Thank you for supporting our players by stepping up and taking on a Coach or Trainer’s role.
All Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers and Managers within the jurisdiction of the ALLIANCE are required to be certified in Speak Out
or Respect in Sports
program. Speak Out
was a classroom course that was replaced a few years ago by Respect in Sports. If you are Speak Out certified, you do not have to take Respect in Sports
. Your coaching/trainer’s card will have an “H” in the number, proving you attended the Speak Out course. Respect in Sports is an on-line 3 hour course broken into 6, 30 minute segments. The course can be found here: https://alliance.respectgroupinc.com/secure/ Development Stream
(DS) is designed for Select and higher level coaches. This course involves 22 hours of classroom instruction and 2 hours of on-ice instruction, held over a 2 day period. The course outline can be found here: http://www.alliancehockey.com/page.asp?id=25 Coach Stream
(CS) is designed for House league coaches and other bench staff involved on the ice. Many Associations require their H/L Head coaches to be Coach Stream certified. Check with your own Association for their specific coaching requirements.
This course was redesigned for 2013-14. The changes proved very successful and will continue for the upcoming season.
The course is broken into 2 segments. The first is a 4 hour on-line course which MUST BE COMPLETED
before you can apply for the in-class/on-ice session. The on-line course is found at: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=81411 .
Once you have completed the on-line course, apply for the 6 hour classroom/on-ice through your own Association’s TDC representative. This one day course includes 5 hours of classroom instruction followed by a 1 hour ice session. Trainer course
is a one day course for the Trainer of your team. Associations require each team to have a certified Trainer due to insurance obligations. This is not a first aid course but does instruct you in developing an Emergency Action Plan, Injury Management, removing players from play and co-ordaining their return as well as an in-depth discussion on recognizing and dealing with concussion injuries. NOTE: This course is also available on-line and the link is found here: https://hdcoelearning.com/
. The major advantage to the in-class session is the amount of information that you will share with the other attendees.
The Trainer’s course must be recertified every 3 years and the recertification course is only available on-line.
If you are a member of a Hamilton area Association that falls under the Hamilton Minor Hockey Council umbrella, sign up through your own Association’s TDC Rep. There is no charge to attend these Clinics. If however, you fail to attend a Clinic that you have signed up for, your Association will be charged the costs incurred and you will be responsible for making reimbursement to your Association. Contact your Association TDC representative to sign up for the appropriate Clinic as soon as possible, space is limited and the Clinics fill fast!
If you are from outside the Hamilton Minor Hockey Council’s area, you may apply to attend any of the Clinics we sponsor. You are required to apply and, if space is available, you will be responsible for the costs to attend. To apply, open the “Out of Town Application” tab under the Clinic banner. Payment is made through Paypal and payment instructions are found on the application form.
For questions, contact Ryan Cairns, TDC co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that all Clinics are held at the F. H. Sherman Recreation Centre, formally called Dofasco Sports Park.