Team Coaches & Trainers (Muskrat Minor Hockey)

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Applications for House League Head Coaches are now open!  Please apply by August 22, 2023:

Muskrat Minor Hockey thanks all coaching applicants for our Muskrat Voyageurs Competitive teams.
Congratulations to the following Head Coaches for our 2023-2024 season:

U11 Voyageurs - Brett Coughlin
U13 Voyageurs - Scott Laderoute
U15 Voyageurs - Greg Kenny
U18 Voyageurs - Justin Lariviere

Tryout schedule for September will be posted on our news page, Facebook page, and linked here shortly (August 2023).


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Muskrat Minor Hockey Head Coach, Assistant Coach, or Trainer!

Hockey Eastern Ontario maintains an online form for volunteers to determine which courses and clinics they need to complete:

Hockey Eastern Ontario Coach and Trainer Certification Requirements

The above required in-person courses will be scheduled throughout the summer and fall.

See link below for pre-requisites and to register:

HEO Course & Clinic Dates and Registration (From the drop-down menu, choose HEO and then Muskrat MHA)

*UPDATE!  Coach 2 will be offered locally, in Pembroke on Sunday, October 15th.  In order to register online for Coach 2, you need to complete the two online pre-requisites - Gender Identity and Expression, and Coach 1/2.  Both are available at the above link.  


In addition to the above courses for each level, ALL Bench Staff and Team Managers must complete the following:

Vulnerable Sector Check (O.P.P.)
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
Gender Identity online training 
(Available on-demand under Clinics in your Hockey Canada Registry account.  Takes approximately two hours to complete.)

Rowan's Law - Read and sign concussion protocol and waivers - These are found in your Spordle account to be signed each year.

HEO Concussion Return to Play Protocol

Hockey Canada - Downloads and Resources to Help Improve Hockey Coaches 
(includes practice plans, U7 support, and Drill Hub)

Hockey Canada - Additional downloads by age and by position

Tim Lynch, Development Coordinator/Coach Mentor:
[email protected]