FOR Coaches


Respect in Sport

“Respect in Sport is a mandatory training program for all volunteers working with youth in Minor Hockey including coaches, managers and trainers.

Respect Group was incorporated on April 5th, 2004 by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue their common passion; the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment.
Respect Group has enlisted internationally acclaimed curriculum partner, the Canadian Red Cross (RespectED), and created a best-in-class e-learning platform, designed for mass consumption. Expert content and a professional on-line certification model round out Respect Group’s fully outsourced risk management/behavior change solutions for sport, schools and the workplace.
Their Mission is to empower people to recognize and prevent abuse, bullying and harassment through interactive, online certification.
Their Vision is to eliminate abuse, bullying and harassment by inspiring a global culture of respect.”

To register, visit:

Gender Identity Training

“Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), along with Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) and the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), is pleased to announce the launch of a new training program for team officials to support trans-inclusive hockey in Ontario, understand discrimination based on gender identity and provide gender expression training.

There are two courses which will educate team officials on this important topic – ‘Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression’ and ‘A Guide to the Dressing Room Policy and Confidentiality Statement.’

All coaches and trainers must take these two courses and coaches will be awarded 3 certification maintenance points for taking the courses. HEO recommends that all team officials and administrators take this training given its significant benefit.

Officials will register for the courses in the eHockey portal and require an eHockey account. If you do not have an eHockey account you can create one after clicking the Register for the Training link.
Once you have registered for the training you will receive an email from eHockey. Within that email you will find the address to the online training in the “Post Task/Field Evaluation” section.

This process started in 2013, when a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was filed against Hockey Canada alleging discrimination in services based on gender identity.HEO Website

Coaching Qualifications

“To determine the requirements for head coaches, assistant coaches, or trainers,” follow this link.

Novice Half Ice Hockey

“Hockey Canada has approved national policies that mandate all Novice aged players receive age-appropriate programming on half-ice surfaces effective for the 2019-20 season. This mandate will see Novice game play in HEO move to a half ice format for the start of the 2019-20 season.

In response to this new mandate, and the changes it will require, Hockey Eastern Ontario has created a Novice Task Group with representatives from HEO, HEO Minor, Districts, MHAs and Officiating. The role of the task group is to develop a Branch plan and strategy for the implementation of this policy mandate.

For answers to FAQs and access to Resources, Check out Novice Half Ice Hockey via Hockey Eastern Ontario

Forms, Drills, and Resources for Coaches

Injury Report

Affiliation Form 2018

Concussion Recognition Tool

Hockey Canada Concussion Card

Hockey Canada Player Development Defintions Guide

Hockey Canada Minor Hockey Player Development Guide

Hockey CanadaSkills and Player Development Resources