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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 2020-21 season.

USA Hockey number - required every year ($46 + MA fee)

Then click on the "Register" button below. 




2020-2021 Coaches' Registration

To apply as a coach in the AHA, please register with AHA through the above registration link with oyur USA Hockey number. You will also need to complete the following:

  • Coaching Application Form - new coaches only, send to the Coach-in-Chief , Stuart Remensnyder at
  • Waiver of Liability Form - required every year for all on-ice participants, the Coach-in-Chief , Stuart Remensnyder at and Registrar, Kristin Balboni at
  • Background Screen - required every other year to authorize a background check (returning coaches - you do not need to do this, $30).
  • Coach's card / CEP Training - required - you may get a temporary card if you need an updated card or CEP this year (almost all returning coaches need an updated card, new coaches all need CEP level 1).
  • USA Hockey Age modules - required for the age group you are coaching, needed if your players changed age groups.


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