PYHA is now accepting Head Coaching applications for our both Travel and House league teams for the 2016/17 season! For all those coaches who have already coached in the past, to all our new coaches who want to coach in the future, now is the time to submit your application! The submission deadline is Wednesday June 15th, 2016. Get your applications in early!!!
Applications from interested parties are to be submitted via email to:
Please be sure to include your name, travel team level(s) you are interested in coaching, past hockey experience (coaching and playing), and a short position statement as to why you should be entrusted with coaching a team of our young student athletes!!
6/15 - Coaching Applications Due
July - 2016-2016 PYHA Enrollment Opens
8/20 - Used Equipment Sale
Last two weeks of August - Conditioning Clinics
9/1 thru 9/4 - Travel Tryouts
All coaches MUST be registered with USA Hockey (USAH) in order to be placed on the roster or be on the ice! This is not the number on your coaching card. Once you register with USAH, please submit your USAH number to:
Deb Straker - PYHA Registrar - firstname.lastname@example.org
PYHA will reimburse each coach the registration fee for the season. PYHA will NOT be able to officially certify any roster with the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) without this information. Please click link below for direct access to the USA Hockey (USAH) website.
In order to streamline the coach’s repayments the following guidelines will be utilized starting this season.
All Coach’s must be :
This will all be verified through the Compliance Committee and approval to pay any associated fees will come from the Committee Chair. Only after all is verified, will the registrar issue a refund check. Failure to comply will result in no refunds by PYHA and immediate suspension of coaching privileges.
Jean Guy Trudel, PYHA Hockey Director, will be reviewing the USA Hockey (USAH) American Development Model (ADM) program. The date and time of this session has yet to be finalized. Please check back frequently and look for updates to the PYHA calendar for confirmation of the date and time for this session.
USA Hockey is pleased to announce that the online age-specific modules will be available beginning in late June 2015. All modules MUST be completed by December 31, 2015. You will need to complete the module(s) for the age level(s) of play that you are currently coaching. You do not need to retake a module if you completed it last season. If you are coaching multiple age levels then you will need to complete the module for each age group.
One the information in the modules becomes available, you MUST COMPLETE / PASS all chapters by December 31, 2015, to meet the Coaching Education Program requirement. Also as a reminder, if your certification level is expired, or expiring on December 31, 2015, you must attend a clinic or recertify your next level by December 31, 2015. Failure to complete the required compliance expectations of the CEP program by the December 31, 2015 will require a coach to be removed from the bench & ice. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO COMPLETE - THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU for all that you do for youth hockey and good luck this season.
For more information regarding coaching certifications, please visit the USA Hockey website by clicking on the link below: