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It is now easier than ever to become a qualified hockey coach - and we’ve got all the information you 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. 


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NCCP | Coach Education Programs

Hockey Canada’s National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) is a competency-based program. The program enables coaches to build their coaching tools and knowledge of the game, so they can work effectively with their players.

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) working with the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), Hockey Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will see significant changes to Coach Education effective the 2015-2016 season. These changes will impact clinic delivery, terminology and qualification requirements for Coaches. 

Entry points for coaches are based on each program design being geared towards providing an educational opportunity for coaches who are working with a specific group of athletes. 

Respect in Sport (RiS) Activity Leader / Speak Out!:

All Team Officials are required to hold Respect in Sport [RiS] - Activity Leader Program or Speak Out! [PRS] qualifications and registered with the OMHA in addition to all other qualifications appropriate to their position, in place prior to the approval of their Team Roster.

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NCCP | Important Information