Coaching Information

2022/2023 Coaching Clinic Updates!


Hold the date for BC Hockey Specialty Coaching Clinics for Skating and Skills on August 27th and August 28th 2022.  The sessions are approximately 8 hours long with 6-7 hours of in-class instruction and 1 hour of on-ice instruction.   The AFHA will reimburse AFHA coaches that complete the clinics and that confirm they are coaching with the AFHA, or support our teams as an on-ice helper.

Please note that these dates are tentative at this time.  The clinic requests have been submitted for the AFHA to host these clinics and we are waiting for BC Hockey staff to coordinate instructors for the sessions.  Once we receive confirmation from BC Hockey, we will update the AFHA website.  Please stay tuned.  The Clinics will not be limited to AFHA coaches, so please look out for changes to our information on our website or on the BC Hockey/Hockey Canada clinic registration site.

We are also looking to coordinate two more sessions (with different focus) in September as well and will update this page when more information on dates and clinic details are available.


Please contact Mike Pym, U13-U21 Coaching Coordinator, if you have any questions (


Mike Pym

Coach Coordinator

Abbotsford Female Hockey Association

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 contact:

Mike Pym, Coaching Coordinator U13-U21


Jason DeVries, Coaching Coordinator U7-U11