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Coaching Information

Welcome to the CLHA coaches page!

Welcome to the 2020-21 hockey season!  On behalf of the Chisago Lakes Hockey Association,  we would like to thank you for your willingness to coach a team this season.  Please know we appreciate all the time and energy you will put into your team.  If you have any questions or need assistance during the season, please let us know.

Coaching Steps

Please review the following info before you being the coaching process. 

All coaching requirements need to be sent to CLHA Registrar, Sara Johnson

Coaches interested in coaching a girls U10, U12 or U15 team, please contact Tara Jacobson at

2020-21 COVID-19 INFO

All coaches should review the COVID-19 Updates from USA Hockey

Tara Jacobson

Director of Girls Hockey

Phone: 651-428-0255

Pat LeVasseur

Director of Youth Hockey

Phone: 6512081395

Megan Hyde


Step 1

STEP 1: CLHA Coaching Registration Link

After completing the CLHA Coaching Application, all coaches need to complete the registration link.  The registration link gathers all the coaching requirements.

Step 2

USA Hockey Registration

CLICK HERE to register with USA Hockey as a coach.

Make sure to PRINT and SAVE your USA Hockey number.  You'll need it for additional steps in the coaching requirements process.

You need a USA Hockey each year.   There is a $56 fee each year


Step 3

MN Hockey Background Screening

Background screenings are good for 2 years

If you completed a background check in 2019-20, its good for the 2020-21 season.

Background screening fees: $30


Step 4

SafeSport Training

SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for one (1) season beginning on 4/1/19. 

Please Note: You must complete SafeSport EVERY YEAR.

The first time you take SafeSport, register for "Core SafeSport Course"

Once you have completed the Core SafeSport Course, there will be a Refresher Course available for individuals who need to recertify. Users completing the SafeSport refresher course will be certified for an additional season.

CLICK HERE for the SafeSport courses

Step 5

Age Specific Modules

Age specific modules needs to be completed to support the level of team you'd like to coach.  There is a fee for each module


Step 6

Coaching Education Program (CEP)

All coaches need to participate in the Coaching Education Program (CEP).  Make sure to keep your CEP# and know its expiration date. 

There is a fee for each class.  The fee varies based upon the level.

COVID-19 impacts on CEP


Step 7

Concussion Requirements

All coaches must complete a concussion certification course and complete the MN Hockey Concussion form

Most often, the Age Specific Module will count towards your concussion certificate.  If your module is outdated, you may need to complete the concussion certificate requirement through other options:

There are multiple options to complete the concussion certificate:

If you have completed a concussion certificate through another sport (football, lacrosse, etc) you can submit that certificate to meet your hockey concussion requirement. Concussion certificates are good for 2 years.

The Age Specific Module or concussion certificate will be uploaded in the Coaching Registration link.  Additionally, the MN Hockey form will be completed in the Coaching Registration Link

Questions about the concussion requirements:  MN Concussion Rule

Coaching Reimbursement

CLHA will reimburse coaches for expenses due to completing their coaching requirements.    Coaches should complete the CLHA Reimbursement form with receipts and turn into Sara Nelson, CLHA Treasurer.

CEP Level 4 reimbursement must be approved by the board prior to registering for the class in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

Sara Nelson


Phone: 651-315-5225