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Junior Bruins Coaching Information
by Junior Bruins posted 1/15/2018

 Greater Boston Junior Bruins

Coaching Information

NOTE: This page serves as a guide only and member should check with the USA Hockey website regularly for updates.  


Steps to Become a USA Hockey Coach

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

·    Register as a member of USA Hockey. Click here for more information.

·    Complete the background screening (found on Greater Boston Junior Bruins website).

·    Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training (required every 2 years). Click here for more information.


Coaching Education Program Requirements (Must be completed before participating in team activities)

·    Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. Click here for the modules.


Coaching Education Program Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)

·    Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31). Click here to find a clinic.



Adobe PDF file Coaching Ethics Code *-  All USA Hockey ice hockey coaches (head and assistant) and instructors must abide by the USA Hockey Coaching Ethics Code, and understand that violations may result in full or partial forfeiture of coaching privileges in programs, at sites or events under USA Hockey’s governance. All coaches have an obligation to be familiar with USA Hockey’s Coaching Ethics Code. Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not itself a defense to a charge of unethical conduct.

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