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NRYHA Coaching application and appointment process

NRYHA has adopted the following coaching application process. Please read and follow the process below. Thank you


  • All coaching applicants are required to submit an Application.
  • All coaching applicants will be evaluated by the PDC.
  • For new NRYHA coaching applicants, 2 or more current PDC members will interview coach applicants. This would only apply to all applicants without any prior coaching history in NRYHA.
  • All PDC approved candidates are submitted to NRYHA Board of Representatives for final approval.

To complete an application Click Here

Applicant Evaluating

  • All Applications will be reviewed, recommended by the PDC and approved by the NRYHA board.
  • Factors used in the evaluation will include, but not be limited to:
    • Overall coaching experience
    • Years as a head coach
    • Background – playing experience, levels coached/played, etc.

Hiring process

  • The designated coaching coordinator to extend any coaching offers will contact all approved head coaching and assistants.
  • All board approved coaching selections are pending until all requirements are met.
    • WAHA background check*  
    • USA Hockey Registration*
    • USA Coaching Education Program* (CEP) program completion
    • USA Hockey Age Appropriate Module (Due 12/31, Valid for life)
    • Safe Sport Training (Valid 2 years)
    • Concussion Information

*Please note that NRYHA will reimburse all certification and coaching requirement fees for only approved coaches.