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Coaching Information

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Getting Started

We are always looking for Coaches to add to our association. If you are an experinced coach or someone  who is looking to get started please contact Leo Nat for more information - Email Leo

Coaches          Trainers      Managers


 Police Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) / Criminal Offence Declaration (COD)
  • All team staff are required to have a completed VSC or COD before they can assume active positions with the team. VSC's are good for 3 years as long as a signed COD is provided to the PHA each year in between PRC's
  • Save money: In order to ensure faster service and to minimize costs for those applying for volunteer positions, citizens are now required to bring a letter from the organization they are volunteering for. This letter should state on the organization’s letterhead the individual’s name, position and general duties they will be performing. This will ensure you receive the volunteer rate of $20 instead of the $55 fee and it also satisfies the RCMP’s requirement to waive its $25 fee for fingerprint comparison, if required. 
For the letter, please contactLeo Nat PHA General Manager   leo10@rogers.com
To order a VSC visit Durham Regional Police
Street Address 1710 Kingston Rd.
Municipality Pickering, ON   L1V 1C5
Phone (888) 579 -1520, Ext. 2521

Criminal Offence Declaration (COD) 

Please provide your completed VSC or COD to the PHA silver lockbox or:
Leo Nat -  leo10@rogers.com 
Cheryl Robbins -  cheryl@pickeringhockey.com

Apply to be a Coach
  • Please download and complete the necesssary applications and submit to the PHA as required
Hockey School Application
House League Application
H/L Rostered Select Application
Panther AE/A/AA Application
Raiders AAA Application

 Coaches and Staff required training
  • Ensure that you have all the necessary training and certification for you position and team level. ALL team staff must havecompleted the

Team Staff position approvals
  • Asst. coaches, trainers, managers, treasurers, etc. must be submitted to and approved by the PHA before individuals may take up their roles
Submission Form

codes of conduct
  • All Coaches and Team staff are required to follow the PHA and OMHA Codes of Conduct
PHA Code of Conduct                  OMHA Code 


OMHA Website

Members interested in volunteering time as a coach are encouraged to complete the appropriate application and submit to the PHA for consideration. Applications for both Hockey School and House League are available in the off-season and will remain open until all positions have been filled. Select/Rep League applications are available to interested parties in January. Submission deadline is mid-February with interviews conducted shortly afterwards to prepare for Spring Tryouts. The balance of the team staff is selected by the Head Coach once the players roster has been selected. If you are interested in an Assistant, Trainer or Manager role with a team you should make your intentions known to the Head Coach during the tryout period.

As a coach you are a representative of the PHA and are expected to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with that responsibility, both on and off the ice. You are also expected to display good sportsmanship and at all times act in a manner that is consistent with supporting the values of the PHA.

All coaches must comply with Hockey Canada, OHL, and OMHA risk management requirements or other regulations as stipulated from time to time by those associations or by the PHA. At this time there are two key risk management requirements:
1) The PHA's policy on Safety and Risk Management requires that ALL coaches, assistant coaches, trainers or volunteers wear a C.S.A. approved helmet during all on-ice activities.
2) Hockey Canada, as of December 31, 2001, requires all coaches must have completed the “Speak Out” anti harassment and abuse training program.

Based on OMHA regulations all teams MUST have an OMHA approved roster. This requires all staff to be certified with the appropriate coaching or trainers certification as outlined by the OMHA.

Prior to the start of the season all Team Officials must also submit a Police Record Check (PRC) to the PHA. No Team Official will be allowed on ice unless the PRC has been submitted. Failure to provide the PRC prior to the start of the season will immediately terminate your official position with the team and the PHA.


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