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2017-2018 Coaches

VAHA is seeking interested coaches for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The following age groups have a need for coaches…………….

Bantam B

PeeWee B




Please submit a letter of interest no later than September 22. The letter of interest (LOI) should express the following items:

Age group of interest

Head or assistant position

Skills / experience

Current USA Hockey certification

Please explain why you are interested in coaching hockey


Submit your LOI's by email to the VAHA Secretary ( C/O Dan Rabideaux. Thank-you.


On behalf of the Virginia Amateur Hockey Association board 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 running your team.  If you have any questions or need any assistance during the season, please do not hesitate to contact a board member.

All aspiring VAHA coaches must pass a background check, be registered with USA Hockey, complete the age specific online module and watch the SafeSport video prior to the start of the season. Follow the links below.


Parent volunteers will have to view video also.  Each team will have parents to monitor inside and just outside locker rooms for each practice, home games & away games.

All coaches must register themselves on the USA Hockey website. You will register, pay the fee, and print the registration confirmation. USA Hockey registration confirmation form can be submitted to a VAHA board member.  VAHA will reimburse coaching fee...see reimbursement form below.

USA Hockey Coach Registration

Choose "Ice Hockey Players/ Coaches"

SafeSport - Background Screening (ALL COACHES & Team Managers & Locker Room Supervisors)

Follow this link to begin background screening. You will get an email stating a "PASS" or "FAIL" result a few days later. Please print and give copy to Carol Moreland, Pete Coldagelli, or Rick Flatley.

SafeSport Video

You must register with USA Hockey before watching video. Follow instructions for the SafeSport Program Training. Video is approximately 90 minutes and has some short quizes. Print out certificate of completion and give to Carol Moreland, Pete Coldagelli, or Rick Flatley.

Lance Robertson is the VAHA SafeSport coordinator and any questions you have can  be directed to him


USA Hockey Clinics - MINNESOTA

Find coaching clinics in MN and WI for your required level

USA Hockey - Coaching Education Program

Follow link to USA Hockey website for all things coaching