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Coaches Requirements

All Coaches will need 4 (#1 - #4) requirements BEFORE they go on ice. Anyone that does not have these four items and goes on ice will be subject to suspension for them and their head coach.

There are two other items you are required to have before you can be a coach on a roster. these are #5 & #6.

1- USA Hockey Registration - http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/1574660-usa-hockey-registration

2- NCCYHA Registration - https://www.nccyha.com/page/show/1463466-registration

3- Safe Sport - http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

4- Screening - https://ciware.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/cgi-bin/pub/unsolicited_portal?guid=GcLqDWyJeIYsj0sL5RuDMAjAejhLc3Op

5- Signed up for next CEP level training class, must expire 12/31/2019 or later  - http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/893040-coach-clinic-login

6- Age Appropriate Module.

https://www.usahockey.com/agespecificmodules

NCCYHA Board Annonces Coaching Selections for 2020-21 Season

Coaches Announced for 2020-21 Season

The NCCYHA Board of Directors has selected the Head Coaches for the upcoming 2020-21 Hockey Season.

High School Varsity- Michael Rakoska

High School JV- Michael Mead

Midget 18U/16U- Michael Mead

Bantam 14U- Shawn Nowicki

Pee Wee 12U- Nick Keefe

Squirt 10U- Shaun Fadale

Mite 8U/6U- Ron Tonelli

Requirement for all NCCYHA team communication

WNYAHL, West Section of NYSAHA & USA Hockey have all demanded we start something new this year.

From here on out, all emails to team members, Any player or family member registered with NCCYHA must copy our Coaching Coordinator. Any emails to other hockey organizations, (for example WNYAHL, USA Hockey, Hamburg Hawks, CCYHA Lakers, etc..) must also copy the same email.

 

NCCYHA Coaching Coordinator - Mark Taylor - nccyhacoachingcoordinator@gmail.com (new email address, only for this purpose).

Please do this on every email. We have been getting blasted lately by WNYAHL/NYSAHA and we should have been doing this already.  I was trying to hold out as long as possible but we can hold off anymore. 

Coaching requirements

All Coaches will need 5 requirements BEFORE they go on ice. Anyone that does not have these five items and goes on ice will be subject to suspension for them and their head coach.

1- USA Hockey Registration - http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/1574660-usa-hockey-registration

2- NCCYHA Registration - https://nccyha.sportngin.com/register/form/207076278

3- Safe Sport - http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

4- Screening - https://ciware.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/cgi-bin/pub/unsolicited_portal?guid=GcLqDWyJeIYsj0sL5RuDMAjAejhLc3Op

5- Signed up for next CEP level training class, must expire 12/31/2018 or later  - http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/893040-coach-clinic-login

This manual covers a variety of age-specific skill progressions and teaching points for all age categories, from Mites to Midgets.

Letter from West Section President

All:
 

Your teams must play against other USA Hockey or IIHF sanctioned teams whether exhibition games or in a tournament. The tournaments also need to be sanctioned. Please make sure that all coaches and staff of your teams are aware of this basic premise of our game.

 

Any questions please contact me.

 

Regards,

 

 

David M. Braunstein

Coaches Requirements

Coaches must have 4 things completed and copies to Mark Taylor before they can help on ice. These are USA Hockey requirements.

1- USA Hockey Registration (Mark gets a copy with NCCYHA Reg)

GO TO - https://usahockeyregistration.com/login_input.action

2- NCCYHA Registration (Mark gets a copy email to him as it's completed)

GO TO - http://www.nccyha.com/page/show/654919-registration

3- Safe Sport Certificate (Mark needs a copy emailed before they can skate, it won't show up for maybe a month on the list)

GO TO - http://www.nysaha.com/page/show/886605-screening-safesport-policy

4- Screening (Mark needs a copy emailed before they can skate, it won't show up for maybe a month on the list)

GO TO - http://www.nysaha.com/page/show/886605-screening-safesport-policy

In order to coach in games and be on a roster the coaches have to complete two other items. 

1- The coach must have or be registered for the Latest CEP Level needed. 

2- The coach must complete the appropriate Age Specific Module.

