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Coaching Info

Attention Coaches & Volunteers.  We are preparing for the 2017-2018 hockey season.

New this season for Coaches: USA Hockey is now requiring all Coaches to complete the following BEFORE coaching or having any access to kids on-ice or off-ice.
1. Consent to Screen on affiliate website (done yearly)
2. USA Hockey Membership (done yearly)
3. SafeSport Module (required every 2 years)
4. Age Specific Module of the division coaching (if needed)

Team Managers, Volunteers, Locker Room Monitors, Team Drivers, Travel Chaperones, Board Members, Club Leadership and anyone with routine access to youth participants must also register with USAH as a volunteer/team manager, submit Consent To Screen, and complete the SafeSport training.

If you are interested in coaching HOUSE or TRAVEL or volunteering for one of our member clubs (St Joe, Carriage Club, Saints, Stars, Storm, Topeka, Jr Mavs, Jets, KC Mavs Travel) please submit your coaching info through our main KCYHA registration link below.

Coaching Clinic Information

Coaches Education general rule: Coaches start with Level 1 and advance one level each year unless you are coaching 8U in which you can stay at Level 1 until you advance to 10U Squirts.

Coaches Level 1 & 2 classes will be Saturday September 23, 2017, Level 3 will be Sunday September 24, 2017 both classes will be held in Independence, MO 8:30am till 5:00pm at Silverstein Eye Centers Area on the Community Sheet side.

Must pre-register for classes--Spots are limited and fill up fast!

Bring skates, gloves, helmet, stick for on-ice portion.


1. Register with USA Hockey

Register online with USA Hockey, must be done each year. The cost is $48. Check that you are part of Midwest Amateur Hockey Association (not Missouri Hockey).
USA Hockey Coaches Registration

2. Submit your USA Hockey Membership # to KCYHA

Please submit your USA Hockey membership # to us electronically by filling out the 2017-2018 Registration.

3. Consent to Screen/Background Check

All Coaches, Team Managers, Volunteers, and Locker Room Monitors must consent to be screened each year through Midwest Amateur Hockey Association our USA Hockey affiliate BEFORE coaching on-ice or off-ice activities. Important: Click that you are coaching for Kansas City Youth Hockey Association.

Submit Consent to be Screened Online

4. Online SafeSport Training

Each coach, team manager, volunteer & locker room monitor must have current SafeSport training and must be completed PRIOR to coaching on-ice or off-ice. New coaches need to take the full 90 minute module online which is good for two (2) seasons.  Coaches who have expired modules need to complete the 30 minute refresher course. Thus, if you took the full 90 minute online training during the 2015-16 season, it was valid for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and you will need to complete the SafeSport Refresher course for this 2017-18 season.

Must be completed before participating in any on-ice or off-ice events.

Go to SafeSport Training>>

5. Age Specific Modules

USA Hockey requires that coaches take an online course specific for the age of players you will be coaching. You only have to take each age module once. This module needs to be completed BEFORE coaching or any contact with players on-ice or off-ice.

Go to Age Specific Modules>>

6. USA Hockey Coaching Certification Class Level 1, 2, 3, 4

Important Note: USA Hockey no longer requires a specific certification level based on the age level of play coaching. A coach must progress through the education system every year and have completed the online age-specific module for each age level coaching.

All coaches must have proper certification by December 31st each season. Even though December 31st is the deadline, its IMPORTANT to note that there's usually only one class held locally in the KC area in early fall.

The expiration of your certification depends on the level you have achieved. Make sure you check your certification status if unsure.  New coaches start with Level 1 and advance one level each year unless you are coaching U8, you can stay at Level 1 until you advance to Squirts.

Register for a clinic>>
Check certification status>>
Level 3 Coaches Re-certification>>