Coaches Corner

Do you want to Coach for North Reading Youth Hockey?


There are several steps to becoming a coach for North Reading Youth Hockey (NRYH). First, you simply need a passion to help our youth become better athletes through hockey! Secondly, we have a list of requirements to ensure proper education of you as a coach and to protect and safeguard our youth. All NRYH Coaches are certified USA Hockey Coaches. It would be prudent to first contact a member of our board or a coach to help you on your way. Here are the steps that are necessary to become a USA Hockey certified coach and member of the North Reading Youth Hockey.


Steps to Become an NRYH and USA Hockey Coach

Next, Become a USA Hockey Coach

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

Coaching Education Program Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31)

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. (Cost is $40 plus any lunch fees if applicable) You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31). Click here to find a clinic.
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module) (The online modules are available from September 1 to December 31.) Click here for the modules.


Age-specific Practice Plan Manuals

Website Links

  •  (great website that has good quality animated hockey drills for coaches to follow. They have over a 100 types of drills in different training categories that you can view and print,   FREE!!)
  • USA Hockey Coaching Materials CEP Manuals, practice plans and skill development handouts ect...

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