All registered team officials 16 years of age or older must attain their Respect in Sport(Coach) Course through SHA (or already have taken the Hockey Canada Speak Out Program) by January 10 of the current season.
If any team official does not successfully obtain their Respect in Sport (Coach) Course (or already have the Speak Out) by the January 10 deadline, there will be a fine by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. This fine will be passed onto the Team.
The Coach Level Clinic is designed to give a coach the necessary tools to effectively teach players to play the game of hockey. The coach is given tools in communication, supporting the athlete in a team environment, teaching skills and progressions, preparing practices, etc.
Coaches do not have to take Intro to Coach before taking the Coach Level clinic.
All coaches coaching Novice - Midget must have the Coach Level clinic before January 10 of the current season.
If a coach fails to successfully complete a Coach Level clinic by the January 10 deadline, there will be a fine per infraction by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. This fine will be passed onto the Team.
Coach 1 - Intro to Coach
12 on-line E-Learning modules must be completed first
The Safety course is a risk management and safety education program for volunteer trainers and other team officials for minor, junior, female and senior hockey teams. Any coach, team official or parent can take this clinic to help implement effective risk management programs for their teams.
Each SHA registered team needs to have one team official (Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Volunteer) that is registered on their team certification form to have taken the Hockey Canada Safety Program.
Please note that any doctor or EMT must still take the clinic as it is SHA requirement for all teams to have one person who has taken the clinic.
If the team does not have someone off the team certification form with the Hockey Canada Safety Program by the January 10 deadline, there will be a fine per infraction by the SHA. This fine will be passed onto the Team.
There is no re-certification for this clinic as this time.
3.5 hours - 2 hours classroom and 1.5 hours on-ice.
The Checking certification clinic is designed to assist coaches in properly teaching Novice to Midget players to angle, stick check and how to deliver a body check and be prepared to receive body checks. There is no body checking in Novice to Pee Wee or Female hockey, but SHA feels that coaches can start to teach kids how to take any unnecessary checks and how to go into the corners controlled and safe.
The Head Coach on all minor teams from Novice to Midget must have attended a SHA Checking Certification clinic by January 10 of the current season.
If the Head Coach has not completed the Checking Certification clinic, there will be a by the SHA. This fine will be passed onto the team.
The Checking Certification clinic is for coaches, not players to attend
2 day - 18 hours, includes 2 hours ice time.
The Development Stream clinics are designed to apply Activity-Based Learning. ABL means getting physically active while you learn, using many senses as possible and getting your whole body/mind involved in the learning process. These clinics are for coaches who are or will be coaching tier 1 teams or higher. Development I is the equivalent of the old Intermediate Coaching certification.
Development I clinic covers drill design, team building, team tactics, individual tactics, transition, etc.
Development II clinic covers mental preparation, individual tactics, team tactics, defensive play, offensive play, game analysis, off-ice training, etc.
There is a post task to be completed after the Development I clinic. Then there is an evaluation process that must be completed after the Development II clinic. This evaluation process is similar to the High Performance evaluation process.
Coaches can go directly into taking Development I without taking Coach Level or Intro to Coach.
Development I must be completed before taking Development II.