Coaching Requirements

NIHA is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Travel Programs. To be considered for travel coaching position register as a coach with NIHA (button to the right), fill out NIHA Coaching Application, and send completed application to


Applications will be accepted until 5pm Friday March 17th.

House teams coaching registration to follow at a later date.


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)

  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is ~$10 per module and only needs to be completed once per age level. Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed) Click here to register for the modules.

Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31 each season)

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. The Cost is ~$55. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. You can take clinics from April 1-Dec. 31 each season. Click here to locate a clinic.


Other Coaching Documents

COACHING 2023-2024

Do you love the sport of hockey and have skills to share. NIHA is always looking for volunteers to help coach our developing players. If you are interested, in coaching, please complete the application below. In addition, there are a handful of requirements outlined on this page.

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