|How do I register as a Coach with Storm Hockey?||Storm Registration|
|How do I check the status of my CEP and Age-Level Modules?||CEP Lookup|
|Do I need to send completed CEP, Age-Level Module, or SafeSport certificate to anyone?||No|
|Where can I find CEP course registration?||CEP Clinics|
|How do I complete Age-Level Modules||Age Level Modules|
|I am a Level 3 CEP. How do I re-certify?||Level 3 Re-certification|
|How do I do SafeSport Training for the first time?||Safe Sport|
|How do I know if I am due for a SafeSport Refresher (every year) or get a copy of my certificate?||SafeSport Cert Lookup|
|How do I do the SafeSport Refresher?||SafeSport Refresher|
|Do I need to complete a background screening?||Instructions below|
|How do I complete a background screening?||Background Check|
|How can I complete Concussion Training?|
|Do I need to send completed Concussion Training Certificate to anyone?||Email Certificate to Kevin Skogg|
|I completed Concussion Training for another youth sport. Can I use that certificate?||Email Certificate to Kevin Skogg|
|Where can I find more information on Coaching Requirements from USA Hockey?||USA Hockey Coaching Info|
|I haven't coached with Storm before, where can I find more information about coaching needs and requirements?|
You may not be on the ice or working with Minneapolis Hockey Association players until you have completed Concussion Training and submitted your certificate of testing to the Minneapolis Hockey ACE Coordinator. This is required every 2 years. You can complete the training three ways:
Forward your certificate to the Association ACE Coordinator, Kevin Skogg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not forwarded the certificate to the ACE Coordinator, you are not clear to be on the ice, so keep a record of your sent e-mail.
See pgs 33-37 of the attached presentation BEFORE you submit major or match penalty info to D3.
Minneapolis Storm Coaches are encouraged to follow the Storm Coaches Plan for Player Development. This plan calls for practices to be split evenly between Skills, Tactics and Small Area Games.
Skills - one-third of every practice should be devoted exclusively to individual skill development. These skills include skating, stick handling, passing, shooting and body contact. A heavy emphasis should be placed on skating skills. Skating skills should be taught using the Storm Flow Chart and the videos which can be accessed using the Skating link on your left. This link can only be accessed by registered coaches who are logged in using their NGIN password.
Tactics - tactics can be both team and individual. A tactic is an action that creates or takes away an advantage. One-third of each practice should be devoted to tactics.
Small Area Games - one-third of each practice should be devoted to small-area games. These games should be used to reinforce the skills and tactics emphasized earlier in the practice session. USA Hockey's Guide to Small Area Games is a great resource for small Area games.
Thanks to Woodbury High School Coach and Bob Peterson Award recipient Wes Bolin for running a training session for Storm Coaches - "Running an Effective Two Team Practice." Over 35 Storm coaches were up very early on a Saturday morning to attend this session.
This season, Storm coaches at the Squirt/U10 age level and above are encouraged to familiarizes themselves and their players with several full ice drills in order to maximize ice usage during shared practices.