SAHA coaches are required to follow all USAH and Minnesota Hockey coaching requirements. See the 'Coaching Checklist' document on this page for all information. This document walks you through the 7 steps needed to complete your certification prior to stepping foot on the ice for the current season.
Absolutely NO non-rostered players are allowed on the ice or bench (this includes younger/older siblings), for any reason, unless that player is a STUDENT COACH who is approved and listed on the team's roster.
This is a direct mandate by MN/USA Hockey and a major liability concern. Non-rostered players are not covered while on the ice/bench under the USA Hockey liability insurance. This policy must be strictly followed by SAHA and it's coaches.
SAHA appreciates the time and commitment that all of our coaches give to the program and do not want to make our hockey lives any more difficult, but we need to adhere to the rules regarding kids on the ice.
For consistency and fairness to all members we must enforce the student coach rules from USA and Minnesota Hockey. A player between the ages of 13 and 17 who is currently properly registered with USA Hockey may serve as a student coach under the following conditions:
In addition all student coaches who meet the above criteria must be listed on the team roster for which they are a student coach.
Anyone who does not meet these criteria will not be allowed to skate, demonstrate drills or otherwise help coach any team on which they are not rostered.
SAHA supports the use of student coaches on our youth teams.
USA Hockey Guidelines | Student Coaches
If you are interested in having a Student Coach work with your team, please submit the required FORM and required signatures to Jeanette Geisbauer. The student coach MUST be an USAH approved coach on your official team roster.