How to Volunteer and/or become Bench Staff (Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey)

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How to Volunteer and/or become Bench Staff with SSMHA

The SSMHA has over 500 players and approximately 120 volunteers helping to coach, act as trainers and managers, and serving on the executive committee. We could not have all these kids on the ice without our amazing volunteers. 

H o w   c a n    y o u    h e l p    o u t ?

Note - Volunteers who take gate fees, run the clock, or do the scoresheet are not required to take courses. 

For anyone wanting to be more involved with a team, the courses below are what are required by Hockey Canada and/or the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. 

HOT TIPS -
* Write down your Hockey Canada e-Hockey profile number when you get it and keep it in a safe place.
* Ensure that if you are asked in a course what association you are with that you indicate SSMHA (Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey Association).
* As you add courses, please ensure that you add YOURSELF as the participant NOT your child.
* If you run into trouble registering for courses or with your e-Hockey account, please contact the registrar: [email protected].

FIRST - Get your Gender Identification and Expression Course because this is FREE and takes the least time and gets you an e-hockey account if you don't already have one. Takes a bit over an hour. This is a required course to be a volunteer on the ice or as a manager or trainer. 
 
SECOND - Get your Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Course. This takes about 3 hours and costs $30+HST. Please send your receipt to our treasurer [email protected]  for reimbursement.  This is a required course to be a volunteer on the ice or as a manager or trainer. 
 
When you have done both of these courses, let the registrar know so that you can be added to our volunteer list: [email protected]

THIRD - Take the Trainers Course (Trainer 1), this is an online course and can be done in stages. It is one of the very important volunteer positions in the association because Trainers are in charge of safety. All teams must have a Trainer present to be on the ice at any time. The course takes 5-6 hours and costs $85+HST which is again reimbursed by SSMHA.  Please send your receipt to our treasurer [email protected] for reimbursement. 
 
Again, if you have completed your Trainer's course please let the registrar know so that you can be put on the At-Large bench staff roster as a trainer:  [email protected]

FOURTH - Anyone wished to get their coaching certifications can take a look at the course offerings through:
The HU (Hockey University) Online Coach 1/2 is a prerequisite online course to be taken in advance of any in-person coaching course, so that's a great place to start. That course is about 4 hours and costs $30+HST, again reimbursed by the association, please see above. 
 
Coach 1 is the course that is required to work with kids in divisions Novice and below. This is a one-day in-class and on-ice course that costs $150+HST and is offered at various locations in Ontario.
Coach 2 is required for Atom Rep coaching or any Local League Atom divisions and up to Midget. This is an in-class and on-ice course of about 4 h, cost is $100 +HST reimbursed, and is offered at various locations in Ontario.
And Development 1 is the course that is required for PeeWee and up Rep teams. This is an in-class and on-ice course, is about 17.5 h over 2 days, cost is $ 240+HST reimbursed and is again offered at various locations in Ontario.
See the website for locations.
 
Again, once you have completed a coaching course please let the registrar know so that you can be put on the At-Large bench staff roster as a coach:  [email protected] 
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