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Check out the documents and links below for Coaching information

Do you want to Coach for North Reading Youth Hockey?


There are several steps to becoming a coach for North Reading Youth Hockey (NRYH). First, you simply need a passion to help our youth become better athletes through hockey! Secondly, we have a list of requirements to ensure proper education of you as a coach and to protect and safeguard our youth. All NRYH Coaches are certified USA Hockey Coaches. It would be prudent to first contact a member of our board or a coach to help you on your way. Here are the steps that are necessary to become a USA Hockey certified coach and member of the North Reading Youth Hockey.


Steps to Become an NRYH and USA Hockey Coach

Next, Become a USA Hockey Coach

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

  • Register as a member of USA Hockey (Cost is $40 plus any affiliate fees if applicable). Click here for more information.
  • Complete the background screening by completing the CORI form here and sending the form to .
  • Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training (required every two years). Click here for more information.

Coaching Education Program Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. (Cost is $40 plus any lunch fees if applicable) You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31). Click here to find a clinic.
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module) (The online modules are available from September 1 to December 31.) Click here for the modules.


Coaching Manuals


Age-specific Practice Plan Manuals

Website Links

  • http://www.jes-hockey.com  (great website that has good quality animated hockey drills for coaches to follow. They have over a 100 types of drills in different training categories that you can view and print,   FREE!!)
  • USA Hockey Coaching Materials CEP Manuals, practice plans and skill development handouts ect...


Adobe PDF file CEP FAQs *-  Frequently Asked Questions about the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program.

Adobe PDF file CEP Requirements *-  New USA Hockey Requirements for the Coaching Education Program for the 2011-12 season.

Adobe PDF file Game Cancellation Procedure *-  Instructions on what to do if you need to cancel a Valley League Game.

Adobe PDF file Heads Up Hockey *-  USA Hockey's Heads Up Hockey Brochure

Microsoft Word file Locker Room Policy *-  Safe Sport Locker Room Policy 2017

Adobe PDF file Mass Hockey CORI Form *-  Mass Hockey CORI Form

Adobe PDF file Phillips Time Clock Procedure *-  How to run the clock for makeup games at Phillips.

Web Page file Team Manager's Manual *-  This manual describes how to do team management tasks within this web site.

Adobe PDF file USA Hockey Awards *-  Use this form to get usa hockey awards for your players that score a hat trick, get 3 assists in a game, or a shutout by a goalie.

Adobe PDF file Valley League Rules *-  Rules in addition to the USA Hockey rules, that all valley league participants must follow.

*Note some or all of the preceding documents can be downloaded and displayed and/or printed in Adobe's Acrobat format.  If you do not have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software, download it now.