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We are very appreciative and proud of the contributions that our coaches make each year to the development of our players, both on and off the ice. Our aim is to provide the necessary tools, resources and support for our great coaches to foster positive hockey experiences for the players, families, and themselves as coaches.

Listed below are some links and information regarding coaching in VMHA.

If you are interested in coaching with VMHA, please click here to submit an application

*Reminder: All Team officials will need CATT Certification, RIS & Criminal Record Checks prior to volunteering in the new season
  1. Must attain Respect in Sport (Activity Leaders) Certification.
    • If you do not have an HCR number, one will automatically be generated once you compete the Respect in Sport (Activity Leader)
  2. Must submit a Criminal Record Check form.
  3. Must complete CATT free online 25 minute course before going on HCR.

Qualifications

  1. Coaching Certification (see below)
    1. Coach Level + Hitting Clinic (Formerly Hybrid)
    2. Developmental 1
    3. High Performance 1
  2. Respect in Sport (Activity Leaders) (every 5 years)
    • If you do not have an HCR number, one will automatically be generated once you compete the Respect in Sport (Activity Leader)
  3. Criminal Record Check (every 3 years)
  4. Concussion Awareness Tool
DivisionCoach 1Coach 2Developmental 1High Performance 1Hitting Clinic
InitiationX
NoviceX
Atom RecXX
Atom A & BXX
Peewee RecXX
Peewee A & BXX
Bantam AXX
Bantam BXX
Midget RecXX
Midget A & BXX
JuvenileXX
In the Gold Rink at Pearkes Arena, you will find the Team Room, available for use for VMHA members. The room includes a TV, whiteboard, table and stacked chairs. The room can be used for team coach meetings, player interviews, viewing video footage etc. The room is not very big, but is big enough to hold an entire team with chairs organized in rows.
For viewing of video footage you must provide your own HDMI cable, computer etc, please provide your own dry erase pens for the white board. Please see availability calendar and request form below.

Managers

  1. Must attain Respect in Sport (Activity Leader) Certification.
    • If you do not have an HCR number, one will automatically be generated once you compete the Respect in Sport (Activity Leader)
  2. Must submit a Criminal Record Check form.
  3. Must complete CATT free online 25 minute course before going on HCR.

To request room bookings, please click the link below

Team Safety Person

All teams MUST have a Safety Person regardless of division or level.
  1. Must attain Canadian Hockey Safety Program certification.
  2. Must attain Respect in Sport (Activity Leader) certification.
    • If you do not have an HCR number, one will automatically be generated once you compete the Respect in Sport (Activity Leader)
  3. Must submit a Criminal Record Check form.
  4. Must complete CATT free online 25 minute course before going on ice or HCR (select the CATT program for coaches)
  5. Please follow the Safety Guidelines: Safety People Process and Info

Parents

    1. Must attain Respect in Sport (Parent) certification.
    2. Must complete EPACT Profile each season.

Courses

Respect in Sport (Parent)

https://bchockeyparent.respectgroupinc.com/
Cost: $12 assumed by parent
Recertification: Not required
Method: E Learning
Completion Time: 1 hour
Completion Date: Sept 5
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Registrar at registrar@victoriaminorhockey.ca
If you have completed your RIS and you would like to confirm your qualification date: https://validation.respectgroupinc.com/

Respect in Sport (Activity Leaders)

https://bch.respectgroupinc.com/
Cost: $35 and assumed through team budget upon completion
Recertification: 5 years
Method: E Learning
Completion Time: 2.5 Hours
Completion Date: December 1
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Registrar at registrar@victoriaminorhockey.ca
If you have completed your RIS and you would like to confirm your qualification date: https://validation.respectgroupinc.com/

e-PACT

https://www.epactnetwork.com/us/login
Cost: assumed by association
Recertification: Reviewed and updated annually by each member
Method: On Line
Completion Date: TBA
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Risk Manager at safety@victoriaminorhockey.ca

