Coaching Requirements

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

1. Active USA Hockey Registration

 *** Required before participating on ice *** 


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 12/31/20 *** 


USA Hockey has introduced a temporary certification card and virtual training options during COVID-19. 


Link: USA Hockey Temporary Coaches Card


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 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. 


Link: USA Hockey Coaches Info


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


Link: USA Hockey CEP Status

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 SafeSport Training

 *** Required before participating on ice *** 


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. 


Link: USA Hockey SafeSport Training

5. 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)
For members who were last screened through their Affiliate after April 1, 2019, for the 2019-20 season, their screens will be valid for the 2020-21 season, and will not need to be screened under the new system until prior to the 2021-22 season. If a member’s most recent screen is from prior to April 1, 2019, the member, if in a position that requires a background screen, will need to be screened under the new system in order to participate in the upcoming 2020-21 season.  


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

6. 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.


Link:  St. Louis Lady Cyclones Coach's Registration

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