GO TO - http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/892966-age-specific-modules

USA Hockey Rule 304 - Helmet Certification

All:

 

At the end of this E-mail is part of USA Hockey Rule 304 regarding helmets for players and goal tenders. It is imperative that helmets are checked for a HECC approved helmet and facemask. The helmet requires a HECC sticker that is not expired. For goal tenders certain cat's eye masks are not approved. It is imperative that these helmets and facemasks be checked and brought into compliance. I strongly suggest this be done before or at the first practice of the team.

 

Any questions please contact me.

 

David M. Braunstein
West Section President NYSAHA
Adult Council USA Hockey
david.braunstein@nysaha.com
716-864-4171

 

Rule 304 | Protective Equipment

(Note) Not all protective equipment is mandatory in all age classifications. However, if not mandated by rule, USA Hockey strongly recommends that all players and goalkeepers in all age classifications properly wear an internal mouthpiece, a HECC approved helmet and a HECC approved full facemask for all games and practices.

(c) It is mandatory that all players (except Adults) wear a HECC approved helmet (including ear protection) with chin strap properly fastened.

(Note) HECC certification includes an expiration date on the sticker and a helmet that has an expiration date that has expired is no longer considered certified. The player may not wear a helmet that does not have a valid and current certification sticker.

Safe Sport and Screening Link

To complete Safe Sport and Screening go here.

http://www.nysaha.com/page/show/886605-screening-safesport-policy

Rules for Coaches etc. Passed at 2016-2017 NYSAHA Annual Meeting

All:

 

The following are the rules, for Coaches, that were passed at our NYSAHA Annual Meeting in May 2016. I have included the entire rule. Please contact your ACE Coordinator or my self with any questions.

 

Please make sure you and your Association are aware of these rules.

 

Regards,

 

David M. Braunstein
West Section President NYSAHA
Adult Council USA Hockey
david.braunstein@nysaha.com
716-864-4171

7. COACHES
A. All coaches and assistant coaches for all teams after August 1 of the current playing season must have completed the USA Hockey and NYS Hockey requirements for coaching prior to them being allowed to participate with a team, as follows:
(i) The coach shall have registered with USA Hockey, completed screening certification, and obtained Safesport certification;
(ii) Attain, or register for, an appropriate coaching clinic; and
(iii) Effective for the 2017-2018 season, complete the appropriate age classification module by November 1. Failure to comply with this Rule will result in the Association/team not being
able to roster the coach, ineligibility of the team for play, and forfeiture of games and other and other penalties as the NYS Hockey Board of Directors may deem appropriate. No exemptions will be granted by the Coach in Chief.
B. No coaching changes will be permitted from January 1 to January 31 of each year unless approved by the respective Section President. After January 31 all requests for coaching changes must be approved by the NYSAHA Board of Directors or Executive Committee.
C. All coaches (heads and assistants) as well as instructors of USA Hockey programs shall be registered for the current season (before the start of the season) in order to be eligible to coach/instruct in any regular season activities (practices, clinics, games, tournaments, try-outs, etc.) of NYSAHA, District, Regional Playoff, National Championships or in the USA Hockey
Player.
D. There will be an annual fee as determined by USA Hockey, to register the coaches (heads and assistants) and instructors. If a coach or instructor has paid a registration fee for the current year as a player, he/she shall not be required to pay an additional fee as a coach or instructor for said registration.
E. All ice hockey coaches as well as instructors of USA Hockey programs shall be registered for the current season (before the start of the season) in order to be eligible to coach/instruct in any regular-season activities (practices, clinics, games, tournaments, try-outs, etc.), state, district, regional playoff, national championships or in the USA Hockey Player Development Programs. There will be an annual fee to register the coaches (head and assistants) and instructors. Coaches who also play on a USA Hockey registered team are required to pay this registration fee only once per year. Coaches may register as participants online at usahockey.com or through a local
association/member program (refer to Section I Participant Registration). Junior coaches shall register with and through their teams with the junior registrar.
F. PLEASE NOTE:
Note 1: All USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Instructors and National Player Development Camp coaches will be exempt from the annual participant registration fee, but must
complete the participant registration process.
Note 2: The head coach and all assistant coaches of each disabled hockey team must complete the required CEP registration and proper level of certification. Those volunteers or employees who assist with helping disabled hockey teams (i.e. interpreters, pushers, on-ice mentors, etc.) must be
properly registered with USA Hockey but are not required to attend a CEP clinic and otherwise comply with these rules and regulations.
G. All ice hockey coaches and instructors of registered USA Hockey youth/high school (except for those teams participating not in regular scheduled competition), disabled, girls/women’s 19 & under and below programs must wear an ice hockey helmet during all on-ice session, including
practices, controlled scrimmages and coach and referee clinics (seminars). This rule will also apply to coaches of teams not normally subject to this rule while on the ice at any of the events previously mentioned in this section. The helmet must be properly worn with the chin strap properly attached. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the following discipline:
1st Offense: Written warning from Association to coach within
10 days with a copy to the appropriate Section Vice President
2nd Offense: 2 Game Suspension
3rd (or subsequent) Offense: Immediate Suspension pending
A hearing as per USA Hockey Bylaw 10, C (Suspension or Disciplinary
Hearings/Domestic Competition (Non Playing Rules)

