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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.

Step 1:  USA Hockey Registration   CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register as a coach.  You will need the confirmation number in Step 2.  

Step 2:  BAHA Coach Registration   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.

BAHA Coach Registration Link

Click Blue Bar Below.

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 3: MN Hockey Background Screening    Click on this link for the MN 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 - ONLY IF YOU COMPLETED A BACKGROUND SCREENING WITH MINNESOTA HOCKEY FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON  (Background screenings are good for 2 years)  District is 15

Step 4:  Complete the SafeSport Courses.  This is an online training that must be done prior to being allowed on the ice, required annually. 

Step 5:  Complete Concussion Certification.  This part is now State Law! The form and training information can be found in the BAHA coaches registration.  Please return all forms to Jim Brau. (Certification is good for 2 years)

Step 6:  Complete the appropriate USA Hockey Age Specific Module 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  for travel teams, you need to attain the next level of certification every season.  Level 1 up to Level 2 and so on.  Once you obtain a Level 3, it is good for two seasons.  After that, Level 3 recertifications are done online and good for two additional seasons, and you can do Level 3 recertification twice until you have to obtain your Level 4.
For 2020-2021 due to covid, these may be offered virtually. Please verify the class details before you register.

Coach Eduction Program Links

Questions? Please contact:

Jim Brau

Executive Director

Phone: 218-851-2244

Brent Potvin

Hockey Director

Phone: 218-820-9939

SafeSport Information


Requirements for Coaches

All coaches are required to complete the SafeSport Training. The SafeSport Training is valid for 1 season.  USA Hockey requires that coaches complete SafeSport training prior to being added to a roster and allowed on the ice.

Specialty coaches (e.g. goalie coaches, power skating coaches, etc.) are required to take SafeSport Training and be screened, even if not on a roster, if they have regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over youth participants.

How to Take the Training

The SafeSport Training is available to take right now so your program, coaches and other volunteers can get a head start on the season. The training is available at no cost. The training was produced by the United States Olympic Committee and is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete, however, not all training needs to be completed in one session. You will need your USA Hockey Member Confirmation Number, which can be obtained at (under Member Options, click on ‘Request Duplicate Registration Confirmation’).

If an employee or volunteer ONLY,  in your program is not currently a USA Hockey Member, they can obtain a Member Number to take the training, by registering with USA Hockey at no cost in the Ice Managers/Volunteers category.

Information on how to register and access the SafeSport Training can be found on our website at // Also, please be sure to select the USA Hockey SafeSport course as there are multiple courses available. The website also has links if you have questions about the training or on registering for the training.

We strongly encourage all of your coaches and volunteers to complete the SafeSport Training as soon as possible in order to meet their requirements for this season. Thank you for your diligence in helping make our sport as safe as possible!

More information on the USA Hockey SafeSport Program can be found at

Sincerely yours,


Ron DeGregorio
President, USA Hockey

Dave Ogrean
Executive Director, USA Hockey