for all rostered bench staff will be reimbursed by SHMHA.

OMHA Team Bench Staff (from the coaches manual)

Head Coaches are to select a bench staff that will be suitable for the team. Once selected, the list will need to be submitted for executive approval as well as review of qualifications. Each position has specific requirements to be met as provided by Hockey Canada. Teams can have a minimum of 2 or up to a maximum of 5 divided between qualified coaches and trainers. You must have at least one of each and it is suggested you have 2 of each if possible. You may also include 1 manager in the 5 – the manager will only need to be rostered if you plan to use them on the bench. In this case there would be required courses (along with a VSS check). If the manager is beyond your maximum of 5 and will not be used on the bench, rostering is not required.

Teams are not required to use all rostered staff on the bench at all times – your coaching plan may only have 3, but it is still recommended you roster 5 to have backups available.

A minimum of one coach and one trainer is required for any on ice activity (game play included). Should you not have a trainer available for a game, you can arrange to share a trainer with the opposing team. It is possible your trainer may be asked to do the same. Should this happen, the trainer will need to sign in on both sides (home and visitor) of the gamesheet and attend to any injuries for both teams. Failure to complete this step could result in a suspension for the head coach.

Should the head coach be unavailable for a game and the assistant coach is filling in, be sure to adjust the positions listed on the gamesheet to reflect this.