All Junior Railers Hockey Club Coaches must be a USA Hockey Coach

Steps to Become a USA Hockey Coach

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

Coaching Education Program Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. (Cost is $40 plus any lunch fees if applicable) You  can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs fromSeptember 1 to December 31). Click here to find a clinic.
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module) (The online modules are available from September 1 to December 31.) Click here for the modules

For more information visit USA Hockey Coaching Certification


Junior Railers Coaches Application

As of the 2019-2020 season, we have implemented a vetting process for all coaching positions within our Travel league.  We believe this is a fair and honest assessment of coaching ability.  It is also the most efficient way to validate the proper selection of coaches to all parties involved (to include but not limited to the Board of Directors, our Parents/customer base, other coaches and assistant coaches, and the players).  As a result, ALL perspective Travel League coaches will be asked to complete a Coaches Application without exemption.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please reach out to the VP of Travel or the Director of Travel.   The core success of our program is credible, dedicated, educated, professional Coaches such as yourselves.  As an organization, we take great pride in our coaching staff.  Thank you for both your cooperation regarding this matter and for everything that you do.

Click here for the Coaches Application Form