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Coach Clinic Overview

Each clinic's content is developed by Hockey Canada and the member Branches (Hockey Manitoba) train people to teach the clinics and implement the content to coaches. There is no ladder of pre-requisites to climb; coaches simply take the certification path that is applicable to the age/category of the athlete they are currently coaching.

What Do I Need To Coach?

  • ALL coaches must have Respect in Sport certification. Previous Speak Out clinic certification is equivalent to Respect in Sport.
  • See chart below for requirements listed by division/category.
  • Ensure your team has a hockey certified Saftey person (or persons). A certified Safety person must be at all team games & practices. Click here for Safety - Trainer 1 clinic info.
  • ALL Minor Hockey & High School coaches must wear a CSA approved helmet with fastened chin strap during all on-ice practices/activities.

Coach Certification Chart

Initiation (6 & Under) Initiation (IP) Initiation (IP)
Novice (7 & 8) IP OR Coach IP OR Coach
Atom (9 & 10) Coach Coach
Peewee (11 & 12) Coach Coach
Bantam AAA Dev. 1 Coach
Bantam AA - Rural Dev. 1 Coach
Bantam AA - Winnipeg Coach Coach
Bantam A, B, C, D Coach Coach
Midget AAA Dev. 1 Coach
Midget AA, A, B, C Coach Coach
High School Coach Coach
Juvenile Coach Coach
Junior A HP 1 Dev. 1
Junior B Dev. 1 Coach
Junior C, OA, Fem. Coach Coach
Senior AAA Dev. 1 Coach
Senior A, B, C, D Respect In Sport Respect In Sport
Female Atom, Peewee, Bantam Coach Coach
Female Midget A, B, C Coach Coach
Female Midget AA Dev. 1 Coach
Female Senior AA, A, B Dev. 1 Coach
Program of Excellence HP 1 Dev. 1
Canada Games HP 1 HP 1
Manitoba Games Coach Coach

Clinic Season Info

Clinics are offered through the first part of the hockey season (September-December) to certify coaches, officials and safety persons. Locations vary throughout the province as each member Region has opportunity to host clinics through their Minor Associations.

As a committment to the development of coaches in our province all Initiation, Coach Level, Respect In Sport, and Safety - Trainer 1 clinics are free of charge to Hockey Manitoba members of the current season. Hockey Manitoba members are those who are officially registered on a Hockey Manitoba Team Roster of the current season of the clinic.

For more information please visit the Hockey Manitoba website.

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