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Coaching Information

Welcome to the coaches page!

Welcome to the 2017-18 hockey season!  On behalf of the Chisago Lakes Hockey Association,  we would like to thank you for your willingness to coach a team this season.  Please know we appreciate all the time and energy you will put into your team.  If you have any questions or need assistance during the season, please let us know.

Keith Wilmer, Director of Youth Hockey

Jason Aarnio,  Director of Girls Hockey   

Coaching Steps

Please review the 2017-18 USA Hockey Steps to Coach before you being the coaching process. 

All coaching requirements need to be sent to CLHA registrar, Sara Johnson



CLHA Returning Coaches

CLHA First Time Coaches

On-Ice Help

STEP 1: CLHA Coaching Application

All potential coaches need to complete the 2017-18 CLHA Coaching Application to be considered for a coaching position this year.

Step 2: USA Hockey Registration

CLICK HERE to register with USA Hockey as a coach.

Make sure to PRINT and SAVE your USA Hockey number.  You'll need it for additional steps in the coaching requirements process.

You need a USA Hockey each year.   There is a $50 fee each year

E-mail your USA Hockey number to CLHA Registrar, Sara Johnson

STEP 3: MN Hockey Background Screening

Background screenings are good for 2 years

MN Hockey Background Screening

STEP 4: SafeSport

SafeSport certificates are good for 2 years.

The first time you take SafeSport, register "Register for SafeSport" module.   If you need a refresher course, register for "Refresher Course Training"

CLICK HERE for the SafeSport courses

STEP 5: Age Specific Modules

Age specific modules needs to be completed to support the level of team you'd like to coach.  There is a $50 fee for each module


STEP 6: Coaching Education Program (CEP)

All coaches need to participate in the Coaching Education Program (CEP).  Make sure to keep your CEP# and know its expiration date. 

There is a fee for each class.  The fee varies based upon the level.

Coaching Education Program (CEP)

Need to look up your CEP?  Use THIS LINK

STEP 7: Concussion Requirements

All coaches must complete a concussion certification course and complete the MN Hockey Concussion form.  There are multiple options to complete the concussion certificate:

If you have completed a concussion certificate through another sport (football, lacrosse, etc) you can submit that certificate to meet your hockey concussion requirement.

The concussion certificate and the MN Hockey form need to be send to CLHA Registrar, Sara Johnson

Questions about the concussion requirements:  MN Concussion Rule

Coaching Reimbursement

CLHA will reimburse coaches for expenses due to completing their coaching requirements.    Coaches should complete the CLHA Reimbursement form with receipts and turn into Sara Nelson, CLHA treasurer