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Athens Youth Hockey Association Coaching Information

The Athens Youth Hockey Association welcomes new and experienced coaches to assist at practice and to serve as head and assistant coaches for teams. Coaching development is as essential to our mission as is player development. AYHA reimburses its coaches (parent and non-parent) for all fees associated with USA Hockey's comprehensive coaching certification requirements.  All parent coaches are volunteers.  Non-parent coaches may receive a stipend, depending on level of commitment. 

Contact Registrar for more information.

Downloads & Links
USA Hockey online membership registration
USA Hockey Coaching Certification Requirements and Resources
Mid-Am Hockey mandated background screening
USA Hockey Safesport Training
Ohio-mandated concussion education resources 
Ohio-mandated Sudden Cardiac Arrest education resources 

Certification Requirements for the 20-21 season

Before stepping on the ice, ALL coaches must submit the following to the AYHA Registrar
(1) USA Hockey member confirmation number for 19-20 
(2) Certification of Ohio-mandated online concussion education training (valid 3 years)
(3) E-mail attesting to Ohio-mandated Sudden Cardiac Arrest education
(4) Current Mid-Am Hockey mandated background screening
(5) Current USA Hockey Safesport training

No coach may be rostered with a team without completion of the appropriate USA Hockey Online Age-Specific Module. Rostered coaches who are due to "level up" must complete an in-person certification course by December 31.

Please check for the latest USA Hockey and MidAm requirements. Most certifications are good for only 1 - 2 seasons.
Page Updates
19 Sept 2020 VLY update links
21 May 2019 VLY update links
18 August 2018 VLY
15July2017 VLY