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Coaches Corner

The Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association wishes to acknowledge the tremendous effort and dedication of our many coaches who generously give their time each season to teach and coach our hockey players.  This page is designed to give new coaches and returning coaches resources and information. 

Below are the minimum coaching certification requirements.  All coaches on the bench must be certified by December 1st of each playing year.  If you do not have the appropriate coursing, it is important to sign up for courses early in the season.  If you do not have the required courses by December 1st, you will not be allowed on the bench; this includes the on-line Respect in Sport Program (formerly Speak Out) and a criminal record check.

Coaches, please be reminded that as of December 1, 2008, it became mandatory that all coaches must wear helmets for on-ice activities.

Financially, JDFMHA will reimburse a coach upon full completion, ie-homework completed as well, of the coaches course, upon approval from BC Hockey.   The cost of obtaining the Respect in Sport course is the team's responsibility. 

Please Note:  Be sure all players are eligible to play at JDFMHA; if you play an ineligible player, your team can be disqualified.

Regarding your criminal record check - a letter is needed from our Association by the RCMP to ensure that you are a volunteer for JDFMHA.  Without this letter, there is a $50 charge for a criminal record check.  To get this letter, contact  jdfmha@shaw.ca.   Criminal record checks need to be completed every two years.

JDFMHA has a 'library' resource for coaches.  Hockey Canada manuals are available for Initiation, Novice, Atom, PeeWee & Goaltenders.  If you are interested in signing these out of the JDFMHA office, please contact jdfmha@shaw.ca 

As well, JDFMHA has a video camera that is available to sign out to coaches.  If you are interested in signing this out, please contact jdfmha@shaw.ca


Coaching Certification Requirements

Division Hybrid - Intro to Coach/Coach Stream Developmental 1 Respect in Sport Criminal Record Check Date Required By
Initiation Yes   Yes Yes Dec 1
Novice Yes   Yes Yes Dec 1
Atom Yes   Yes Yes Dec 1
PeeWee Rec Yes   Yes Yes Dec 1
PeeWee A&B Yes Yes Yes Yes Dec 1
Bantam Rec Yes   Yes Yes Dec 1
Bantam A&B Yes Yes Yes Yes Dec 1
Midget Rec Yes   Yes Yes Dec 1
Midget A&B Yes Yes Yes Yes Dec 1
Juvenile Yes   Yes Yes Dec 1

Coaches Forms

Cover Letter Coach Application

Coaching Application
Forward completed aplications to JDFMHA office, c/o Head Coach, JDFMHA via mail or scan & email
Certification Check Form Certification checks thttp://www.jdfminorhockey.com/files/memo_-_reimbursement_for_certification.pdfo verify your certification.  Must be mailed in and requests can take up to two weeks
Reimbursement for Certification & Clinics Memo on requirements to be reimbursed for Certifications & Clinics
Blank Practice Plan  


Sample Practice Plans by Division

Initiation Drills
Novice Drills
Atom Drills
PeeWee Drills
Bantam Drills
Midget Drills
Goalie Drills


Coaching Links

CHA - Coaching Communication Plan
Just for Coaches
Hockey Shot
Hockey Practice Guide
Hockey Canada Coaches Club
Hockey Coaching ABCs
Hockey Player Developer
Post Game Stretches
Coaching Association of Canada
Flex Coach

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