To provide an opportunity for youth in the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, Hadley, Sunderland, Belchertown and surrounding communities to play organized hockey. To instill a sense of honesty, courage, and respect in our youth, as well as teach t

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Coaching Information

Coaches will need to register with AHA.  In order to register, you will need to have a USA Hockey number for the 2019-2020 season. Then  click on the "Register" button below. 





2019-2020 Coaches Registration

To apply as a coach in the AHA, please register with AHA through the above registration link. You will also need to complete and submit the below application and waiver forms to the Coach-in-Chief , David Schein at or Registrar, Kristin Balboni at In addition, you will need to fill out the online CORI and background check.

1st Time Coaches: In addition to the above, you will need to complete the USA Hockey SafeSport training and the USA Hockey online module for the age group you are coaching before being involved in any team activities. You must also obtain CEP Level 1 certification by 12/31/19.

Returning Coaches: In addition to the above, you may need to complete USA Hockey SafeSport training (every 2 years), complete the USA Hockey online module for the age group you are coaching (every time you change age groups) and obtain the next level of CEP certification.

USA Hockey Coaching Certification

Other Coaching Forms

Coaching cards: USA Hockey no longer issues Coaching cards.  Coaches are required to print out a copy of their own cards. Login to USA Hockey to retrieve your card information.

On-site Injury Report Form - for use throughout the season when an injury occurs. Completed forms should be emailed to Safesport Coordinator, Thomas St. Laurent at , or Complete It Online

Player Patch Award Form - for hat tricks, playmakers and shutouts

Player Evaluation Form - for coaches assessment of player skills

Travel Permit - for play outside the state


Coaching Resources

USA Hockey Practice Plans

Small Area Games

Mass Hockey Forms including District Playdown

USA Hockey Sanctioned Tournaments

Tournaments AHA teams have attended in the past



Web Page file AHA Coach links-  Quick links to some coaching resources