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Coaching Compliance

Coach / Manager Requirements and Compliance

Coaches and Business Managers will be required to obtain the following information to be allowed to participate as a coach or manager on a SHAHA Team.


The following applies to ALL coaches and business managers:

  1.  USAH Registration - $46 Coaches (Free for Managers and Volunteers)

Deadline - August 1


  1.  MidAm Screening - $30 Coaches, Managers, and Volunteers

Deadline - August 1


  1.  SafeSport - Free Coaches, Managers and Volunteers

Deadline - August 1


  1.  Pennsylvania Clearances - Due every 5 years

              Deadline - August 1


Criminal Background Check


On that main page, click on the link under Online Request.  Click on the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) Website.  On the new page, click the Yellow button New Record Check (Volunteers only).  Follow the online instructions from there.  Submit completed record check

Child Abuse Clearance


Click Create Individual Account if you are new to the site and follow the steps.  When logged in, click Access My Clearances.  Click Continue on the next screen.  At the top, click Create Clearance Application.  When you begin, select the first bubble for Application Purpose (Volunteer having contact with Children).  Complete the application and you will not be charged at the end. Submit completed record check


If you have lived in the state of PA 10 years or more, they can sign the Act 153 form here.  Submit completed form

ONLY IF  you have NOT lived in the state of PA for more than 10 consecutive years: The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is utilizing IdentoGO to process fingerprint-based FBI criminal background checks.  The fingerprint background check is a multiple step process.  For more information and to begin the registration process, please go here.   Submit completed record check

The following applies to coaches only:

Coaching Age Specific Module - $10 (Coaches only)

Deadline - August 1

Instructions - Register for the module listed for the age levels that you are coaching and complete them.  If you have a co-ed team, your coach must take the girls’ module.  Please keep in mind that these are a minimum of 3 hours of online videos and tests.


Coaching Clinic Level(CEP) - $55 (Coaches only)

Deadline 12/31/2022


Register for a clinic if you need Level 1, 2, 3, or 4.  Space and sessions are limited for clinics, so do not delay.

You will not be permitted to step on the ice or coach on the bench starting on January 1, 2023 and for the remainder of the season if your CEP expires.   It is ultimately YOUR responsibility to maintain your credentials.

New coaches will have to complete the Level 1 class ASAP but no later than 12/31/22.

Mite (8 and under) coaches may remain at their current level (even if it is expired) until they begin to coach 10U and above.


Please contact Lindsay Riether with questions.