Coaching and Volunteering

We are a parent-run organization. Everyone has a role!




All requirements must be completed for ALL coaches (head & asst) before they may be added to a team roster except req. #5, which must be completed by Dec 31.

Please send all completed certificates and documentation to PHA will reimburse required coaching-related fees, so please include your receipts!

  1. Fill out the Parma Hockey coaching and volunteer form.
  2. Register as a coach/volunteer/team manager with USA Hockey.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cost $51. It takes about 15 minutes on-line. Registration is good for 1 year.
  3. Complete the USA Hockey Background Screen Program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cost $30. It takes about 30 minutes on-line. Good for 2 years.
  4. Complete the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Training Module.
    Free. Must be taken every year.
    The “SafeSport Core Training,” which takes about 1-2 hours online, must be taken first. After that course is completed, a “SafeSport Refresher Course” is available each subsequent year. The Refresher Course takes 30 minutes or less to complete.
  5. Complete the USA Hockey Age-Specific Module for the level you are coaching.                                                                                                                                                                                           Cost $10. It takes approximately 6-7 hours on-line. No expiration date.
  6. Complete the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program for the level you are coaching.    
    Cost $60. It takes approximately 6-7 hours, of which 1-2 are on-ice.
    A coach must enter CEP at level 1 and must continue his education with a coaching clinic every year until he achieves level 3. A coach may attend only one CEP per year. Once level 3 is achieved, a coach can renew level 3 every 2 years for 6 years, then must progress to level 4. Once level 4 is achieved, no further certification is necessary.
  7. Complete the Ohio Concussion Training Module.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Free. It takes about 30 minutes on-line. Good for 3 years.
  8. Comply with Ohio Lindsay’s Law about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.                                                                                              Free. It takes about 20 minutes, all on-line. Good for 1 year.
  9. All ice hockey coaches must properly wear an approved ice hockey helmet during all on-ice sessions. USA Hockey Annual Guide Rules & Regulations Section V.A. (pg 144).

VOLUNTEERS-Team Managers and off-ice volunteers

Each person who interacts with players needs to complete #1, 2, 3 and 4 from the list above.