Requirements and Qualifications




 We have streamlined the system for returning coaches. If you coached last season, follow the link below. 



Coaches with experience and qualifications who would like to be considered for Wild (female) development teams follow the link below.




After you review the coach qualification information below AND you have accessed a Criminal Record Check follow the link below.







Requirements and Qualifications

ALL team officials and volunteers must have their Respect in Sport Activity Leader, Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) and current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Verification handed in to the office prior to any participation with their team. This must be completed before they can be rostered to a team in the Hockey Canada Registry.

Hockey Yukon will reimburse coaches for all certification costs link and email address noted at the bottom of this page.

All Coaches Accounts are in the HCR (Hockey Canada Registry) 3.0

Click here for a step by step guide to setting up your new HRC 3.0 account

Already registered with a HCR account, click here to access it.


Background Checks

All volunteers with WMHA require a valid Criminal Background Check (CRC) and a Vulnerable Sector Verification (VSV).

CRC and VSV must be successfully completed every three (3) years to be a volunteer, coach, official or on-ice official (over 18). Players or referees under 18 years old do not require a CRC or VSV.

  1. Request a letter from WMHA to send to the RCMP - click here to request a letter, making the check free for you.
  2. Fill out the CRC and VSV forms found here.
  3. Email the letter and the CRC and VSV forms to whitehorsefrontdesk@rcmp-grc.gc.cawith 2 pieces of ID. We encourage you to ask the RCMP to mail the results to the WMHA office directly at 4061-4th Ave, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1. If you don’t request the results to be sent directly to WHMA office, when your results comes back to you from the RCMP, please deliver or email a scanned copy to the WMHA office


Mandatory Training

Required for ALL Team Officials (Coaches, Managers, On-ice Volunteers)

In addition to the above at least one person from each team requires:

  • Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP) The HCSP training program provides participants with information they need to promote and implement improved safety, risk management and injury-prevention practices in hockey. Hockey Canada has adopted the safety program as a mandatory program to show its commitment to improving the safety and enjoyment of the game. This program must be successfully completed every three (3) years to be a team's safety person, even if the individual is a medical professional. Every team must have one safety person. Reimbursement from Hockey Yukon.

All Head and Assistant Coaches require the above PLUS:

  • Coaching Clinics (for Head and Assistant Coaches) Reimbursed by Hockey Yukon

Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches

All teams must identify a Head Coach, this will be the coach with the most qualifications if you are working in a coach pairing or with a coaching group.

Coach qualifications are dictated by Hockey Canada, thru BC Hockey see the requirements chart here.

If you do not know what certifications you currently have, please check your HCR Account click here.

After you have completed  any coaching certification, click here for the reimburesment form. Completed forms can be sent to Hockey Yukon at for reimbursement.

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