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Coaching Requirements

Kevin Conover

BHC SafeSport Coordinator

All coaches must complete all requirements before participating in any team activities.

To confirm your Coaching status please view this list:

Coaches Certification List

Please send any questions or updates to the  Safe Sport Coordinator using the contact link at the top of this page.

  • BHC Coaching Application Form
    • Click here for the form.
  • USAH Registration (Yearly for Current Season)
    • Must be completed prior to coaching, on or off the ice.
    • Register with USA Hockey
  • Background Screening (Every 2 years)
    • Must be completed prior to coaching, on or off the ice.
    • Start the Background Screening Process
      • Advise the Bowie Hockey Club SafeSport Coordinator of the date you initiated your background check
      • Part of the process is a lookup based on your personal information to see if you are eligible to submit a background screen request. If you are not eligible, the system will indicate for which season your next background check is due.
      • You will only be contacted if your background check returns a concern. Normally, if you hear nothing after two weeks from date of submission, you will be considered clear by BHC.
  • USAH Certification  (1 level every year up to level 3 and then maintain or 4/5)
    • Deadline for registration is October 31.
    • Deadline for completion is December 31.
    • Register for a Coaches Clinic.
  • USAH Age Specific Module(s) (Once for every age group you coach). Per USA Hockey requirements, Age-Specific Modules "Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed"
    • TRAVEL COACHES - Deadline for completion is August 15th.
    • REC COACHES - Deadline for completion is October 1st.
    • Register for Age Specific Module.
  • Safe Sport Training (Annual requirement)
    • Deadline for completion is August 15 for Travel coaches, and October 1 for Rec coaches.
    • Register for Safe Sport.
    • The Bowie Hockey Registrar will be able to validate your completion on the USA Hockey website.
  • CDC Concussion Awareness Training (every 2 years)
    • Deadline for completion is August 15 for Travel coaches, and October 1 for Rec coaches.
    • Register for Concussion Training.‚Äč
    • Once you have completed the training make either a paper copy or electronic copy of your certificate because the website will not keep a record once you leave.