Coaching Information

The AFHA recognizes the hard work that goes into being a head coach or assistant coach of a hockey team.  In addition, Health & Safety and team managers and fundraising positions are critical to a team's success – thanks to all our parent volunteers!


In early September, the AFHA will host an evening event that brings together our coaches to welcome you to the season and go over some important tasks that need to be completed including talking about course certifications and process to become trained for our rep and rec. divisions.  That date is TBA, but stay tuned.

The AFHA is a volunteer driven organization that relies on its volunteers for successful operation. As such the need for parent volunteers is extremely important and the AFHA will support all certifications and training required for parents to become confident leaders on the ice.  The AFHA working with BC Hockey will identify coaching certification opportunities and will look to host training sessions for our parents and coaches.  Parents interested in working with our players on the ice can do so in a Head Coach, Assistant Coach or On-ice Helper role.


To coach, visit the BC Hockey website, use the interactive page to find out what you need: Be a Coach | BC Hockey


  1. Criminal Record Check (CRC): Access Code: LW2DB2FVZ8
  2. Respect in Sport : Cost: $30 (please keep receipts and submit to the team manager)
  3. Concussion Awareness Certification (CATT)
  4. Coaching Certification: Depending on the age group and level you are interested in coaching different certifications are required. (see table below) or click here: Be a Coach | BC Hockey


For Hockey Canada members wishing to become trained in Coach 1 or Coach 2 their first stop should be the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR)

. This engaging, interactive online platform provides the baseline of information needed, and it’s all done at your convenience wherever you access the internet.


Click here for more information on the Hockey Canada NCCP Instructional Stream

If you are interested in coaching click below to apply:

For more information contact:

Reg Gabriel, Coaching Coordinator U13-U21


Coley McIntosh, Coaching Coordinator U7-U11