Student Coaching

If you are interested in becoming a student coach with St Francis Youth Hockey, please follow the instructions below.

Student Coach Requirements

  • Must be between the ages of 13 - 17 years old.
  • Only able to student coach at a level below their current playing level (ex. Bantam/15U player can student coach at a Peewee/12U level and below).

Register as a SFYHA Student Coach

Registration to become a SFYHA Student Coach is a 3-step process, as outlined below. Student coaches will not be allowed on the ice until all three of these requirements are met in its entirety and rostered to a team.

  1. Register as a member of USA Hockey.
  2. If you are registered as a player for the current season, you do not need to re-register with USA Hockey
  3. Complete the SFYHA Coach Registration.
  4. You must register with USA Hockey before completing the SFYHA Coach Registration.
  5. Complete the SFYHA Student Coach form below and return to the SFYHA Registrar. (this form stays on file with SFYHA) 

SFYHA Student Coaches must adhere to the following:

  1. Always be under the direct supervision of a rostered coach during all practices, clinics, try-outs, and in the locker room.
  2. May assist at on-ice practices and dryland.
  3. Will not participate as a player in scrimmages or games.
  4. Will not act as a head coach or an assistant coach during practices or games.
  5. May be on the bench during games with an adult. The student coach will count as one of the maximum of four Team Officials allowed on the bench.
  6. Must wear a helmet with full face shield, gloves, and skates while on the ice. Must wear helmet during games while on the bench.
  7. Will need to complete SafeSport training if turning 18 during the year in which they are coaching.
  8. Upon reaching the age of 18, the student coach must comply with the USA Hockey Screening Program and meet the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program requirements which will qualify him/her to act as an assistant or head coach.
  9. Must comply with all USA Hockey, MN Hockey, D10 and SFYHA policies.

Questions? Contact

Andy Coy

Hockey Director

Clay Dehaan


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