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Coaching Resources

Coach Registration

2021-22 Coach Online Application

Applications are being accepted for the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association 2021-22 season.

Visit https://ccjha.sportngin.com/register/form/981835725 to apply to be a coach.

Interested coaches will need to register with USA Hockey (https://membership.usahockey.com/registration) to complete the online application.

All coaches must have their *background check, age-appropriate USA Hockey Module(s), and SafeSport training completed before they can go on the ice or be rostered. The USA Hockey level clinic for coaches in Levels 1-3 must be updated before Dec 31, 2021. 

*USA Hockey is now responsible for the background screening. Please be aware that screening can take up to two months, so those that need screening should start the process ASAP. Those that had their screening done last season will not need to be screened again this year.

Other requirements for coaching are outlined below.

ATTENTION ALL COACHES

Your Coaching paperwork needs to be forwarded to the registrar, and prospective coaches must be approved by the CCJHA Board of Directors before being eligible to be on the ice.  You can email your information to our registrar.  WE STILL NEED MORE COACHES, especially with our Developing Mite and ADM-Mite Programs.  If you haven't signed up to coach yet, please register!

*Coaches must have all of their required age-specific modules, background check, and safe sport complete and current before they can participate on the ice and be rostered with a team.  The exception is for the level clinics, which still have a December 31 deadline.

Coaching Clinics

USA Hockey will be holding all Level 1-4 Coaching clinics virtually for the 2020-21 Season. More information can be found at:

Important Information:

Mobile Phones in Locker Rooms.

Mobile phones, iPod's or anything else that can take pictures or video are strictly prohibited from all locker rooms. Advise your players/coaches/parents to leave them in their cars or give them to someone else. MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT BRING THEM IN THE LOCKER ROOM! Penalties for breaking this rule include game suspensions.

Concussion Management

On October 23, 2012, Governor Snyder signed into law legislation addressing sports-related concussions and required protocols for certain youth organizations.  The governor signed two bills to inform students, coaches and parents on how to recognize a concussion. Senate Bill 1122 requires the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop both educational materials and a concussion awareness program.  House Bill 5697 requires that all youth sports coaches, employees and volunteers participate in the concussion awareness program, as well as provide the educational materials to athletes.

To comply with these regulations, MAHA has adopted the USA Hockey Concussion Management Program and associated educational materials as its concussion management program.  These educational materials include the Concussion Management Program handout, USA Hockey Concussion Poster and some other concussion related information.  We are asking all parents and guardians to download the materials and review them with their player. Each season, players and parents will be asked to acknowledge that they have received and reviewed these materials prior to the start of the season.

Another part of the new legislation requires that coaches remove any youth athlete suspected of having sustained a concussion from all hockey activities immediately. The athlete may only return to practice or competition when the organization receives written authorization from a licensed healthcare provider. The association must retain the release for the entire time the athlete is registered with the organization, or until the athlete reaches 18. MAHA affiliated clubs, associations, coaches and administrators each have a responsibility in dealing with, reporting and retaining records of players with concussion symptoms.

Concussion can cause serious and long-term damage to young players if not treated properly. We urge you to review the materials and become familiar with the symptoms of concussions. Concussion awareness is part of our coaching education program, but many times a players symptoms may not show until after the player has left the arena for home. Parents also need to be aware of how to identify the symptoms and learn what to do in the case you suspect a player has sustained a concussion.

Thank you for taking the time to review these materials to ensure the safety of all our young players.

Coaching Links

1) USA Hockey Registration site

Click the link above to go to the USA Hockey online registration site. Be sure to print the confirmation page with the bar code and submit it to the registrar. This is also the site used for coach and referee registration. $45

2) Safesport Training - For all Coaches, Manager, and Locker Room Monitors

All Coaches, Manager, and Locker Room Monitors must complete this Safesport safety training annually. This training is FREE. Please print the Completion Certificate and bring it to our Registrar. NOTE: You will need to provide your USA Hockey Registration number to take the training.

3) USA Hockey Background Screening

USA Hockey requires background checks for all coaches, managers, officials, board members and all volunteers of junior hockey. NOTE: You will need to provide your USA Hockey Registration number to complete the Background Screening. NOTE: Screenings are taking up to 2 months to complete.

Contacts

Jeff Van Karsen

Coaching Director

Sara Tormala

Registrar ~ Safesport Rep