Coaches (CYO Minor Hockey)

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Requirements for Team Officials


Alliance Hockey Coaching Requirements PDF


Division Convenors and League Administrators

  1. Hockey University: NCCP Coach 1 (U6,U7,U9), Coach 2 (U10 and up)
  2. and/or HTCP Level 1 Online Training
  3. Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
  4. Gender Identity and Expression Course
  5. Police Vulnerable Sector Check (scan and email to [email protected])


House League and Select Coaches

  1. Hockey University: NCCP Coach 1 (U6,U7,U9) or Coach 2 (U10 and up)
  2. Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
  3. Gender Identity and Expression Course
  4. Police Vulnerable Sector Check (scan and email to [email protected])

Hurricanes Head Coaches
  1. Hockey University: NCCP Coach 2 (U10/U11), NCCP Development 1 (U12-U18)
  2. Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
  3. Gender Identity and Expression Course
  4. Police Vulnerable Sector Check (scan and email to [email protected])

Hurricanes Assistant Coaches
  1. Hockey University: NCCP Coach 2
  2. Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
  3. Gender Identity and Expression Course
  4. Police Vulnerable Sector Check (scan and email to [email protected])

Required for Trainers (All Levels)
  1. HTCP Level 1 Online Training 
  2. Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
  3. Gender Identity and Expression Course
  4. Police Vulnerable Sector Check (scan and email to [email protected])

Required for Team Managers
  1. Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
  2. Gender Identity and Expression Course
  3. Police Vulnerable Sector Check (scan and email to [email protected])

Required for ON-ICE HELPERS 18 years of age and older
  1. Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
  2. Gender Identity and Expression Course
  3. Police Vulnerable Sector Check (scan and email to [email protected])

Other Policies


All certifications must be completed before November 1st (or booked by November 1st with the date of completion shared with the Director of Risk) to be allowed to remain in the capacity of Team Official. Those without complete certifications will be removed from the bench.

Minimum age requirements for Coaches and Trainers

NCCP minimum age requirements for Coaching Certifications is age 16 and up.
HTCP minimum age requirements for Trainer Certification is age 16 and up.
Must be a minimum of 2 years older than the team with which they are the coach or trainer. Must be an assistant coach or assistant trainer for minimum (1) one year before being allowed to take full responsibility for the team.


U18 On-ice Helper Equipment Policy: All on-ice helpers under 17 must be a registered player with Hockey Canada (current season) and wear a CSA approved helmet with full-face shield, as well as shin pads, gloves, and skates. Adult on-ice helpers (including coaches and trainers) must wear CSA approved helmets. Helmet straps must ALWAYS be done up. Failure to do so will result in removal and possible suspension.

Players are not allowed on the ice (practice or game) until the Zamboni doors are closed AND there is a minimum of either 1 certified bench person (coach, trainer, or manager) on the bench/ice, or the referees are present and on the ice.