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Coaching Application

Coaches Resources

This page contains links and information you need to be a Berlin Youth Hockey coach.

There are also video resources available to help train proper skating and shooting techniques.

Key Requirements For All Coaches (Head Coach & Assistants)

  • You must register online with USA Hockey
  • You must complete a background check
  • You must complete SafeSport training
  • You must have the appropriate USA Hockey CEP Level Clinic (must be completed by 12/31/32)
  • You must complete the appropriate USA Hockey Age-Specific Module(s)
  • You must sign the USA Hockey Code of Conduct agreement
  • You must sign the SafeSport Code of Conduct agreement
  • You must have a Consent to Treat on file

Coaching Credits:

Coaching Credits will be applied to your child’s account. Please provide a copy of the receipt to the BYH Treasurer via e-mail or in person. Coaching Credits include:

  • USA Hockey Registration
  • USA Hockey CEP Level Classes
  • USA Hockey Age Module Online Course
  • USA Hockey Required NCIC Background Check

If you have questions about the process, please contact Scott Valliere (Registrar) or Evan Bledsoe (Coaching Director)

Interested in coaching for the Berlin Sabres? Fill out the application below.

Deadline: July 1st 2023


2023-2024 BYH Teams

2 Mite, 2 Squirt, 2 Peewee, 2 Bantam, 2 Midget

Register for USA Hockey

All BYH coaches must register every year with USA Hockey

Coaching Clinics

All BYH coaches must register and attend the required certification clinic. Clinics are held from Sept-Dec. Must be completed by 12/31.

USA Hockey Age Specific Modules

Complete the age-specific module for the level you will coach. Only needs to be done once per age group.

SafeSport Training

All coaches must complete the SafeSport training every year.

Background Screening

USA Hockey has implemented a national level background screening. This must be completed every 2 years.

Coaching Requirements (Head Coach/Assistant Coach) Checklist:

Coaching Requirements Must Complete Fee Deadline Completed
USA Hockey Registration Yearly $46 Before participating
USA Hockey NCIC Background Check Every 2 Years $30 Before participating
SafeSport Training Yearly Before participating
USA Hockey Age Module Online Course Once per age group $15 per module Before Participating
USA Hockey CEP Level Coaching Clinic Yearly $55 Dec 31st
USA Hockey Code of Conduct agreement
SafeSport Code of Conduct agreement
Consent to Treat Form on File

Coaching Ethics Code

This USA Coaching Ethics Code intends to provide standards of ethical conduct for coaches involved with USA Hockey and its member organizations. It provides General Principles and Ethical Standards which cover many situations encountered by coaches, with its principle goals the welfare and protection of participants with whom coaches work. Coaches will respect and protect human and civil rights and not knowingly participate in or condone unfair discriminatory practices.

Scott Valliere

BYH Registrar

Evan Bledsoe

BYH Vice President/ Coaching Director