Email from West Section President of NYSAHA

All: 
Your teams must play against other USA Hockey or IIHF sanctioned teams whether exhibition games or in a tournament. The tournaments also need to be sanctioned. Please make sure that all coaches and staff of your teams are aware of this basic premise of our game.
 
Regards,
 
David M. Braunstein
West Section President NYSAHA

USA Hockey's Locker Room Policy

USA Hockey is concerned with locker room activities between minor participants; minor participants and adult participants; adults being alone with individual minor participants in locker rooms; and with non-official or non-related adults having unsupervised access to minor participants at team events.

It is the policy of USA Hockey that all USA Hockey Member Programs have at least one responsible screened adult present monitoring the locker room during all team events to assure that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room and to supervise the conduct in the locker room. Acceptable locker room monitoring could include having locker room monitors in the locker room while participants are in the locker room, or could include having a locker room monitor in the immediate vicinity (near the door) outside the locker room that also regularly and frequently enters the locker room to monitor activity inside. If the monitor(s) are inside, then it is strongly recommended that there be two monitors, both of which have been screened. A local program or team may impose or follow stricter monitoring requirements. Any individual meetings between a minor participant and a coach or other adult in a locker room shall require that a second responsible adult is present. The responsible adult that monitors and supervises the locker room shall have been screened in compliance with Section III of this Handbook {SafeSport Handbook}.

 

 

Dear USA Hockey Program,

As you know, the USA Hockey SafeSport Program is designed to prevent abuse and maximize the safety of our participants in the off-ice environment. In the 2014-15 season, USA Hockey required that all coaches, all officials over 18, all other volunteers and employees that had regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants, and at least one program administrator complete the SafeSport Training. This email is to let you know about the requirements for the 2015-16 season.

As background, the SafeSport Training is part of the SafeSport Program and is intended to heighten awareness of those that are in supervisory positions over youth participants. We recognize that adding additional educational requirements increases the burden on our coaches and other volunteers, but as the primary and most direct leaders and supervisors of our youth teams, it is critical that they are trained in ways that can help prevent abuse within our programs. Additionally, providing a safe environment for your participants helps recruit and retain players, and enhances your program in the eyes of parents.

SafeSport Training is valid for 2 seasons, so a person that completed the training in the 2014-15 season will not need to retake the training until the 2016-17 season. The initial SafeSport Training course is a little over 90 minutes long. Once a person has completed the initial training, then they are eligible to complete their subsequent training by taking the SafeSport Refresher Course, which is approximately 35 minutes long.

Requirements for Coaches

In the 2015-16 season, all coaches will be required to have completed the training prior to that person’s participation (on ice or off ice) in the USA Hockey program. Over 48,000 coaches completed the training in the 2014-15 season, so those coach’s prior training will still be valid for this season. Any coach that completed training in the 2013-14 season will need to complete the refresher course prior to participation this season. Any coaches that have not completed any training (primarily new coaches) will need to complete the main course prior to participation in a USA Hockey program.

