2014 & 2015
The OMHA and OHF are working together to implement significant changes to Coach Education effective the 2014 & 2015 Season. These changes will impact delivery, terminology, and qualification requirements.
Once clinic dates are booked and confirmed for the 2014 & 2015 Season, all pertinent information, dates, and fees will be posted here.
Registration must be completed in advance. YOU CANNOT REGISTER DAY OF.
Effective 2014 & 2015: Clinic registration will be completed online. To do this, Clinic Participants will have to create an eHockey Profile. This will allow the OMHA to properly manage your certifications and create a detailed and accurate profile. A link will be provided here. Once online registration has been completed, all registrants must contact the Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Association to arrange for payment. Online payment will not be available. Visa, MasterCard, and Debit are accepted with the Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Business Office. Payment cannot be accepted day of.
To view a complete list of available clinics in all centres, please visit the OMHA website at www.omha.net
Refunds will be issued based on the following conditions:
• Refund requests must be received 4 business days prior to the start of the clinic.
• No refunds will be issued for participants who are late or absent.
Certification News & Updates
House League Coaching Certification Changes
Commencing the 2014 & 2015 Season, CHIP and Coach Stream certifications are being replaced by Hockey University (HU) – Community Coach Stream. Complete details are listed below. CHIP and current Coach Stream certifications will continue to be accepted.
Respect in Sport –Activity Leader Program
The Respect In Sport – Activity Leader Program is an interactive e-Learning course. Formerly called Speak Out and PRS (Prevention Services), this program continues to provide the tools necessary to coach, lead, and implement a harassment-free environment on the ice, on the bench, and in the arenas. This certification is mandatory for all Team Officials and volunteers. Visit www.omha.net for the link to complete this program. Ensure you select Activity Leader Program when visiting the Respect in Sport portal on the OMHA website.
It is important moving forward that the correct terminology be used to avoid confusion.
Trainer Level 1 and Trainer Level 1 Refresher Certifications
The Trainer Level 1 and Trainer Level 1 Refresher are available as an interactive e-Learning Course. Courses are presented as an online curriculum and include interactive multi-media tutorials, quizzes, and printable downloads.
Both e-Learning Courses are available through the HDCO website. CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT: Upon completion, both certifications need to be transferred with the OMHA. You will be required to provide a copy of your certificate and receipt. Please contact Kim Withers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Respect in Sport – Parent Edition
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE OMHA TO ALL PARENTS EFFECTIVE 2014 & 2015 SEASON
Commencing the 2014 & 2015 Season, the OMHA is implementing the “Respect in Hockey” initiative.
The initiative will require at least one parent or guardian of each player registered in minor hockey throughout the OMHA to complete the e-Learning Course “Respect in Sport – Parent Program” as a condition of participation.
For Team Officials who are parents of participants, having the Respect in Sport/Prevention Services/Speak Out certification will not be accepted in place of this required Parental Certification. This course is available online now. *IMPORTANT LOG IN INFORMATION: When you begin, the form will ask you for an “Association Code”. Leave that space blank as it is not a requirement for the NFMHA Membership.
Full participation in the Respect Initiative from Team Officials, Referees and Linesmen, and now Parents will ensure everyone has received a consistent message.
Please click on the corresponding document for pertinent information and details.
For inquiries regarding Respect in Sport – Parent Program, please contact Jodi at the Business Office at email@example.com. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the OMHA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Universal Expiration Dates
The universal date for expiring certifications is August 31st.
Expiring certifications (August 31st) will no longer be granted a grace period. Trainers who allow their certification to expire past August 31, will no longer be able to refresh, but will be required to complete the full course again.
Intermediate Level Coaches
Coaches holding this certification, indicated by the INT prefix, will be required to renew their certification by attending a Coach Refresher Clinics or meeting requirements of the CEP.
Intermediate certifications expired August 31, 2009.
The Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Association is focussed on providing the best coaching possible for our children. We believe in this and continue to uphold the OMHA’s promise to provide the highest quality program. The NFMHA is committed to providing the training, support, and development necessary to ensure our participants receive the best mental and physical development we can provide.
While we may not host all of these clinics each season, you are able to access a complete listing of all available clinics throughout the Province of Ontario on the OMHA website at www.omha.net.
Hockey University (HU) – Community Coach Stream
High Performance 1 (HP1)
Trainer Level 1
Trainer Level II
Respect in Sport – Activity Leader Program