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Team Official & On Ice Helper Qualification Requirements

CMHA Team Official Qualification Requirements

All team officials must have completed their required certification courses no later than November 15. 

Each team, regardless of division and level, MUST have at least one Safety Official. Each team MUST have at least one qualified coach. ANYONE dealing directly with the players MUST have "Respect in Sport".

CMHA Team Official Qualification Requirements:


All Team Officials Require: 

Criminal Record Checks are due no later than Sept 1 for all team officials, preference is that they are obtained as soon as they are on the bench.  See link under "Safety and Respect" or click the link above.  If the CRC is not submitted by then the Team Offical may be suspended from team involvement until is received. 

Each team MUST have: 

- at least one HCSP person (certification is valid for 3 years)

- at least one qualified Head Coach (with Coach 2 or Dev 1 as applicable)

- only one rostered Manager

ANYONE dealing directly with the players MUST have Respect in Sport (the Team Official version for Coach/Managers NOT the Parent version)

All Parents must participate in the Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands by viewing the video and completed the Code of Conduct forms.  Ideally, you would host this at a team meeting.

CMHA also recommend at least one parent with first aid training - clinic is available under the safety ^ respect tab  (a first responder such as paramedic etc may serve as a first aid attendent, 

On Ice Helpers

From time to time minor hockey teams enlist older hockey players or other volunteers to assist with practices, scrimmages and other activities. It is important to ensure that insurance is in place by following the below guidelines:

  1. Any on-ice helpers must be a current registered member of BC Hockey / Hockey Canada. If the individual is not currently registered through a BC Hockey Member or as an Associate Member, the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) needs to be updated to include this person on the roster as a “volunteer” with the team(s).
  2. All on-ice helpers must wear a CSA certified helmet with chin strap fastened and appropriate face protection required for the player’s level of play. A certified neck guard must also be worn by all minor hockey aged players assisting as an on-ice helper.
  3. Bantam and below on-ice helpers must wear full gear. All other helpers (above Bantam) are to wear what is appropriate to their division.
  4. Any helper who is not a BC Hockey minor or junior player must have certification in Respect in Sport (RIS). Additionally, they must be under the direct supervision of the certified team officials.
  5. Non-members offering coaching or other on-ice help for a fee are not volunteers, and must become an Associate Member prior to participation. A person working in this capacity should not be rostered with an MHA.


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