Please note that as last season was the first time that training was required, Affiliates were permitted to extend the deadline for completing training until December 31st, but that extension is not available this season, and coaches must complete training (if required this year) prior to participation. You are able to confirm whether a particular coach has completed training through the USA Hockey Program Registry.

Requirements for Other Program Volunteers

As with last season, other volunteers in 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.

USA Hockey strongly encourages that all board members and other program administrators, even if they do not have regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants, complete the SafeSport Training. Programs that extend the training out to their board members and administrators will benefit by strengthening their program and making it a safe place for participants. As the leaders of local programs, board members and administrators should possess the information to monitor their organization and enforce policies, and should also complete the same training as is required for coaches and other volunteers.

How to Take the Training

The SafeSport Training and SafeSport Refresher courses are available to take right now so your program, coaches and other volunteers can get a head start on the season. The training is available at no cost. The training was produced by the United States Olympic Committee and the initial training is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete (the refresher course is approximately 35 minutes), however, not all training needs to be completed in one session. You will need your USA Hockey Member Number, which can be obtained at www.usahockeyregistration.com (under Member Options, click on ‘Request Duplicate Registration Confirmation’).

If an employee or volunteer in your program is not currently a USA Hockey Member, they can obtain a Member Number to take the training, by registering with USA Hockey at no cost in the Ice Managers/Volunteers category.

Information on how to register and access the SafeSport Training can be found on our website at http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining. The website also has information if you have questions about the training or on registering for the training.

We strongly encourage that all of your coaches and volunteers get a head start on the season by completing the SafeSport Training this summer. Thank you for your diligence in helping make our sport as safe as possible!

More information on the USA Hockey SafeSport Program can be found at www.usahockey.com/safesport.

Sincerely yours,


Jim Smith
President, USA Hockey

       


Dave Ogrean
Executive Director, USA Hockey

 
 

NYSAHA

SCREENING/SAFESPORT POLICY

 
 

Screening - SafeSport Policy 2015-16

 

NYSAHA Screening - SafeSport Policy

updated 8/11/15

  

The New York State Amateur Hockey Association, in compliance with the Affiliate Agreement, employs a policy to screen coaches, on-ice officials and volunteers who have regular, routine or frequent access to minor-age players, whether girls or boys, under the age of 18. This includes players and coaches who are over 18 playing or coaching on teams containing under 18 year old players, i.e. 19 & Under Women’s teams.

The screening information below has been updated for the 2015-2016 season:

2015-2016 Association Screening check list.

2015-2016 Self Screening instructions.

2015-2016 Association Screening Certification Form.Valid list of 2015-2016 Volunteers (coaches and officials) Screened. This list is updated periodically.

Retired Confirmation Numbers File. The Retired Confirmation Numbers File is a listing of people and confirmation numbers from 2012 and 2013 that have to be re-screened this year, if they have not been re-screened already. This file is listed in Confirmation Number order so that Associations can check that volunteers are not using outdated numbers.

2014-2015 SafeSport Association Certification Form and Training Link. All coaches have to complete their SafeSport training by December 31st, which is also the due date for the certification form. 2015 posted soon.

 

Screening Direct Link >>> http://www.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/VSSNYSAH

Training Link >>> Training Link

 

http://www.nysaha.com/page/show/886605-screening-policy

Student Coaching

If you are an NCCYHA player and are interested in student coaching, please contact Mark Taylor at mtaylor@stgpos.com

USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Rules And Requirements

Coaching Education Program Requirements

(1) Required Coaching Education Program Levels for Ice Hockey

USA Hockey requires that all affiliates and/or districts shall establish the following requirements without modifications for all coaches (head and assistant).

All coaches must have the required certification level by January 1 of the current season.

(a) All coaches must enter USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program at Level 1, and must continue their education with a coaching clinic each year until, at a minimum, they achieve Level 3. EXCEPTION: Coaches of 8U or younger players may remain at Level 1 or their current level. A coach may attend only one (1) certification clinic per year (not including age-specific requirements). Coaches who do not coach in continuous years must re-enter the program at the next level when they resume coaching responsibilities. Once Level 3 is achieved, periodic renewal [as outlined in Paragraph (c) below] is required for coaches who have not achieved Level 4. Coaches of national tournament bound teams (Tier I 14U, 16U and 18/19U and Tier II 16U and 18/19U) must complete Level 4 in their fourth season of coaching. Coaches who attain Level 4 certification are not required to attend any further certification clinics but must adhere to the age-specific requirement as outlined in Paragraph (b) below.

