Hockey PEI endorses the notion that every child who plays the sport of hockey should have qualified and trained volunteers acting in the important roles of coach, manager and trainer. The following mandatory certification requirements are in force at Hockey PEI and must be obtained before December 31st of the current season:
Coaches at all levels are required to have their Respect in Sport Certification, a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector check, and the following coaching certification based on their respective division Coaching Certification Requirements.
Team Trainers at all levels require Safety Trainer Program Certification, Respect in Sport Certification, and a valid Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector check. Safety Trainer Certification does not include Respect in Sport Certification. Respect in Sport certification must be obtained through a separate clinic. Safety Trainer Certification is valid for 3 years. At the end of that period, trainers can be recertified for an additional 3-year period, provided they have valid First Aid training or retake the Safety Trainer Clinic.
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATIONS
Coach 1 - Intro to Coach: The Coach 1 – Intro to Coach clinic is mandatory for all U7 Head Coaches & all U9 Head Coaches. The Intro Coach clinic is a 4-hour online clinic and a 4-hour in-person clinic which includes both in-classroom and on-ice instruction.
NOTE: You must complete the 4-hour online Hockey University (HU) Course (HU – Online Coach 1/2) before you can sign up for the 4-hour in-person clinic.
Coach 2 - Coach Level: The Coach 2 – Coach Level clinic is mandatory for all ‘A’ level Head Coaches from U11 to U18. The Coach 2 – Coach Level clinic is a 4-hour online clinic and a 6-hour in-person clinic which includes classroom and on-ice instruction.
NOTE: You must complete the 4-hour online Hockey University (HU) Course (HU – Online Coach 1/2) before you can sign up for the 6-hour in-person clinic.
Coach - Development 1: The Coach – Development 1 clinic is mandatory for all ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ coaches from U11 to U18. The Development 1 Clinic is a 12 hour in-person clinic covered over two days. There is no Hockey University (HU) online component to the Coach – Development 1 clinic.
Safety Trainer: The Hockey Canada Safety trainer program improves the game by providing an organized, easy-to-access education program for hockey safety and injury-prevention volunteers. The program provides participants with information they need to promote and implement improved safety, risk management and injury-prevention practices in hockey. Hockey Canada has adopted the safety program as a mandatory program to show its commitment to improving the safety and enjoyment of the game.
Respect in Sport: Respect in Sport is an on-line training course for team officials. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport. Respect in Sport believes that the sport community should be proactive in making all sport safe and welcoming for all participants. The program helps us promote these values through this simple and convenient on-line tool. Respect in Sport is being implemented to provide an enhanced sport environment for our children and youth.
It is the responsibility of the Clinic Participants to complete in full any online or in-person clinics signed up for.
Clinic participants will be responsible for clinic fees related to incomplete clinics and/or unapproved participation.