General (Bench Staff Qualification)The following are useful links for any potential or current DMHA coach. Each document can be accessed by clicking
on the specific item.
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1 - 2022_23_DMHA_Coaches_Application_Form
2022-23 coaches applications are due June 1st, 2022.
2 - Coach Qualification Requirements
Hockey Canada sets out requires for all OMHA requirements. These requirements are summarized via the link above. Visit this link to see the upcoming season requirements.
3 - Coach Education link
Hockey Canada’s National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) is a competency-based program. The program enables coaches to build their coaching tools and knowledge of the game, so they can work effectively with their players. This link will also provide details as to level of current seasons coaching qualifications.
4 - Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program offers an engaging and easy-to-use online training course for sport leaders of all levels. The intent of this training is to:
- Empower and educate youth leaders/coaches on the prevention of abuse, bullying, harassment
- Build a holistic culture of respect within the sport community.
- Provide fundamental training tools which enable ALL coaches and youth leaders to become even
better role models for the young athletes in their care.
NOTE - The Respect in Sport Training for Activities is different than that required as a Parent as so in order to be a coach the above training is required.
5 - Gender expression
The Ontario Hockey Federation has rolled out the Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression and a Guide to the Dressing Room Policy and Confidentiality Statement modules that form the Gender Identity and Expression Course for all team officials, which is a mandatory requirement to be approved to a roster a team for the season.
Please see the following memo for additional information: Link
6 - Coaches Resources
This link provides on-demand access to thousands of videos, articles and more. The Hockey Canada Network offers coaches, players and parents in every community across Canada access to the best information for developing hockey players.
7 - Police Check
Dresden Minor Hockey association requires all bench / coaching staff to complete and provide a Police Check.
8 - Travel Permits
A travel permit is required in order to participate in a hockey tournament or exhibition game with a team from any centre regardless of game location (home or away arena). To request a permit, contact the DMHA Travel or Local League Representative at least 1 week in advance to ensure permit is available in time. Many tournaments require a permit be made available at registration.
9 - Dispute Resolution Process
The OMHA dispute resolution process outlines the steps that must be followed when disputes arise and must be followed if disuput cannot be resolved internally.
Check back often as useful links will be added. If you have additional information you would like to have shared please contact the DMHA Vice President to have items added.