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All coaches (head and assistants) must obtain CEP certification by December 31 of the current playing season.

Click here to locate and register for a CEP Clinic.

Additionally, all coaches must complete the appropriate age-specific module by December 31 of the current playing season. Once you register you have 30 days in which to complete the module. All modules started after Dec. 1 must be completed by Dec. 31. Module cost is $10.

Click here to access the age-specific modules.

Coaches must be members of USA Hockey in order to register to clinics or modules.

Click here to register for the current USA Hockey season.
Click here to request a duplicate copy of your USA Hockey registration confirmation page.

Ed Morris

Associate Coach-in-Chief
(704) 759-6677

CEP Clinics

The 2017 CAHA CEP Clinic weekends are shown below, the season begins in August and terminates on Dec 31, 2017.

Search and Register for CEP Clinics

August 26-27, 2017 Charlotte, NC 1, 2, 3
September 23-24, 2017 Raleigh, NC 1, 2, 3
September 30, 2017 Hillsborough, NC 2
November 4-5, 2017 Charleston, SC 1, 2, 3, 4
November 11-12, 2017 Raleigh, NC 1, 2, 3
December 9, 2017 Wilmington, NC 1

CEP Guidelines

All coaches must adhere to the new Coaching Education Program guidelines.

USA Hockey CEP Rules and Regulations

USA Hockey Mobile Coach App

The USA Hockey Mobile Coach App is available for all hockey coaches, players and parents.  This application will be a primary delivery method for content along with the USA Hockey website.

The application is available on Apple and Android devices, features several new developments:

  1. All 800 videos from the Skills and Drills DVD series are now available on your mobile device via a simple in-app purchase. The entire suite of videos costs just $8.99 and the individual on-ice and off-ice packages can also be purchased for $4.99 each.
  2. All videos, practice plans and skill manuals can be shared via email, Facebook and Twitter.
  3. All practice plans and skill manuals can be "pinned" to your device for viewing when not connected to the internet.
  4. The iPad Whiteboard includes a new tutorial and the ability to share designed drills by email.

Mobile Coach is a free download. For more information, please visit the Moble Coach webpage.


USA Hockey Learning Center

USA Hockey and flexxCoach have teamed up to bring you the latest in online learning for coaches and players - the USA Hockey Learning Center.

Access the Learning Center and learn from the best coaches in the game! View a full range of animated drills, articles, video "tips and lessons" that will help make you a better coach or player. You will be able to enjoy both free and premium (paid) content all in one easy to navigate location.

Check out the USA Hockey Learning Center and learn the skills, tactics, rules and strategies that make hockey the most exciting sport on the planet.

USA Hockey Learning Center

flexxCOACH Recertification

USA Hockey Coaching Education Program and flexxCoach University present Level # CEP recertification.  All coach must attend a clinic to receive Level 3 certification.

A coach whose Level 3 is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 1 curriculum or they may move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 1 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons.

A coach whose Track 1 Level 3 recertification is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 2 curriculum or move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 2 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons.

Coaches whose Track 2 Level 3 Recertification is due to expire must attend a Level 4 clinic prior to the expiration of their Level 3 Recertification.

Coaches must complete the online recertification program in order to recertify their Level 3 certifications. Attending a clinic or workshop is no longer valid for recertifying any certification level.

flexxCOACH University - Online Level 3 Recertification   


Coaching Ethics Code

This USA Coaching Ethics Code intends to provide standards of ethical conduct for coaches involved with USA Hockey and its member organizations. It provides General Principles and Ethical Standards which cover many situations encountered by coaches, with its principle goals the welfare and protection of participants with whom coaches work. Coaches will respect and protect human and civil rights and not knowingly participate in or condone unfair discriminatory practices.