(b) In addition to the training in paragraph (a) above, coaches must also complete online age-specific training modules specific to the level of play they are coaching, if they have not already taken that module. This requirement applies to all coaches at all levels, 1 through 5. Coaches may complete more than one age-specific module in any given season.

(c) Coaching certification at Level 3 is valid for two (2) seasons, as indicated by the expiration date. 

A coach whose Level 3 is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 1 curriculum or they may move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 1 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons. 

A coach whose Track 1 Level 3 recertification is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 2 curriculum or move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 2 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons.

Coaches whose Track 2 Level 3 Recertification is due to expire must attend a Level 4 clinic prior to the expiration of their Level 3 Recertification.

Coaches must complete the online recertification program in order to recertify their Level 3 certifications. Attending a clinic or workshop is no longer valid for recertifying any certification level.

(d) Grandfather Clause
For coaches who enrolled in the Coaching Education Program prior to May 1, 2011, their entry into the above program will be at their current certification level. Level 1 and 2 coaches must adhere to paragraphs (a) and (b) above, effective May 1, 2011. Current Level 3 coaches must adhere to paragraph (b) and (c) above; effective with the season their Level 3 expires.

This chart outlines the progression for a new coach. Coaches with pre-existing certifications will enter the new program at their current certification level and must adhere to paragraphs 1. (a) and (b) above.

YEARS OF COACHING   CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS  
Year 1 (ex: 2011-12)   Level 1 clinic
+ age-specific component  
Year 2 (ex: 2012-13)   Level 2 clinic
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level  
Year 3 (ex: 2013-14)   Level 3 clinic (expires Dec. 31, 2015)
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level  
Year 4 (ex: 2014-15)   No Level certification required but can attend a Level 4 clinic
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level  
Year 5 (ex: 2015-16)   Complete the online Level 3 Recertification Track 1
(expires Dec. 31, 2017), or attend a Level 4 clinic
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level  
Year 6 (ex: 2016-17)   No Level certification required but can attend a Level 4 clinic
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level  
Year 7 (ex: 2017-18)   Complete the online Level 3
Recertification Track 2 (expires Dec. 31, 2019), or attend a Level 4 clinic
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level  
Year 8 (ex: 2018-19) No Level certification required but can attend a Level 4 clinic
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level
Year 9 (ex: 2019-20) Must attend a Level 4 clinic
+ age-specific component if not previously taken for current age level
Year 10 and beyond   No Level recertification required but must complete age specific component if not previously taken for current age level. Coaches are highly encouraged to attend a continuing education course every two years.  

(2)  Evidence of Level

All USA Hockey coaches will possess a USA Hockey Coaching Education Program card with valid certification stickers(if certification was received prior to September 1, 2011), or a printout from the USA Hockey online certification list (if certification was received after September 1, 2011).

It is the responsibility of the local association to identify those coaches who do not meet the certification requirements. All coaches have until December 31 of the current season to attend a USA Hockey coaching clinic and complete the online age-specific playing level module to become properly certified.

Prior to the start of all games throughout the season all coaches are required to indicate their current certification status on the scoresheet, regardless of their certification level. All coaches (except for juniors) must legibly print their USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP) card number, their CEP level (levels 1-5), their online age-specific playing level module and the year their CEP level was attained.

Beginning January 1 of the current season, prior to the start of each game, all coaches present are required to sign the designated area of the score sheet in order to verify the accuracy of the playing roster, as it appears on the score sheet, for that game.

(3)  Penalty and Enforcement

All coaches must have current certification and online component verification beginning January 1 of the current playing season. Any coach not in possession of these requirements will be ineligible to coach for the remainder of the season. Districts and/or affiliates are required to uphold this penalty. It will be the responsibility of the local association registering the team to enforce the national policy.