Requirements

USA Hockey and Missouri Hockey require all on-ice helpers to complete the following items.    If you have any questions about these items please contact the coaching director.

USA Hockey Registration

REQUIRED BEFORE TAKING THE ICE FOR PRACTICE

USA Hockey registration is required for all players and coaches who take the ice.  This is effectively your insurance that helps cover medical expenses in the event of a hockey related injury.

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Safesport

REQUIRED BEFORE TAKING THE ICE FOR PRACTICE

Safesport is an online module to help coaches and volunteers become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport

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Age Specific Online Module

REQUIRED BEFORE TAKING THE ICE FOR PRACTICE

In addition to your in-person coaching certification  USA Hockey requires that coaches take an online courses for both the specific age of players that you will be coaching and another one covering player safety.  You only have to take each module once.

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Background Check

REQUIRED BEFORE TAKING THE ICE FOR PRACTICE

The Missouri Hockey background check is the only requirement that you must have completed prior to helping out on the ice. These background checks are good for 2 years, so if you've done one in the past be sure to check to make sure you background check is still good.  

Request Background Check »   Check Background Check Expiration »  

USA Hockey Coaching Certification

REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 31st

The next requirement to coach hockey with the Spirit is a coaching certification course held by USA Hockey.  It's IMPORTANT to note that while this is required by Dec. 31, there are only a couple of these courses per year held in St. Louis, so it is very important that you get registered ASAP. The expiration of your certification depends on the level of certification that you have achieved.  Make sure you check your certification status if you are unsure.

Register for a Clinic »    Check Certification Status »