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Coaching & Volunteer Registration



Whether offering your time to coach, manage a team or serve as a board member, all DCYHA volunteers must complete registration and training to serve in a volunteer capacity.  Coaches have the greatest number of trainings to complete to achieve compliance as noted below. DCYHA Coach and Volunteer registration allows the administration to collect contact information to facilitate efficient communication. Mandatory screening and training elevates DCYHA to the standards that are expected of the highest quality youth recreation programs. To maintain good standing with USA Hockey, Inc and the Utah Amateur Hockey Association we ask all volunteers for their cooperation in completing the steps below.  

DCYHA is 100% volunteer driven and we greatly appreciate all of the hours that are dedicated to the success of the DCYHA hockey program. Thank you for completing the registration and trainings prior to the September 15th season start date.  If you have not yet completed the requirements, please note that you will not be allowed to be on the ice for any practices, so we encourage you to get started early!

Steps for All DCYHA Volunteers (Managers, Board Members, Appointed Positions, etc.)

Volunteers should complete the following registrations and trainings.  Use the links below to launch the online access to each. If you  will have contact with youth on or off the ice, then you should complete all the registrations and trainings below.  This includes team managers, and other regular ongoing volunteers. They are free for non-coach volunteers.  All of the following MUST be completed prior to any volunteer acting in an official position which puts him/her in contact with the youth.  (These are not required for running the clock, being scorekeeper, or manning the penalty box during games.) Use the links found below on this page to get started. 

  • USA Hockey Registration - required annually
  • Background Screening - required every two years*
  • SafeSport Online Training - refresher required annually**
  • DCYHA Coach/Volunteer Registration

*If you do a background screening with UAHA and you did one last year, you will be billed for the screening cost NOT the organization (as per UAHA rules).  PLEASE do not complete your background screening if you have any questions.  Complete the registration, and contact Karyn Baxter.

**The annual refresher requirement for SafeSport is waived for the 2019-2020 Season for everyone who completed the full training in 2018-19.  If you are uncertain if you need to do the annual refresher training,  complete the registration, and contact Karyn Baxter.

Coaches have additional training obligations as noted further below.  Please note that the rules for completion date for coach training requirements have changed.  See below for more information.

USA Hockey Registration

All coaches, team managers, and volunteers must be registered with USA Hockey

Utah Amateur Hockey Association Background Screening

All volunteers must clear background screening prior to be allowed to participate as a DCYHA coach, volunteer or administrator. Requirement has changed to every other year.

USA Hockey Safesport Training

All coaches, team managers, and volunteers must complete Safesport training every year. Please read the information below.

SafeSport Information for 2019-20

The SafeSport platfrom has been transferred to the USA Hockey website as of the 2018-19 Season.  You MUST register via the USA Hockey webpage, or the SafeSport completion is not saved to the database, and you cannot be "cleared" for work with the kiddos.


Because this transition required everyone to do the full SafeSport training (not a refresher course), it is still valid for the 2019-20 Season IF you completed it during the 2018-19 season.   If you have not completed this full training , please not upon completion of all 3 modules, you will be issued a certificate of completion.  Please make sure that you have actually finished - it has been reported to take approximately 3 hours.

Steps to become a DCYHA Coach


USA Hockey requires all coaches to register as a member of USA Hockey. At the completion of registration, a USA Hockey registration confirmation number is provided. This registration number is needed to complete some of the following steps. 

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities). See the links in the following section for completing these requirements.

  • Step 1: USA Hockey Registration - Register as a member of USA Hockey, Inc. The cost is $40 plus a fee collected by the Utah Amateur Hockey Association. 
  • Step 2: Complete the Utah Amateur Hockey Association background screening process. This must be done every year.
  • Step 3: Complete the USA Hockey SafeSport Training. SafeSport training is required annually for coaches and volunteers (except for the 2019-20 Season, see info above). 
  • Step 4: Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module) (The age-specific online modules are now REQUIRED by UAHA to be completed prior to participation in any practice or team activity.)  
  • Step 5: Complete Coaching Education Program (CEP) Requirements by Dec. 31. This requirement involves attending a local coaching certification clinic. 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 from September 1 to December 31).  
  • Step 6: Register with DCYHA's Coaches online registration and consent to the Coaches Codes of Conduct and complete all online documents. Your Division Director, Director of Hockey or the Board of Directors may request additional information. 

Use the links provided below to get started. Once all steps are successfully completed, you are eligible to be considered as a practice coach or game coach with DCYHA.  Teams are limited to four rostered coaches on game day and those coaches are selected by the DCYHA Director of Hockey and the DCYHA age division directors. All on-ice coaches must wear a hockey helmet and provide their own gear.

USA Hockey Coaching Clinics

There is a fee for the coaches clinic. All coaches must have a current certifications.

USA Hockey Age Specific Modules

Each coach must complete the age-specific module for each age division they wish to coach.