It is now easier than ever to become a qualified hockey coach - and we’ve got all the informationyou need to get started.
By getting on the coaching ladder, individuals have the opportunity to progress through the various Hockey Canada and OMHA coaching qualifications while constantly enhancing their skills and knowledge.
The OMHA delivers courses for aspiring coaches at all levels, which are offered across the OMHA. Your pathway as a hockey coach is based on the age and level of players you will be working with.
Speak Out! / Respect in Sport [RIS]: All Team Officials are required to hold Speak Out! [PRS] or Respect in Sport [RIS] certification and registered with the OMHA in addition to all other Certification appropriate to their position, in place prior to the approval of their Team Roster.
OMHA Coaching Certification expires every three  years [This applies to Coach Stream, Development 1 and Development 2 certification. Intro Coach [CHIP] and High Performance do not expire]. Coaches can renew their certification in two  ways:
Director, Development Programs