CERTIFICATIONS

CertificationHead CoachAssistant CoachSafety PersonManagerTeam Mom
Criminal Record CheckYesYesYesYesYes
CATTYesYesYesYesYes
Respect in SportYesYesYesYesPlease take the Parent version of RIS
HCSPNoNoYesNoNo
Coach 1 Intro to CoachRequired for U7, U9 teamsRequired for U7, U9 teamsNoNoNo
Coach 2 - Coach LevelRequired for U11 and above "C" teamsRequired for U11 and above "C" teamsNoNoNo
Checking ClinicRequired for all U11 to U15 teamsNoNoNoNo
Development 1Required for U13 and above "A" teamsRequired for U13 and above "A" teamsNoNoNo

How to Check your Qualifications

To check if your qualifications are up to date please login to HCR (Hockey Canada Registry) account.  If you don't have an account you can create one.

If you require a HCR#, please email our Registrar with the following information. Our Registrar has to submit your info to Hockey Canada in order to give you a HCR#

SUBJECT LINE: New Team Official - Requiring HCR#
Full Name
Email address
Home address
Phone number(s)
Birthdate (YYYY-MM-DDj
Gender

How to Get Certified

Criminal Record Check

A CRC is required every 3 seasons and can be done online.

Because it takes a while for the CRC to be received by our Risk Manager, please send a copy of the confirmation page to coaching@tricitiesfemaleicehockey.ca

This must be done prior to your first ice time.

CATT - Concussion Awareness Training

Complete by: September 1st

Cost: Free

All BC Hockey team officials (head coaches, assistant coaches, managers, HCSP, team moms) are required to be qualified in the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) prior to their participation in any practice or game.
 
As a sports leader, BC Hockey is bringing concussion awareness to the forefront to ensure the safety of all participants and that team officials are aware and educated on concussion protocol and the Hockey Canada return to play procedure.
**PLEASE PRINT OR SAVE CERTIFICATE ONCE COURSE IS COMPLETED, OTHERWISE THE COURSE IS NOT MARKED COMPLETE **
 
Respect in Sport

There are 2 Respect in Sports Courses, please make sure you select the correct one.

RIS expires after 5 years.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders - required for all team officials (head coaches, assistant coaches, managers, HCSP)

  • Complete by: September 30
  • Cost: $30
  • Send your receipt and completion certificate to coaching@tricitiesfemaleicehockey.ca
  • Register here

Respect in Sports for Parents (team moms)

  • Complete by: September 30
  • Cost: $12
  • Send your receipt and completion certificate to coaching@tricitiesfemaleicehockey.ca
  • Register here

 

HCSP - Hockey Canada Safety Person
  • Complete By: December 1
  • Expires: every 3 years
  • Cost: $40
  • Submit receipt to coaching@tricitiesfemaleicehockey.ca
  • Register here    search under "Trainer/Safety"

The Hockey Canada Safety Program utilizes a proactive, preventative, common sense approach to keeping our children safe. The goal of the program is for the safety people to implement effective risk management programs with their own teams where player safety is the first priority at all times, both on and off the ice. The safety person is an individual that has become HCSP qualified. This program must be successfully completed every three years in order to be a team’s safety person, even if the individual is a medical professional.

Coaches - House

** We will reimburse you for the course you are required for the level you are currently coaching

** We reimburse after all course assignments are completed.

U7/U9 COACHES

  • Prerequisite: HU: ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 ($35)
  • REQUIRED: Coach 1 Intro to Coach ($130)
  • MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 1st

U9

  • Prerequisite: HU: ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 ($35)
  • REQUIRED: Coach 1 Intro to Coach ($130)
  • MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 1st

U11C, U13C, U15C, U18C, U21

  • Prerequisite: HU: ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 ($35)
  • REQUIRED: Coach 2 Coach Level ($140)
  • Head coaches are also required to take Online Checking
  • FOR OUR FEMALE COACHES, THE COACH 2 COACH LEVEL IS OFFERED AT NO COST TO THE ASSOCIATION. You register for the clinic and BC Hockey will reimburse you directly. Look for "We are Coaches" Coach 2 Online.
  • MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 1st

Click here to find your clinic

Coaches - Rep

** We will reimburse you for the course you are required for the level you are currently coaching

** We reimburse after all course assignments are completed.

 

  • REQUIRED ALL "A" COACHES: Coach Development 1
  • REQUIRED Head Coaches ONLY: Online Checking
  • MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 1st

 

Click here to find your clinic

On-ice Helpers

THE INTENT OF ON-ICE HELPERS

  1. The intent for On-Ice Helpers is to provide a female role model for our young female athletes, encourage parents to explore becoming a coach, allow older TCFIHA players graduating players to give back to the TCFIHA younger teams, and/or allow older players to obtain their high school volunteer hours.

  2. On-Ice helpers are not permitted to coach in any way at any time.

  3. On-Ice helpers are permitted to move pucks, set up cones, demonstrate drills, and other similar tasks assigned by the Head Coach.

  4. On-Ice helpers are not permitted to be on the bench during games.

  5. On-Ice Helpers that are TCFIHA players must be a player within U11 or higher to participate in this role.

Any on-ice helpers must be a current registered member of BC Hockey/Hockey Canada.

 
PARENT ON-ICE HELPERS - ONLY FOR U7 AND U9
 
  1. Parent On-Ice Helpers are permitted with the U7 and U9 Divisions only. Parent On-Ice Helpers are not permitted for the U11 and higher divisions. 

  2. The maximum number of parents in the role of On-Ice Helpers that is permitted for the U7 and U9 Division is three. 

  3. Any required courses/certification for On-Ice Helpers will be covered by the team that they are assisting with through their Team Fees. 

  4. Parent On-Ice Helpers are permitted to act in this role for one season only. After completing one season as an On-Ice Helper, if the parent wishes to assist with a team on the ice, they must apply to be a Head Coach or Assistant Coach.

 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Age 15 and below - no certification required

  2. Age 16 and above - Respect in Sport

  3. Age 18 and above - Criminal Record Check (on ice helpers that are 17 turning 18 in the calendar year are required to have a CRC)

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Age 14 and below - full equipment

  2. Age 15 to 17 - helmet with full face mask, neck guard, gloves

  3. 18 and above - helmet, gloves