Local Minor Hockey Associations and Club Team must ensure by November 15th, all Teams meet the requirements outlined in the chart below. Any Team that does not meet the requirements outlined within the Hockey Alberta regulations is not an eligible team and is not able to participate in sanctioned games.
Once the certification deadline passes, any team that does not meet the required certifications for their Team Officials will be notified that they are ineligible to participate until they have obtained the proper certifications.
* For Bantam AA, Bantam Female AAA, Midget AA, and Minor Midget AAA where Development I is required, any Head Coach that possesses the High Performance I Certification will also be deemed eligible.
** Coaches who have previously taken Coach 2 are not required to take Coach 1.
*** For Junior A, the requirement for Head Coaches to have High Performance I Certification will come into effect for the 2016-17 season.
**** The Respect in Sport requirement excludes Senior/Junior Teams, unless a Minor-aged player is registered to and/or affiliated to the Team.
1. It is highly recommended that all Local Minor Hockey Associations ensure Assistant Coaches have completed the same course(s) as noted above.
2. Development I and High Performance I courses require a Coach to be 'certified' in order to meet the requirements. Head Coaches will have to be 'Trained' in the course by November 15 of the current season and will have to have completed full 'Certification' in the program by November 15 of the following season in order to remain eligible.
*ALL REGISTERED TEAM OFFICIALS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE RESPECT IN SPORT - ACTIVITY LEADER PROGRAM (Excluding ONLY Senior/Junior Teams unless a Minor Aged player is registered/affiliated to their team)
**ONE REGISTERED TEAM OFFICIAL THAT HAS COMPLETED THE HOCKEY CANADA SAFETY PROGRAM MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL GAMES