The following are useful links for any potential or current DMHA coach. Each document can be accessed by clicking on the specific item. You will be redirected to file location.
1 - OMHA Managers Resources
The Team Manager is a central figure in creating the flow of communication – not only within the team [players, parents and coaches], but between the team and all support systems such as the minor hockey association, division manager, league managers, other teams, referees and officials. The above link provide a number of useful resources including information for team managers.
2 - Manager 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 - Managers Manual
The managers manual produced by the OMHA provides details on the roles and accountabilities and critical off ice activities.
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 manager 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 - Police Check
Dresden Minor Hockey association requires all bench / coaching staff to complete and provide a Police Check.
7 - Tournaments / Jamborees
There are a number of ways to find tournament / jamborees for your team to participate in. The above links (select correct link above) will provide the listing OMHA sanctioned tournaments or jamborees. There are additional tournaments outside of the OMHA that can be found by conducting searches on the web. Consult with your Travel or Local League representative prior to registering for any tournament or jamboree.
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.
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.