Coaching Requirements

All coaching positions are approved by the CHA Board. Questions should be directed to our Coaching Director, gary.tockman@chesterfieldhockey.com.

All head and assistant coaches must be certified at the appropriate level. 

Coaching Levels

Level 1 8 and Under (Mite
Level 2 10 and Under (Squirt)
Level 3 12 and Under (Pee-Wee)
14 and Under (Bantam
16 and Under (Midget)
17 and Under (Midget)
Level 4 Midget (Tier 1 and Tier 2 National Bound)

Coaches must renew their certifications every three years or advance to the next certification level. Once a coach has reached Level 4, certificates no longer need to be renewed.

Coaches must submit a notarized screening application to Missouri Hockey.

Any adult involved with a team, in a coaching or managerial position, must submit a background check application as required by Missouri Hockey. A list of approved adults is maintained on Missouri Hockey's website. Once approved, these screenings must be renewed every three years. Once a coach is assigned to a team, this application must be submitted to our coaching director. CHA pays for up to three applications per team.

USA Hockey Coaching Program

Click here to be directed to the USA Hockey website for the latest coaching information.

USA Hockey Coaching Program

Click here to be directed to the USA Hockey website for the latest coaching information.