Coaches are essential to hockey at every level. A caring, enthusiastic, well-trained coach can be a positive influence on the experience of players, parents and other coaches.
Hockey Canada works with its Members and local hockey associations to provide effective education, certification and registration for thousands of hockey coaches annually.
Coaches provide leadership, education, instruction and contribute to the growth of our athletes on and off the ice.
Hockey, for our children in Airdrie, could not happen without the endless hours of volunteering from our coaches. We have over 400 coaches that volunteer to make our player's hockey experience great. We all appreciate your time and effort.
If you are interested in being a Head Coach/Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach or Trainer this season, please follow the steps below:
1. Select to be a Coach/Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach/Trainer from the list of Volunteer positions in the Player/Participant Registration when registering your player.
2. After you have completed your Player Registration then go back to the RAMP dashboard and complete the Coach/Staff Registration.
3. Later in the summer, you will be contacted by an AMHA Board Member with further details.
Before your first ice time, all AMHA Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Goalie Coaches and Trainers must have the Respect In Sport Activity Leader course completed and provide the AMHA office with an acceptable RCMP Criminal Record Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC) that has been completed in the past 3 years. If you are unsure if the CRC that we have on file has expired or not please contact the office to verify.
Hockey Alberta has created a new course and it is mandatory that all Head Coaches take the Planning a Safe Return to Hockey on-line course this year given the current COVID pandemic.
This free course is available to anyone who would like to take it and should only take you about 20 minutes to complete. For the 2020 hockey season, Hockey Alberta has made this mandatory for all Head Coaches and it needs to be completed by November 15, 2020. Once you have completed the course it will be reflected on your Hockey Alberta profile.
The RCMP building is open from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory holidays, so if you need to obtain an updated CRC and can't make it into the office you can still send a request to: KAirdrieServices@rcmp-grc.gc.ca advising why you require one. Also let them know what your position is with Airdrie Minor Hockey - Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Goalie Coach or Trainer and that you will be in a position of authority or trust over vulnerable persons (i.e. Children). Also include a copy of the Criminal Record Check Letter for RCMP (2021) with your name added to it so that there will be no cost to you for the CRC.
Upon receipt of your email, the RCMP will send you the correct forms to complete with instructions.
In the event that you are required to be fingerprinted for your CRC, you will have to go into the RCMP office as this can not be done online.
Once you get the completed CRC back from the RCMP please email a clear photo of it to one of us in the office at:
Also please visit the Hockey Alberta website to see what the requirements are for each level of coaching. Coaching courses need to be completed by November 15th.
The website also provides you with locations and dates to obtain the courses, some courses may require online and on ice sessions to complete the course.
AMHA will reimburse you for all courses/clinics that you successfully attend and pass.
All coaches are encouraged to open a Hockey Canada E Hockey account. This website offers courses for coaches to take and updates your Hockey Canada profile with your completed courses and qualifications.