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BAHA Coaching Info

Please follow the steps below, links for the different required items are listed a little lower on the page.


You can only obtain one level per year, and you must start at level 1 and progress your way annually through the levels if you continue to coach every year.  Registration through USA Hockey must be done every year in conjunction with the CEP Courses

BAHA Coaches Needed!

Anyone interested in coaching is required to submit a coaching application.   

Mail to:
Attn: Coaching
P.O. Box 38
Brainerd, MN 56401
You can also drop off your application at the arena in the BAHA mailbox or scan and email to Jim Brau

Coach Registration Process and Instructions

Steps 1-6 Must be done before you are allowed on the ice per USA Hockey Rules.

Please keep all receipts, BAHA reimburses you for your registration, age specific modules and CEP Clinic fees.  Please turn all receipts in together to Jim Brau at the rink for reimbursement.

Thank you.

Step 1:  USA Hockey Registration ($47)   CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register as a coach.  You will need the confirmation number in Step 2. You'll need a USA Hockey coaches account and login. This is new in the last couple of seasons, please read directions closely on the USA Hockey coaches page and login page for details. Once logged in, select "my profile" to view your USA coaching account info to verify completion of items, check your status etc.

Step 2:  BAHA Coach Registration (Free)   Click on the Coach Registration bar below and proceed.  During this registration session you will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.

Step 3: MN/USA Hockey Background Screening ($30)    Click on this link for the MN/USA Hockey Screening Link and proceed.  Use the same NGIN login for MN Hockey website/screening. Results may take a week or more to receive back.   DO NOT  DO THIS STEP IF YOU COMPLETED A BACKGROUND SCREENING WITH MINNESOTA HOCKEY FOR THE 2020/2021 SEASON  (Background screenings are good for 2 years)  District is 15

**A government issued ID will be required to be uploaded at the time of registration. You can upload a digital image of your ID (driver’s license, passport or non-driver state ID). Please have a jpg, pdf, bmp, gif, tif or png file that is less than 4MB on your computer prior to beginning your registration.**

Step 4:  Complete the SafeSport Courses (no cost).  This is an online training that must be done prior to being allowed on the ice, required annually. New coaches need to take initial training, returning coaches can do refresher course when the system informs you of what you need.

Step 5:  Complete Concussion Certification (no cost).  This part is now State Law! The form and training information can be found in the BAHA coaches registration and below.  Please return all forms to Jim Brau. (Certification is good for 2 years)

Step 6:  Complete the appropriate USA Hockey Age Specific Module ($10) for the level you're coaching. This is an online training program that stays with you as long as you're coaching....(do it once per lifetime, not every year)

Step 7: Attend a CEP Clinic ($55)  for travel teams, you need to attain the next level of certification every season.  Level 1 up to Level 2 and so on up to level 4.
For 2021-2022 due to covid, these may be offered virtually. Please verify the class details and time zone before you register.

BAHA Coach Registration Link (this is for BAHA records and is in addition to USA registration etc.)

Click Blue Bar Below.

Coach Eduction Program Links

Questions? Please contact:

Jim Brau

Executive Director

Phone: 218-851-2244

Brent Potvin

Hockey Director

Phone: 218-820-9939