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 in a Bench Staff (Coach, Assistant Coach, Trainer) or Team Manager position must register through their Spordle Account. There is no fee. You can access the registration store through this direct link: 2023-2024 Season Volunteer Registration or by navigating to the store after logging into your Spordle Account.
If you do not have a Spordle account and you are interested in volunteering, please contact the MDHA Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Individuals interested in an Executive Board Member position are invited to contact the MDHA president with their interest (email@example.com)
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 the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) Policies
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
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 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
|U10, U11||VSC||Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out)||Gender Identity & Expression||On-line Pre-Req Coach 1/2||Coach 2||HTCP-1|
|U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18||VSC||Respect in Sport-Activity Leader (Speak Out)||Gender Identity & Expression||Development 1||HTCP-2 (= HTCP Level 1 + Standard First Aid or Higher)|