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How to Volunteer/Coach

How to Coach

JDIA is looking for volunteers to become Certified Coaches!  To supervise a JDIA Stick & Puck or Pond Hockey only one module needs to be completed.  This would be a great introduction in participating with your child(ren)'s hockey!

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)

  • Register as a member of USA Hockey. (Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees if applicable). Click here for more information.
  • Complete the background screening. Click here.
  • Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training. (Required every year and cannot be added to a roster until completed). Click here for more information.
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module and only needs to be completed once per age level. Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed) Click here to register for the modules.

Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021)

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. The Cost is $55. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. You can take clinics from April 1-Dec. 31 each season. Click here to locate a clinic.

How to Volunteer

 Volunteers are essential to help keep our program going!

  • Coaching is a great way to get on ice with your child(ren). 
  • Team managers help keep the team organized and prepare paperwork for tournaments. 
  • Travel managers assist their team while attending tournaments. 
  • SafeSport certified locker room monitors are required in age groups 10U and up. 
  • Each age group is in need of volunteers to run the time clock, score sheet, and play music for games.
  • Perhaps team fundraising coordination is more your style? 
  • Each year there will be seats open on the Board of Directors.
  • There are many ways to help.  The board encourages our members to reach out with any questions and/or comments you may have.  We want to hear from you!  Monthly board meetings are open to the public, and all members are invited to attend.