COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER WITH USA HOCKEY and Southtowns Stars by August 1, 2016
Click REGISTRATION on the top bar on our web site. Select the Coach/Manager option. Links have been provided to register for USA Hockey, Safesport, and Southtowns Stars. Register there, select coach wherever there is that option. Save your USA Hockey confirmation number.
Return to the Southtowns website and proceed to register with Southtowns as a coach. Information you will need to register has been provided for you.
Only rostered coaches are allowed on the bench. (Note: Volunteer parents, no matter how well intended, cannot be on the bench or step on the ice unless they are officially level certified and rostered...no exceptions)
COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE TO DO A BACKGROUND SCREENING
This is good for two years (new this year) and can be done at Commercial Investigations LLC website. Your screening must be less than 2 years old for the whole season. Screening needs to be completed by August 1, 2016
COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE TO BE LEVEL CERTIFIED
STSAHA requires ALL coaches to have proper USA Hockey Certification and attend Coaching clinics. It is the coaches responsibility to register for the appropriate level Certification Clinic in our area and attend only ONE (1) clinic per clinic season. All clinics will be posted on USA HOCKEY website by August 15th. Coaches have until December 31st to attend a clinic.
COACHES ARE TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE AGE-SPECIFIC MODULE
for each level you are coaching by October 1, 2016. No exceptions! ***
You have a month from the day you start the module, but if you don’t start until December 31 you only have 1 day because modules will go off line January 1. Once the module is completed you need to go on line and print out the verification that you have completed.
Coaches need to take module for each and every level they are coaching at.
If coaching same level as last year you do not need to retake module.
NEW IN 2014: COACHES AND MANAGERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE SAFESPORT TRAINING as per USA Hockey.
Must be completed by August 1, 2016.
In addition, other volunteers in the USA Hockey programs that have regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants, such as team managers, locker room monitors, chaperones, etc., are required to complete the SafeSport Training prior to such access.
There is no cost for this training. It is done online. A coaches USA hockey confirmation number and email address will be used for registering. More info below.
Click on the following link to register for SafeSport Training: http://training.teamusa.org/accounts/register. You will then be asked for your email address, to create a user name and password, and to select and answer a security question. In the drop down menu for “Select Organization,” be sure to select USA Hockey. You will then be asked for your membership number which is your USA Hockey confirmation number (or referee number if you are a referee). Next click on the red save button on the bottom right side of the page. You will only need to register the first time to set up the account. Once the account is set up, you will sign in using your email address and password.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR CERTIFICATE YOU RECEIVE AT THE END OF TRAINING. YOU CAN FORWARD IT OR THE CONFIRMATION CODE AND DATE TO ME ( COACHES@SOUTHTOWNSSTARS.COM)
COACHES MUST WEAR HELMETS!