Welcome to HMHIP and thank you for your offer to volunteer!

 

All Volunteers are required to complete a Team Official Application before they can be considered for a position.

A volunteer must complete the Respect In Sports, Vulnerable Sector Search (Police Check), Gender Identity and Expression Course, and Concussion Awareness requirements (minimum) before being allowed on the ice with a team.

 


Positions Available:

 

HOCKEY SCHOOL

  • All teams require one certified Coach and one certified Trainer.
  • Assistant Coaches will only be considered where extra help is needed after the Coach and Trainer spots are filled.
  • Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Trainers will assist on the ice with the Velsk8 Instructors during instruction and practice times.

PRENOVICE

  • PreNovice teams will be allowed 3 Bench Members: Coach, Assistant Coach and Trainer.
  • These bench members will assist on the ice with the Velsk8 Instructors during instruction times and without during practice times. 
  • The HMHIP Executive will provide guidelines for practices.

 

Hockey Canada Mandated Requirements:

 

COACH REQUIREMENTS

  • Coach 1 - Intro Certification
  • RIS Certification
  • Current Police (Vulnerable Sector Search) Check
  • Gender Identity and Gender Expression Training for Team Officials
  • Concussion Awareness

ASSISTANT COACH REQUIREMENTS

  • RIS Certification
  • Current Police (Vulnerable Sector Search) Check
  • Gender Identity and Gender Expression Training for Team Officials
  • Concussion Awareness

TRAINER REQUIREMENTS

  • Trainer Certification
  • RIS Certification
  • Current Police (Vulnerable Sector Search) Check
  • Gender Identity and Gender Expression Training for Team Officials
  • Concussion Awareness

 

Certification Descriptions and Clinic Information:

Visit the Hamilton Minor Hockey Council website for full clinic descriptions.

 

ACTIVITY LEADER RIS (RESPECT IN SPORT) CERTIFICATION

COACH CERTIFICATION

  • Coaching certification consists of an online course and 5 hours on-ice/classroom time.
  • The online portion MUST be completed before application can be made for the on-ice/classroom portion.
  • The online course can be found at https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=126165
  • Fees are covered by the TDC, but a cheque deposit may be required to ensure attendance.

TRAINER CERTIFICATION

  • Trainer certification can be done online at https://www.hdcoelearning.com
  • An online payment is required.
  • See the notes (below) for information on reimbursement.

GENDER IDENTITY AND GENDER EXPRESSION FOR TEAM OFFICIALS

 CONCUSSION AWARENESS

  • Review material and the signature document are available from the Certification Representative. See the notes (below) for contact information.

Police (Vulnerable Sector Screening) Check:

  • To be current, your VSS must be dated within the previous 6 months (April through October 2019).
  • An Offence Declaration is required for any dated October 2016 to April 2019.
  • A new Police Check is required for any dated prior to October 2016.
  • Receipts can be accepted as temporary proof until the actual report is received.
  • Only VSS Reports from Police Services are accepted. Employment background checks are not acceptable.
  • To obtain the volunteer rate, see an executive member for a request letter. Instructions on how to obtain a Police Check are also available. Police Check Fees can be reimbursed by the HMHIP at a flat rate of $25.00 (discounted rate). See the notes (below) for information on reimbursement.

 


NOTES:

  • All reimbursement requests must be made by emailing Pat Potter and must be accompanied by a copy of the receipt.
  • All required documents must be submitted in PDF format by emailing Pat Potter.
  • For documentation and certification inquiries contact Pat Potter by email or call 905-772-5694.
  • For clinic applications email Pat Potter or 905-772-5694.