Clinics (Niagara Falls Minor Hockey)


2016 & 2017

There have been several changes made to the OMHA coaching certification processes commencing the 2016 & 2017 Season. An outline of these changes have been posted below.


At this time, the NFMHA will not be hosting any coaching clinics for the upcoming season. We encourage everyone requiring certification to visit the OMHA site at to view a complete listing of all current available clinics and locate a clinic date that works for you. 

If we choose to offer any clinics this season, we will post that information here.

Effective 2015 & 2016:  Clinic registration and payment will be completed online for all Associations and clinics.  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 on this page for all clinic offerings.

*NOTE:  The Online Registration will ask you to "Select a Participant".  This will seem confusing as you have just entered your information.  Select yourself as the participant.



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 for the 

2016 & 2017 Season

Revised NCCP Requirements for Hockey

Development 1 Revised NCCP

Coach 1 & 2 Revised NCCP

NCCP Certification Maintenance


House League Coaching Certification Changes

Commencing the 2015 & 2016 Season, Coach 1 (formerly CHIP), will no longer be an accepted certification for Novice through Atom House League.  Coach 2 is now required.  

Professional Development (formerly Coach Refresher Course)

The Professional Development Course will no longer be available to renew the Development 1 or Coach 2 Coaching Certifications.  As per the revised NCCP for Hockey listed above, this course will now serve as a part of the Certificate Maintenance Program (CEP).  This will be worth 3 points towards your certification renewal.

High Performance 1 (HP1)

  • All Head Coaches coaching Minor Bantam AAA and above must be High Performance 1 certified.  Coaches within the NFMHA DO NOT require HP1 Certification.
  • 4 to 5 day seminar in selected cities throughout Ontario.
  • 40 to 80 hours of post seminar work that includes, application, Group Leader monitoring and field evaluation.
  • HP1 Applications can be found under the Coaches Tab on the OHF website,
  • Coaches will have the ability to rank in order which seminar they wish to attend; and then notified of acceptance.
  • 5 year expiry
  • To remain certified, follow the Coaching Certification Legacy Pathway outlined.


Development 1

  • Requirement for coaches at the Representative level.
  • Clinic Length – 2 eight hour sessions, including a 2 hour ice session on Day 2.
  • Clinic Post task will be completed throughout the season.
  • 5 year expiry
  • To remain certified, follow the Coaching Certification Legacy Pathway outlined.


Coach 1 and 2

(formerly  CHIP and Recreational Coach Stream)

  • New, interactive online platform that will utilize a blended approach.
  • In Part A, the Participant must register and complete a 4 hour HU online component before proceeding to Part B.
  • In Part B, the in-person clinic will include 4 hours in class and 2 hours on ice.
  • This program replaces the current CHIP and Coach Stream certifications.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will come out with 2 certifications and 2 qualifications; Coach 1 – Intro to Coach and Coach 2 – Coach Level.
  • The Coach 1 currently has not expiry
  • Coach 2 has a 5 year expiry
  • To remain Coach 2 certified, follow the Coaching Certification Legacy Pathway outlined.

Trainer Level 1

Trainer Level II

  • The HTCP Level II program has been designed to be flexible.  Participants can choose from several avenues to obtain this level of certification.
  • Applicant must hold a current Level 1 HTCP certification to be eligible and a Standard First Aid certification from a recognized First Aid Provider Group. (For a current, approved First Aid Provider Group, please contact the OMHA). The First Aid card must be valid for the entire hockey season – September to April.
  • Expiry not available.


Trainer Refresher

  • This program applies specifically to current certified trainers.
  • This e-Learning Program is available to trainers who certification expires on August 31 of the current year.
  • This certification is only available for participants who are re-qualifiying following attendance at a full Level 1 Clinic.
  • Courses are presented as an online curriculum and include interactive multi-media tutorials, quizzes, and printable downloads.
  • The e-Learning Courses are available through the HDCO website.  CLICK HERE
  • 3 year expiry

Respect in Sport – Activity Leader Program

  • This course is mandatory for all Team Officials and Volunteers
  • This e-Learning course focuses on Abuse and Harassment Prevention.
  • 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
  • Visit for the link to complete this program.  
  • Currently no expiry.
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