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Hockey Nova Scotia Coaching Requirements

Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks:

All coaches and minor hockey volunteers are required to have the following:

 Criminal Record Check
Vulnerable Sector Check

For more information, please click here.


Coach or Assistant Coach

A person who is both on the bench during games and is on the ice during practices


A person who is on the bench during the games to attend to any injuries. This person is on the bench or in the rink during practices as well - but does not go on the ice at all to help with any practices


A person who volunteers to help out a team with booking ice time, submitting tournament applications and making travel plans, coordinates team budgets and fundraising events. This person does not go on the bench during games and does not go on the ice during practice

Click here for new High Performance coaching requirements.

Clinic Fees

Clinic registration fees are as follows:

Intro/Community Coach Program - $111.79 (HST included)

Hockey Canada Safety Program - $40.25 (HST included)

National Coaches Certification Program - $141.77 (HST included)

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