Student Coach Info

Student Coach USA Hockey Requirements, Student Coach Form and Student Coach Training Presentation:

The information below was obtained from the website below & enhanced for WYHA.  The link below also contains the Student Coach Training Presentation and the Student Coach Model Form.  The Student Coach Model Form should be downloaded, printed and filled out for EVERY Student Coach.  The Form, once filled out, is submitted to the Registrar at   Only after the Registrar receives the form can the Student Coach begin helping with the Team. 


Student Coach Requirements & Restrictions:
A STUDENT Coach is a player between the ages of 13 and 17 (younger players should gain permission before getting the Form filled out) who is properly registered with USA Hockey. Players may serve as a student coach under the following conditions:
          1.) Must attend a training session. WYHA recommends the Head Coach of the team where the Student Coach is assisting review the Student Coach Power Point Presentation above with the Student Coach to fulfill the training requirement.  Student Coaches do NOT need to complete SafeSport or Background Screening until they reach the age of 18, nor are they eligible to attend CEP courses.
          2.) Student Coaches must be a registered player with WYHA. Others wishing to student coach who are age 13 to 17 must contact the WYHA Registrar and supply a USA Hockey Registration Number.
          3.) Student Coaches must always be under the supervision of a trained and screened Adult Head or Assistant Coach during all practices, clinics, try-outs, and in the locker room. Student Coaches may not act as the Head Coach or Assistant Coach during practices or games and are NEVER to be left alone with younger players in the locker room.
          4.) Student Coaches may help at practices, clinics, & try-outs only.
          5.) Student Coaches may NOT play during scrimmages or games for the younger team, no matter how informal the game is.
          6.) Student Coaches MUST wear a helmet with full face shield, gloves, and skates while on the ice.
          7.) Student Coaches MUST wear a helmet with full face shield while on the bench during games.  Student Coaches do count as one of the FOUR maximum Coaches allowed on the bench during games.
          8.) Student Coaches may only work with players at least one full playing age level down.
          9.) The Webster Team or Beginner Program using the student coach must properly fill out the Student Coach form indicating on what team he/she is participating as a student coach, and, if applicable, what team he/she is registered/rostered as a player. Obtain the Student Coach Form from the link at the top of this page & return the Student Coach Form to the WYHA Registrar at

          10.) Upon reaching the age of 18, the student coach must comply with all USA Hockey coaching and screening rules and regulations.

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