• Attention ALL New & Past COACHES!!

    Posted June 5, 2018
    Announcing that USA Hockey Pacific District and PNAHA will host a CEP Coaching Symposium weekend in Spokane, WA on September 21st, 22nd and 23rd.
    If you are needing your Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 Coaching Certificate, registration is now open for September 21, 22 and 23 in Spokane, Washington. We encourage all current level 3 coaches to take advantage of a level 4 clinic in our state and attend if at all possible. There will be many national and district personnel presenting in depth hockey information. 

    There is no re-certification required after a coach achieves their level 4. WAHA will be reimbursing all coaches for their registration fee's only. Please email receipt to Josh Fisher for reimbursement of registration.

     All coaches who wish to participate this upcoming season make sure to check your credentials and register below if necessary. As a reminder, coaches need to be certified by December 31st. Questions? Please email our Coaching Director Calvin Stapleton 

    Register Here:



1. Register with USAH as a Coach and obtain your registration confirmation number. This must be completed before stepping on the ice.

2. Complete the Safe Sport module at (If you previously have completed the training, you may still be required to complete a refresher course!) - This is required prior to stepping on the ice. No exceptions.

3. Complete the USAH/PNAHA mandatory background screen and obtain a CLEAR status. (Or check to see if your screening from last season is still valid) - This is required prior to stepping on the ice. No exceptions.

4. Assure that you have a current Coaching Education Program card of the appropriate level that is valid for the entire season. CEP requirement information can be found at - Coaches who have not taken a CEP clinic, whose CEP will expire this December 31st or who do not possess the proper level CEP for the age division they plan to coach, must find and register for a CEP Clinic and complete it before December 31st.

5. Take the appropriate Age Specific Module for the age division you are coaching prior to December 31st. This can also be found at the USA Hockey web site under the Coaching tab.

6. Register yourself as a COACH with WAHA by logging into your account at and providing your information, including your USAH confirmation number which allows our association to "claim" and insure you and verify that your credentials and screening are in order. This must be done prior to taking the ice. No exceptions.


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Coaching Education Program Rules and Requirements from USA Hockey

USA Hockey Coaches Code of Conduct

Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. Care more about the child than winning the game. Remember, players are involved in hockey for fun and enjoyment.

Be a positive role model to your players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players.

Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent and honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach; don't yell at players.

Adjust to personal needs and problems of players; be a good listener; never verbally or physically abuse a player or official; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach them the basics.

Organize practices that are fun and challenging for your players. Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of hockey; encourage all your players to be team players.

Maintain an open line of communication with your players' parents. Explain the goals and objectives of your association.

Be concerned with the overall development of your players. Stress good health habits and clean living.

To play the game is great, to love the game is greater.

USA Hockey Coaching Ethics Code

All USA Hockey coaches (head, 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. The Ethics Code Agreement states that the coach and/or instructor has read and will abide by USA Hockey's Coaching Ethics Code. (See

All coaches have an obligation to be familiar with USA Hockey's Coaching Ethics Code, or as it may be amended from time to time. Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not itself a defense to a charge of unethical conduct.

**In addition, each coach must register as a COACH with USA Hockey each season prior to taking the ice. This assures insurance coverage. Each coach must complete the Coaches Education Program and be certified to the level of play they are coaching by the required date. CEP card must be carried with the coach at all times while on the ice or on the bench. Each coach must submit to and be screened according to WAHA, PNAHA and USA Hockey rules. Coaches who cannot satisfactory cleared will not be allowed to coach.


A guide for Coaches, parents and players which includes hockey terms, penalties and basic offense and defense strategies.