FAQ For Coaches!

Does SAMHA reimburse costs for coach courses?  

  • Yes we do.  The courses that are required for your specific division and level are covered by SAMHA. The process that is in place to receive reimbursement is to provide to the office the receipt, a copy of the approval email, proof of course completion and the completed coach reimbursement form.

Please click on the link here for the coach reimbursement form.  

  • Do I need to pay up front for the courses? Yes, after completion of the course you will be reimbursed.  
  • Do I need approval to take a course?  Yes, please send the request to the appropriate Division Director and cc the Development Director. 


The following is quick guide for first time initiation/Novice coaches for the courses you will need!

Respect in sport for activity leader. here (All bench staff MUST have this)

Safety course (we require two bench staff to have this) Safety

Intro to coaching - Coach 1 (This is required for the head coach only, although any member of the coaching staff are eligible) Coach 1 Please note there is an on-line portion and a classroom portion to this.  Click the link to see available courses.  

Criminal record check.  All members of the bench staff MUST have one of these before they anyone can be added to a team roster. You can request your CRC letter by following this link, if you would like your completed CRC sent directly to SAMHA we will also send a form you can bring to the RCMP along with the letter. Please note the RCMP only mail completed records checks once per week so it may take a while to get to us. Any completed CRC's we receive will be logged and the original mailed back to the owner. If you would like to pick up your completed CRC from the RCMP you can either drop it off at the SAMHA office or email it to with the subject line CRC - YourLastName

Any questions please email me




If your team will be doing any raffles you will need to apply for a raffle license through the AGLC
For Information on how and where to do this Click Here


For Information on Clinics go to the Development tab then Development Information.

 Additional Information and useful links

Coach Application Click Here

Hockey Alberta Coach Certification Requirements Click Here

Hockey Canada Manager Info Click Here

Hockey Canada Manager Manual Click Here

Hockey Canada Manager Basic Check List Click Here

Sports Nutrition for Youth Click Here

Time Keepers Manual Click Here

How to complete a game sheet Click Here for a sample

Bullying Harassment and Abuse Policies

Full ice practice plan template can be found here

Half ice practice plan template can be found here

Goaltenders Practice Plans and Information:

Beginner Goaltender Practice Plan

Intermediate Goaltender Practice Plan

Advanced Goaltender Practice Plan

Practice Plan Template

For a Player Report Card click here





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