Criminal Record Check

Please email safety@victoriaminorhockey.ca for criminal record check application

Cost: free (volunteers exempt from the otherwise $50 charge)
Recertification: 3 years
Method: On Line
Completion Time: 72-96 hours while those requiring fingerprinting can be up to 6 months
Completion Date: Must Initiate by Sept 5
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Risk Manager at safety@victoriaminorhockey.ca

VIAHA Code of Conduct

http://hockeynanaimo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/VIAHA-Parent-Contract.pdf
Cost: free
Recertification: Annually
Method: Carbon copy
Completion Date: Must be submitted to Divisional Manager during Assessments
Contact upon Completion: Division Manager

Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands - Team Meeting

Cost: free
Recertification: Annually
Completion Time: approximately 15 minutes
Method: Oral and visual presentation by team coach and manager
Completion Date: October 15
Contact upon Completion: Team Manager submits completed form (found on BC Hockey website) to Head Manager via electronic response to: manager@victoriaminorhockey.ca

CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)

http://www.cattonline.com/
Cost: free
Recertification: Not required
Method: E Learning
Completion Time: 40 minutes
Completion Date: December 1
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Registrar at registrar@victoriaminorhockey.ca

Canadian Hockey Safety Program (HCSP)

https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?OID=3
Cost: $42 and reimbursed by the association upon completion
Recertification:  3 years
Method: E Learning
Completion Time: 3.5 Hours
Completion Date: December 1
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Registrar at registrar@victoriaminorhockey.ca

Coach Certification Registration Information

To register for the required courses, this now must be done online and paid by credit card.   You will be reimbursed by the Association upon showing proof of course completion.

Steps for registration: 

  1. Go to www.bchockey.net
  2. Click on Clinics.
  3. Click on Register to attend a BC Hockey clinic.
  4. Click on the clinic you are interested in attending.
  5. A list of location, address, city, start date, and course types will be listed as well as Signup.
  6. Click on signup.
  7. You will be taken to the Hockey Canada website, where you need to click on "create a new elearning account".
  8. Click on "I am not a member of Hockey Canada."
  9. Click on BC Hockey link.
  10. Click on your Association.
  11. Fill out information about yourself, including passwords and security questions, and hit create user.
  12. Your course selected should be listed.  If this is the course you want, click on Confirm Signup.  If not, hit Cancel.
  13. To pay for the course, go to the bottom of the page, and click on Pay Now.
  14. You will be required to enter your credit card information, and hit submit.
  15. You will be e-mailed a confirmation from BC Hockey.

Notes: Minimum certification levels are listed. Certification must be attained by December 1 of the current playing season. Exceptions may be made depending on clinic schedules but require the approval of the Executive.

Coach 2 - Coach Level + Hitting Clinic (formerly Hybrid/Stream)

http://www.bchockey.net/Clinics/clinics.aspx
Cost: paid by credit card $176.40 and reimbursed by Association upon successful completion by March 31st of that season
Recertification: Not required
Method: E Learning (4 hours) + (1) 8 hour day course
Completion Date: December 1
Signature upon Completion: Director of Coaching at coaching@victoriaminorhockey.ca
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Registrar at registrar@victoriaminorhockey.ca

Development 1

http://www.bchockey.net/Clinics/clinics.aspx
Cost: (paid by credit card $208.95) to be reimbursed by Association upon successful completion by March 31st of that season
Recertification: Not required
Method: E Learning + (2) 8 hour weekend course, post task
Completion Date: December 1
Signature upon Completion: Director of Coaching at coaching@victoriaminorhockey.ca
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Registrar at registrar@victoriaminorhockey.ca

High Performance 1 (HP1)

http://www.bchockey.net/Clinics/clinics.aspx
Cost: $1500 pre-paid by association based on pre-approval of VMHA President
Recertification: Not required
Method: E Learning + 5 day course, post task
Completion Date: Course offered annually only in the summer
Signature upon Completion: Director of Coaching at coaching@victoriaminorhockey.ca
Contact upon Completion: VMHA Registrar at registrar@victoriaminorhockey.ca