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Coaching Information

Coaches will need to register with AHA.  In order to register, you will need to have a USA Hockey number for the 2018-2019 season. To register as a coach with AHA for the 2018-2019 season, please click on the "Register" button below. 





2018-2019 Coaches Registration

To apply as a coach in the AHA, please register with AHA through the above registration link. You will also need to complete and submit the below application, waiver and CORI forms to the Coach-in-Chief , David Schein at or Registrar, Nicole Heroux at

1st Time Coaches: In addition to the above, you will need to complete the USA Hockey SafeSport training and the USA Hockey online module for the age group you are coaching before being involved in any team activities. You must also obtain CEP Level 1 certification by 12/31/18.

Returning Coaches: In addition tot he above, you may need to complete USA Hockey SafeSport training (every 2 years), complete the USA Hockey online module for the age group you are coaching (every time you change age groups) and obtain the next level of CEP certification.

USA Hockey Coaching Certification

Other Coaching Forms

Coaching cards: USA Hockey no longer issues Coaching cards.  Coaches are required to print out a copy of their own cards. Login to USA Hockey to retrieve your card information.

On-site Injury Report Form - for use throughout the season when an injury occurs. Completed forms should be emailed to Safesport Coordinator, Steve Markey at

Player Patch Award Form - for hat tricks, playmakers and shutouts

Player Evaluation Form - for coaches assessment of player skills

Travel Permit - for play outside the state


Coaching Resources

USA Hockey Practice Plans

Small Area Games

Mass Hockey Forms including District Playdown

USA Hockey Sanctioned Tournaments

Tournaments AHA teams have attended in the past



Web Page file AHA Coach links-  Quick links to some coaching resources for 2017/18