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Updated Options for New & Expiring Coaches; New Requirement for ALL Bench Staff
Submitted By Kelly Farnsworth on Monday, August 31, 2020
**New for this season** All Coaches, Trainers and Managers (new and existing) must complete a short, online clinic to be rostered this season in light of COVID-19.


Please follow the link to see Team Official Qualification Requirements for this season:
Official Qualification Requirements

OMHA have made some modifications to allow for expiring or new coaches to get certified for the 2020-2021 season as no in-person clinics are being scheduled due to COVID-19. Please note, depending on your specific situation, your qualification may take you just through this season, with some additional requirements for future seasons once normal programming can be scheduled.

All Coaches, Trainers and Managers are required to take a short (approximately 20 minutes) online course titled: "Planning a Safe Return to Hockey" to help with planning for a safe hockey season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This course can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?oid=1254&qid=1150

As with any year, all Coaches, Trainers and Managers must have taken both the Respect In Sport-Activity Leader and the Gender Identity & Expression Course (one time courses, do not expire) to be rostered. Both of these courses are online and can be accessed in the Coach Education section of the OMHA website at the following link: https://www.omha.net/coach

Trainers can access the required online clinics for both new certifications and recertifications by clicking on the following link: https://www.omha.net/trainer

Please Note:
U9 and Below
must hold Coach 1-Intro Coach (no other certifications are accepted) - this can be completed ONLINE Coach 1/Coach 2 (at the following link: https://www.omha.net/coach)

U11-U18 - minimum of Coach 2-Coach Level Trained for LL and Rep for this season - all requirements can be done online (at the following link: https://www.omha.net/coach)

Coach 2-Coach Level Trained Expiring Options - complete the Trained to Certified process (Coach 2-Coach Level Workbook; Making Ethical Decisions-Online Evaluation Module; Submit Coach 2-Coach Level Workbook to HMHA for approval) OR complete the requirements for a new Coach 2-Level Coach for the 2020-2021 season only (all found at the following link: https://www.omha.net/coach)

D1 Trained Expiring Options - To be considered "in process" of moving to D1 Certified and to be qualified for the 2020-2021 season, complete the following: Development 1 Post Task Workbook; Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation Module; Submit Development 1 Request for Evaluation form to HMHA OR complete the requirements for a new Coach 2-Level Coach for the 2020-2021 season only (all found at the following link: https://www.omha.net/coach )

C2 or D1 Certified Expiring Options - Can complete the required PD (Professional Development) points in The Locker to keep the Certified level qualification for an additional 5 years OR complete the requirements for a new Coach 2-Level Coach for the 2020-2021 season only (please note, if you let your Certified level lapse, you will revert to Trained status even when you (re)certify and will be required to follow the process to advance from a Trained to a Certified qualification (Trained status is all that is required to coach at any level of a BB category)
-all clinics for new certifications or those to be in process of moving from Trained to Certified Status are accessed through the OMHA website, under the Bench Staff tab at omha.net
-PD points clinics for coaches are accessed in The Locker-Coaching Association of Canada, which can be found at: thelocker.coach.ca
-HMHA will reimburse for any required clinics for all Coaches, Trainers and Managers who will be rostered to one of our teams for the 2020-2021 season. Once you have completed a required clinic, please email a copy of your receipt to Greg Macmillan, [email protected], HMHA Treasurer and he will look after your reimbursement:

-if you have any questions or require clarification on what you need to do to be qualified to be rostered this season as a bench staff member, please contact Odette Daniel, HMHA Development Director: [email protected]

Thank you to all Coaches, Trainers and Managers for your Interest in our HMHA players!
Kelly Farnsworth - HMHA President/OMHA Contact
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