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.
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)
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.