Want to be a volunteer? Requirements & Registration

Volunteers are needed both on and off the ice. Volunteers make up team staff (coaches, managers, trainers, etc.) as well as the MDHA executive (convenors, treasurer, secretary, etc.).

Individuals interested a Bench Staff or Team Manager position must register through their HCR/Spordle Account. There is no fee. Please Log in to your account and click on "Register" in the Metcalfe & District HA tile (under My Organizations). This will take you to the MDHA official Spordle page where you will select "Register Now" and proceed to the 2022-2023 Season Volunteer on-line store to complete your registration.

If you do not have an HCR/Spordle account and you are interested in volunteering, please contact the MDHA Registrar (registrar@metcalfejets.ca)

Individuals interested in an Executive Board Member position are invited to contact the MDHA president with their interest (president@metcalfejets.ca)

NOTE: all volunteers will be required to have or obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). Dependent on the volunteer position additional courses may be required. Course and VSC fees are re-imbursed.

The chart below can be used as a quick reference for volunteer requirements at the various positions. Please note that for Bench and On-Ice Staff the certification requirements are provided in detail in Section 6.25 of theĀ  Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) Policies

House League:

U7 VSC Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out) Gender Identity & Expression On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2 Coach 1 HTCP-1 (Trainer-1)
Head Coach Y Y Y Y Y
Assistant Coach Y Y Y Y Y
On-Ice Helper4 Y Y
Manager Y Y
Trainer Y Y Y Y
U9 VSC Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out) Gender Identity & Expression On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2 Coach 1 HTCP-1 (Trainer-1)
Head Coach Y Y Y Y Y1
Assistant Coach Y Y Y Y Y1
Manager Y Y
Trainer Y Y Y Y
U11, U13, U15, U18, U21 VSC Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out) Gender Identity & Expression On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2 Coach 2 HTCP-1 (Trainer-1)
Head Coach Y Y Y Y Y3
Assistant Coach Y Y Y Y Y2,3
Manager Y Y
Trainer Y Y Y Y

1 U9 coaches that were trained prior to the 2017/2018 season who have obtained Coach 2 status do not have to complete Coach 1
2 only required for participation with teams outside their House League or League (exhibition or tournament play) OR if the Head Coach was not available.
3 U13 or higher who were previously qualified with Development 1 of High Performance 1 can coach with this and do not require Coach 2.
4 U7 program on-ice volunteers are coach/assistant coach aides and are not to be involved in coaching/teaching/instructing in any manner. Their role is to assist the coaches with player and equipment movement and other related duties

Competitive:

B/A/AA COMPETITIVE
U10, U11 VSC Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out) Gender Identity & Expression On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2 Coach 2 HTCP-1
Head Coach Y Y Y Y Y
Assistant Coach Y Y Y Y Y
Manager Y Y
Trainer Y Y Y Y
U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18 VSC Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out) Gender Identity & Expression DevelopmentĀ  1 HTCP-2 (= HTCP Level 1 + Standard First Aid or Higher)
Head Coach Y Y Y Y
Assistant Coach Y Y Y Y
Manager Y Y
Trainer Y Y Y Y