Coaching Clinics

ALL coaches on the bench MUST have RESPECT IN SPORT COACH.  This course can be taken online through Hockey Alberta.

ALL coaches must be completely certified by October 31 of the current year.

MMHA highly recommends that all coaching staff take at least 1 coaching clinic every year they are involved in Coaching.

Here is a chart showing all of the certification requirements - COACH REQUIREMENTS 

Click here for a list of CENTRAL ALBERTA 2017-2018 CLINIC DATES - Check back regularly for updates, as clinics are always being added. 




The NCCP Coach Stream emphasizes basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game. The course also incorporates the official teaching curriculum of Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta.

This course is completed in two parts. The first is a 12-module course completed on the online platform (Hockey University÷. At the conclusion of the course, coaches will have access to register for the in-person clinic that will consist of 3.5 hours of in-class sessions followed by a 1.5 hour on-ice session.

Step 1:

Sign up and complete online modules through Hockey University.

Hockey University - Community Coach Stream is the first step to being a (Trained÷ coach under NCCP Coach Stream. It is completed as a 4 hour online course consisting of the following 12 modules.

Step 2:

Register for an in person clinic.

Step 3:

Fully attend and participate at an in-person clinic

The in-person clinic will combine both classroom and on-ice components. Coaches will learn the importance of skill development, skill progressions, practice delivery and resource utilization. The on-ice session will offer a practical learning and sharing environment for all coaches.

The NCCP Coach Stream emphasizes basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game. The course also incorporates the official teaching curriculum of Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta.

Qualification Requirement

Coaches will be considered based on 100% completion of the Coach Stream online course and 100% attendance at the Coach Stream clinic.






The Checking Skills Clinic consists of four sections - The Team Environment, The Training Environment, The Game Day Environment & Growing The Game. Clinic presentations, group work, delegate discussions and individual reflection is supplemented with in class demonstrations and on-ice applications. It is not the intent of this clinic to train coaches to be experts, but rather to identify the key fundamental of checking and being checked. The degree of success that coaches experience depends on how readily the core values are accepted, and our ability to take this learning from the clinic to our communities and grow the game.

Who Should Attend?

The Hockey Alberta Checking Skills clinic is a required course for all registered Head Coaches that are coaching in Peewee or above. The content of this course focuses on much more than simply (Body Checking÷ and is therefore recommended for Atom coaches as well.

Qualification Requirement

Qualification is based solely on attendance. 100% attendance is required.

There is no prerequisite course to the Hockey Alberta Checking Skills Program. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a Hockey Alberta Checking Skills attendance card from Hockey Alberta.

Course will consist of both classroom time and Ice time. 




Hockey Canada Safety Program - Level I is an online program referred to as (Hockey University - Safety.

This program is a great introduction to team safety, injury recognition and important information for anyone who wishes to be a team Safety Person. From the Fair Play Code and Code of Ethics, to Safety at the Rink, Injury Management and the Emergency Action Plan, this program gives you the information and confidence needed to be the go-to-person on your team for health, wellness, injury recognition safe and proper recovery and return to play procedures.

Who Should Attend?

This program is targeted at volunteers who find themselves in the role of a Safety Person. It may be one of the following:


1. Coach

2. Assistant Coach

3. Team Managers




Certification is based on 100% completion of the online Hockey University- Safety program. There is no equivalency for this course.

All Hockey Alberta teams must have one (1) person registered to their team that has completed the Hockey Canada Safety Program and be at all games.

The certification for this program is valid for a period of three (3) hockey seasons from the date completion (expiring on September 1st).


For those that have previously taken the in person Hockey Canada Safety Program and have since had certification expire, completion of the Hockey University-Safety course will be required.




Hockey Canada Safety Program Level II

The Level II component of the Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP) is given to those who have completed the Hockey Canada Safety Program and have completed Standard First Aid or are medical professionals. Each participant wanting to be recognized at Level II must provide proof of certification at the above levels to the Hockey Alberta office. The participant will then be updated to Level II in HCR and provided a record of their new level and expiry date, as long as their Hockey Canada Safety Program is valid at that time. This level will extend their HCSP certification to six years.






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