Coaches (Whitby Minor Hockey)


Please Note: As of May 15th, 2021 eHockey has been retired.  eHockey functionality will now be located at its new home inside HCR 3.0 as of June 1st, 2021.

If you have been registered in hockey previously as a Player, Coach, Official, or Trainer you can view your profile by creating an account in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR 3.0).

Click on the following document to set up access.


Hockey Canada has developed an online course that all Team Officials (Coaches, Trainers and Managers) will be required to complete. The course was developed to ensure all participants have a full understating of the Hockey Canada health and safety protocols and are prepared to return to the rink in a safe and healthy manner.

In addition to this, all WMHA rostered team officials must hold the required OMHA certifications; including Gender Identity and Expression course, Respect in Sport Activity Leader program, Rowan's Law acknowledgement 
and submit Vulnerable Sector, Criminal Reference check issued within the last two years to WMHA.

Team officials within different divisions and levels of play will require further CAC Training/Certification.


If you are interested in coaching House League this season please contact the applicable director. WMHA Directors 

Gender Identity and Expression


The OHF requires all team officials to complete Gender Identity and Expression. There is no cost associated with this course.

Two required steps:

  • If needed, register for an Hockey Canada account - see link above
  • Once your account has been established, visit the OHF's website to register for the course. All the course modules can be completed online

Respect In Sport: Activity Leader Program

  • 16 years or older
  • Does not expire
  • Takes approx. 3hrs to complete online
  • Cost is approximately $30

Criminal Reference, Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) - NEW OHF PROCESS

Please see the link the OHF website with the new VSC screening process for all bench staff. 

Bench staff NO longer submit VSC forms to Whitby Minor Hockey.

All submissions now go directly to the Ontario Hockey Federation - see link below.


Once you have reviewed the new process, you can apply through the Durham Regional Police for your VSC.


CAC (Coach Association of Canada) Qualifications 

  • 2024-25 Coach Qualifications - TBD
  • In person courses are facilitated by the OMHA; a full listing is available on the OMHA website (Bench Staff - Coaches - Education).


The following chart outlines the requirements that individuals in different leadership positions must have in order to train, support and/or coach registered hockey players in the OHF/OMHA:



Bench Composition: Representative
All teams must have a minimum of two and a maximum of five rostered bench staff members. Teams must have a certified Head Coach and Registered Trainer (HTCP). Representative team Managers are responsible for ensuring all the necessary documentation is sent to WMHA before the start of the season. Teams will only receive an approved OMHA roster when all these requirements have been met. 

Bench Composition: House League 
All House League teams must include a team official who is certified and registered with the OMHA as a Registered Trainer [HTCP]. The minimum requirement for House League Assistant Coaches is the completion of Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program and a Criminal Reference, Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). If the Assistant Coach participates with the team outside of the WMHA House League program or must act as the Head Coach at any point throughout the season, they will require full NCCP coach certification.