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2018 USA Hockey Coaching clinic

Des Moines will host a level 1, 2, and 3 clinic at the Holiday Inn (Merle Hay Rd) on Saturday September 29.

USA Hockey safe sport program

This shall serve as a notice to all of the requirements for SafeSport Training for the 2014-15 season, and encourage you to get a head start by completing the training this summer. The links below will direct you to the specific training for each category.

If you have not already completed the training, we strongly encourage you to do so. All leaders of USA Hockey and Affiliates should possess the information to monitor our organizations and enforce policies, and should also complete the same training that is required of our coaches and other volunteers.

How to Take the Training

The SafeSport Training is available to take right now at no cost. The training was produced by the United States Olympic Committee and is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete, however, not all training needs to be completed in one session. You will need your USA Hockey Member Number, which can be obtained at (under Member Options, click on ‘Request Duplicate Registration Confirmation’). If you are not currently a USA Hockey Member, you can obtain a Member Number to take the training by registering with USA Hockey at no cost in the Ice Managers/Volunteers category.

Information on how to register and access the SafeSport Training can be found on our website at Also, please be sure to select the USA Hockey SafeSport course as there are multiple courses available. The website also has links if you have questions about the training or on registering for the training.

More information on the USA Hockey SafeSport Program can be found at

Heads up hockey

Always practice Heads up Hockey to prevent injuries.

Practice plans and drills

Click on the links below to find drills that will help complete your practice plans

USA Hockey practice plans

This link will direct you to age specific practice plans distributed by USA Hockey

Small area games

This link will direct you to a host of small area games you can utilize during your practice plans

Memo regarding Rule 615(c) - Helmet Removal during an Altercation

Please click here to review USA hockey's new rule regarding helmet removal during an altercation.

MWAHA Helmet policy for coaches

Helmet Rule - 23 August 2007

The local association ACE Director and Board members are responsible to enforce the need to wear a Helmet. For the 1st offense it is a verbal and written warning, The 2nd offense is a 2 game suspension, previously scheduled games, but can coach at practices, The 3rd offense is a hearing of the local association with a suspension of no less than 30 days and a maximum of 1 year.

Associations failing to enforce the rule will be subject to a $500 fine or disqualification from the MWL and MWAHA Championships.