Certifications

   

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS & REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

***PLEASE NOTE: ANY VOLUNTEER THAT DOES NOT HAVE THEIR CERTIFICATIONS COMPLETE BY DECEMBER 1, WILL BE SUSPENDED BY HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA***

Coach / Assistant Coach

A volunteer who is certified to instruct players on the ice for practice and bench during games.

 
U5/U7/U9 and All C (recreational) levels:
  1. Intro/Community Coach Program
  2. Respect in Sport Coach or equivalent
  3. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
  4. Hockey Canada Safety Program (valid for 3 years) – at least 1 bench staff must have a valid safety certification at all times. This is for games and practices
  5. ***NEW for 2020*** - All team staff require HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
U11 B, U13 B, U15 B, U18 B levels:
  1. NCCP Development Level 1 or equivalent
  2. Respect in Sport – Coach
  3. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
  4. Hockey Canada Safety Program (valid for 3 years) – at least 1 bench staff must have a valid safety certification at all times. This is for games and practices
  5. ***NEW for 2020*** - All team staff require HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
All other Rep Levels:
  1. NCCP Development Level 1 or equivalent
  2. Respect in Sport – Coach
  3. Criminal Records Check  which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
  4. Hockey Canada Safety Program (valid for 3 years) – All bench staff must have a valid safety certification at all times. This is for games and practices
  5. ***NEW for 2020*** - All team staff require HU Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
Manager
A volunteer not permitted to provide instruction on ice or on the bench.
  1. Respect in Sport - Coach
  2. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP
Trainer
A volunteer who is not permitted on the ice during practices but can provide bench support during games.
  1. Hockey Canada Safety Program (valid for 3 years)
  2. Respect in Sport - Coach
  3. Criminal Records Check which must include the vulnerable sector check- RCMP
Parent Volunteer
In situations where a coach is a different gender then the players being coached a Parent or Parents can volunteer and be added to a roster so they can enter a dressing room.
  1. Respect In Sport – Coach
  2. Criminal Record Check which must include the vulnerable sector check - RCMP

 

HOW DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC/VSC):
CHBA is unable to host a CRC night this year due to COVID-19.  The volunteer can go to the Cole Harbour RCMP detachment with a letter from the CHBA Risk Manager -CRC Volunteer Letter - to have the check completed. The volunteer must pay upfront and will be reimbursed by their team with receipt. At Feathers and IP levels only, the reimbursement is obtained by submitting the receipt in an email to our treasurer – treasurer@chbawings.org
*Once you have your completed CRC/VRC, please email a copy to Angela MacNeil at riskmanagement@chbawings.org

Respect in Sport Coach:
This has replaced the Speak Out course. Either course is accepted by Hockey Nova Scotia. There is a cost for this course. The Volunteer should provide a receipt to the team for reimbursement. 

U5 & U7 Levels only, reimbursement will be provided by our treasurer. Please submit the receipt with an email for reimbursement.
https://hns.respectgroupinc.com/

Respect in Sport Parents Program:
As of the 2015-2016 season, every player new to hockey, regardless of the playing level must have one parent complete the Respect in Sport Parent Program.   More information regarding this program can be found under the Respect in Sport tab on the main menu.
https://hnsparent.respectgroupinc.com/

COACHING COURSES 
To register for any of these courses, you must first be rostered with a Cole Harbour team. All coaching courses will be held online for the 2020-2021 season.
 
Intro/Community Coach:
This course has two components. The first is completed online. Once completed, it will allow the volunteer to register for a one-day clinic. CHBA is invoiced directly. For no shows the team will be billed for this charge. https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey. This course does not expire.
 
NCCP Development 1:
This is a two-day clinic. The Volunteer must register on-line.  Billing is direct to CHBA and no-show charges will be billed back to the team.  https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey. This course does not expire.

Hockey Canada Safety Program:
The HU-Safety program is now on-line.  It has a three-season expiration date. In lieu of completing this course, a volunteer can submit a valid first aid certificate to HNS which they will permit a five-year expiration date. This is billed directly to CHBA.  https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey.

HU Planning a Safe Retrun to Hockey - ***New for 2020***:
Hu Safe Return to Hockey is completed online.  It is an e-learning module and is availabe via e-Hockey.

 

CERTIFICATION DEADLINES

As per Hockey Nova Scotia guidelines, all Bench staff must have relevant certifications in place by December 1, 2021.
Failure to comply with the December 1 deadline will result in suspension of participation as a volunteer with any team until all certifications are in place.