Coaching in House League (City of Vaughan Hockey)

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House League Coaching Qualification/Requirements

House League Coaches and Assistant Coaches shall be appointed by the House League VP’s and become registered with Hockey Canada by the CVHA Office. This will ensure qualifications are met and all team officials are properly insured.

No Coach may be registered as a Team Official with more than one Team or Club within the League or within the League and any of its Divisions without receiving permission by the President or Executive Director to be a Team Official on more than one Team.

Team Officials changing clubs see GTHL Rule 7.15 click here

Head Coaches must obtain and supply to the CVHA office prior to the start of the season:

  • Coach 2 Level (Formerly Coach Stream & IP) Certification*
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)***
  • Respect in Sport (Speak Out) certificate.**
  • Gender Identity Training for Team Officials

Assistant Coaches and all others helping on the bench or on-ice must obtain and supply to the CVHA office prior to the start of the season:

  • Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)***
  • Respect in Sport (Speak Out) certificate.**
  • Gender Identity Training for Team Official
All candidates MUST fill out the CVHA House League Coaching Application form. No coach will be considered without the appropriate forms in place.
Sponsoring a team WILL NOT automatically guarantee a coaching position or a choice of bench staff or players other than the Sponsors child.

Certification Requirements for Head Coach

Coach 2 Level for House League Coaching (to be held the weekend of Nov.18, 2017)
Hockey Canada's Coach 2 Level is the certification required by the CVHA for all House League Coaches to be on the hockey bench. This course requires that participants complete the Hockey Canada - Hockey University online program in addition to a 4 hour in class course that includes a 1.5 hour on ice training session. This course includes training on topics such as:

  • Supporting the athlete through communication
  • Teaching skills and progressions in the training environment
  • Designing and delivering practices
  • The game environment and game day preparations
  Vulnerable Sector Screening(VSS) for all Team Officials
All Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers, and Managers will be subject to a Vulnerable Sector Screening(VSS) during their first year with the CVHA-House League and every two years thereafter, for as long as they continue to volunteer with the CVHA-House League.

To apply for a VSS please click here. Once form is filled out and submitted to York Regional Police, you will be notified within a couple of weeks to pick up completed VSS. 

VERY IMPORTANT When picking up your VSS from the YRP, bring the following CVHA Letter click here and a piece of identification with you. This letter will allow you to reduce the cost of the VSS for you to $30.00 as a CVHA volunteer.

Respect in Sport (Speak Out) for all Team Officials

All coaching staff are required by Hockey Canada/CVHA to take this Coach certification. This 3 hour course will help with the lifelong skills in communication and interacting with all participants especially players in the hockey environment.

  Gender Identity Training for Team Official For all Team Officials

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF)  is  requiring  this a new training module for team officials, to support trans-inclusive hockey in Ontario, Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression Training. 
due date for this course is October 1, 2017.
Please log into your HCR Eaccount to complete 1:45 min. Only those coaches who have completed this module will be permitted access to the bench and ice after October 1, 2017



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