Coaching Requirements

All coaches or on ice volunteers for the St. Louis Lady Cyclones must meet the following requirements:

1. Active USA Hockey Registration

All St. Louis Lady Cyclones coaches must annually renew their membership with USA Hockey. A valid membership is required to complete Lady Cyclones Coach's registration.


Link: USA Hockey Registration

2. USA Hockey Coaches Certification

 *** Required before 12/31/21 *** 

All Cyclones coaches must have a USA Hockey Coaching Certification appropriate for the age group being coached:

  • Girls 10 and under - Level 1
  • Girls 12 and under - Level 2 (pre-requisites Level 1)
  • Girls 14 and under - Level 3 (pre-requisites Level 1 and 2)
  • Girls 16 and under - Level 3 (pre-requisites Level 1 and 2)
  • Girls 19 and under - Level 3 (pre-requisites Level 1 and 2)
  • ***If a Team has an older player playing down a level for development reasons the coaching staff must also have the age module for the older age group as well.

If you are interested in coaching an age level for which you do not have the required coaching certification, you may still be allowed to coach that age group provided you have the appropriate pre-requisites and are registered for one of the fall USA Hockey Coaching Clinics. 

USA Hockey Coaching Certifications must be current, not expired.  You can check your certification status with USA hockey.

3. USA Hockey Age Specific Modules

 *** Required before participating on ice *** 
USA Hockey also requires online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. 


Link: USA Hockey Age Specific Modules

4. USA Hockey Goalie Module

 *** New This Season *** 
The St. Louis Lady Cyclones renewing their focus on goaltender development. We are planning on working on implementing a program for our goaltenders that is inspired by USA Hockey’s “51 in 30” plan. The 51 in 30 goal is to have 51 percent of the minutes played in the NHL and NWHL played by Americans by the year 2030. For more information on this program Click HERE


As a part of this program we are going to require every Lady Cyclones coach to have the Goalie Specific Module.

 
Link: USA Hockey Age Specific Modules

5. USA Hockey SafeSport Training

All Lady Cyclones coaches must complete the SafeSport training every year.  USA Hockey will reject rosters containing coaches who have not taken or have not renewed their SafeSport training. 

6. USA Hockey National Level Background Screening

 *** Required before participating on ice *** 
All Lady Cyclones coaches must pass a USA Hockey National Level background screening every two years.  USA Hockey will reject rosters containing coaches who have not passed a background check. 


KEY SCREENING DETAILS (From USA Hockey Website)

All new screens submitted through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020, will be valid for two seasons. For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2020, will be valid through the end of the 2021-22 season, which is August 31, 2022.


Link: USA Hockey Background Screening

7. St. Louis Lady Cyclones Registration

All Lady Cyclones coaches must register with the club annually, providing all of the information outlined above.  Information on registration will be available each fall prior to the start of each season.

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