Resources

If you are a first time Volunteer:

  1. You 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. If you have not created an account in the New Hockey Canada 3.0 Platform you will need to complete that first. Once you have created your account, search for your Hockey Canada Profile and Link it to your new Hockey Canada 3.0 account. Do the same for each of your players.  Once that is finalized, you will be able to view your individual HCR numbers. If you have played organized hockey you already have already been assigned a number, you will not need to create a new number/profile after creating your new Hockey Canada 3.0 account. You will only need to LINK yourself and your players to your new account.

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.
  4. Must complete Hockey Canada's (Covid-19 Protocols) Planning a Safe Return to Hockey

In order to confirm if your qualifications are up to date, please click on this link. (Please see instructions at the top of this page if you have not created an account in the new Hockey Canada 3.0 Platform)

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 (Coaches Version) free online 25 minute course before going on HCR.
  4. Must complete Hockey Canada's (Covid-19 Protocols) Planning a Safe Return to Hockey

In order to confirm if your qualifications are up to date, please click on this link. (Please see instructions at the top of this page if you have not created an account in the new Hockey Canada 3.0 Platform)

Live Streaming of games require the following waivers to be signed: Live Stream Waivers

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 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 attain Canadian Hockey Safety Program certification.
  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. Must complete Hockey Canada's (Covid-19 Protocols) Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
  6. Please follow the Safety Guidelines: Safety People Process and Info

In order to confirm if your qualifications are up to date, please click on this link. (Please see instructions at the top of this page if you have not created an account in the new Hockey Canada 3.0 Platform)

Parents

    1. Must attain Respect in Sport (Parent) certification 

In order to confirm if your qualifications are up to date, please click on this link. (Please see instructions at the top of this page if you have not created an account in the new Hockey Canada 3.0 Platform)

Courses

In order to confirm if your qualifications for the courses below, are up to date, please click on this link

If you have not yet set up a Hockey Canada account, please click on this link

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/
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/

Criminal Record Check

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 with your name and division/team and role with the team

To complete your Criminal Record Check please use the following link and access code. Please confirm once submitted so your Hockey Canada Profile can be updated to pending to allow rostering while we await the results.

This access code is unique to our organization and should not be used by anyone that is not volunteering.

Please DO NOT choose “Share Results” you’ll need to choose a “New” check. (Bc Hockey has shorter expiry than other places so you risk sending me an expired check if you choose to share)

This code will be required when submitting an online request:

Should you be unsuccessful in completing your record check online, contact your Safety and Risk Manager to set up a manual check (requires brief zoom/in person meeting to view your ID and sign a consent form)

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://register.hockeycanada.ca/clinic-details/1ebfaec5-711f-65f4-875e-06d07a919fd4
Cost: $42 and reimbursed by the association upon completion if approved by Registrar
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.   Once you have been confirmed as a coach by the association, you will be reimbursed upon showing proof of course completion (approval is required prior to reimbursement).

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. Once you have been confirmed as a coach by the association, you will be reimbursed upon successful completion by March 31st of that season (approval is required prior to reimbursement).

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). Once you have been confirmed as a coach by the association, you will be reimbursed upon successful completion by March 31st of that season (approval is required prior to reimbursement).

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