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Coaches Information

Coaches Application

Below is the coaches application form. 

Coaches Registration

Click the below link to register with St. Francis Youth Hockey for a coaching position. 


Attention Coaches!

USA Hockey has updated a few of their coaching rules for the 2023-2024 season.  Please make note of the following changes when preparing for the upcoming coaching season!

  1. SAFE SPORT - Safe Sport MUST be completed (or refresher course completed) prior to participating in ANY hockey related activity, including try-outs.  Please complete your Safe Sport training/refresher course prior to October 1st. 
  2. Age Specific Coaching Modules - Age modules MUST be complete prior to be added to a roster for all levels of hockey.  Please finish your Age Specific module NOW on USA Hockey to be done prior to the start of hockey ( the past, this could be completed by Dec 31st... NO MORE!  Must now be done prior to roster sign off in October!!)
  3. Concussion Training - Concussion training will now be required EVERY season.  Click below to complete concussion training.
  4. D10 has MANDATORY coaches sessions will be virtual 
    More information to come



Important note for all coaches!!
The level 3 recertification is no longer available, or offered.  Those that would have been eligible will need to get their level 4 for this season if their level 3 expires on December 31, 2023. The level 4 classes available right now are out of state; however, it looks like 99% of them are virtual, so anyone should be able to register for out of state classes. 
We do not know when the level 4 classes will be available in Minnesota at this time.

Coaching Education Program Requirements 2023-2024

Below is the link for the updated coaching requirements for the coaching education program starting with this season.

Coaching outline

Please open the following documents.  

It is a step-by-step in what needs to be done to get coaching certified.   Please click below.

For more registration information and requirements, go to

Andrew Coy

ACE Hockey Director (Coaching/Player Development)

STEP ONE: USA Hockey Registration

CLICK HERE to complete the USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION.  You will need the USA Hockey confirmation number to complete your background screening and SFYHA Coaches Registration.  Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees.

STEP TWO: MN Background Screening

CLICK HERE to complete the MN Hockey Background Screening.  USA Hockey is now screening coaches nationally every TWO years.  This needs to be completed prior to the start of the season and stepping on the ice. Please remember, it may take 8-9 days for the system to complete the process.  Be mindful of the timing.  This process MUST be completed for rostering, per MN/USA Hockey prior to roster sign-off the first week of November.

The form is completed electronically via USA Hockey National background screening registration. A confirmation number will be sent to you via email upon completion.

CLICK HERE to verify the status of your background screening.

STEP THREE: SafeSport Training

CLICK HERE to complete the SafeSport Training

ALL COACHES are required to complete the SafeSport Training program every two years.  You must have the SafeSport Training completed by roster sign-off, which is the first week of November. No exceptions, per USA Hockey rules. If you do not complete this training, or the required refresher course, you will be red-lined from the roster and not able to continue coaching.

STEP FOUR: Certification Clinic

CLICK HERE to register and attend the required Coaching Certification Clinic (Cost is $40 plus any lunch fees if applicable) you can only attend one clinic per season.  The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially run 

SIGN UP NOW so you are guaranteed for the MN training.

Check USA Hockey's coaches clinic's link to search for a clinic:


STEP FIVE: Online Age-Specific Module

CLICK HERE to complete the online Age-Specific Module for the age level you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module) The online modules are available September 1 to December 31.

Failure to complete this prior to ROSTER SIGN OFF IN OCTOBER will result in red-line on roster and will no longer be able to coach during the hockey season.

Concussion Training

If the above concussion link does not work, alternate concussion training courses can be completed via the links below.  Please complete the course, print off the final certification, and complete the form from the MN Hockey page link above.

STEP SIX: Coach Registration

Mandatory Coaches Meeting Dates


D10 Manadorty coaches meetings - will update as soon as possible.  

All coaches are reguired to attend.  Please sign in.  If a coach from a team does NOT attend, a D10 fine will be assessed. That fine will be passed to the team for payment.  Please find a date and time to attend.