USA Hockey is a total money grab. I have to pay out of my pocket to get a usa hockey number, take online classes and take a weekend coaching clinic in order to volunteer to help coach my sons town hockey team. I am thinking of jumping to a club team next year. . Do the club teams follow USA hockey like it is the Bible?
I'll spend a week at the clinic if they help me be a better coach. Show me how to teach kids to shoot using the new sticks (which aren't that new anymore), help me a better at coaching edge work and proper skating stride, help me run a better practice, etc...instead I Learn that drugs are bad and kids need a good night sleep...that's great but I'm coaching 11 year olds...can I tell their parents what to feed their kids and force them to go to bed at a reasonable hour...that's my frustration. I walk away feeling like it's a complete money grab. Just make me write my check and give me my weekend back.
Just a question. Do youth hockey receive a salary or are they strictly volunteers.
Level 4 is not optional when you have a level 3 and have re-certified online 2 times.
After 2 level 3 re-certifications you must do a level 4 in order to continue to coach or at least be in compliance with the USA hockey coaching rules.