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.  We are doing a new process this year where the office will submit a group of names to the RCMP on behalf of SAMHA.  This is why we will need the names of the staff ASAP please to get this process complete prior to your first skate.  

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

Hockey Alberta Coach Certification Requirments 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

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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