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NIHA Mission Statement


The Mission of the Newark Ice Hockey Association is to teach the youth of central Ohio, sportsmanship, fair play, respect for coaches, referees, players and fans through the sport of ice hockey, so that they can continue to be good citizens and enjoy the sport of ice hockey forever.

It is also important to note, that NIHA follows the USA Hockey policy concerning coaches and all coaches are screened via a background check conducted by USA Hockey.

It is mandatory that all coaches be USA Hockey accredited, requirements for various levels are listed below.


House Requirements

Travel Requirements

Mite Level I and II Level I and II*
Squirt Level I and II Level I and II*
PeeWee Level I and II Level I, II and III*
Bantam Level I, II and III Level I, II, and III*
Midget Level I, II and III Levels I- IV


* Tier I requirements are Levels I-IV

Every effort will be made to notify you of the upcoming classes in Columbus and vicinity as they become available. It is however, every applicant’s responsibility to secure the proper accreditation through USA Hockey. To check directly go to USAHOCKEY.COM for more information.

Mail all the requirements to the attention of Hockey Director.

Newark Ice Hockey Association
936 Sharon Valley Road
Newark, Ohio 43055

Download your application:  NIHA Coaching Registration Packet






COACHING  CLINICS:  Coaching Clinics are currently being added to the USA Hockey web site at under the coaches section. There will be approximately 50 clinics throughout the Mid-Am District which is Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.




REGISTERING FOR CLINICS:  To register for all these clinics go to under the coaches section.


Bill Switaj


Mid American District

330-672-7820 (work)

330-672-7734 (fax)