House League Coaching Application

Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail from the association upon receipt of the application. If you do not receive confirmation in 7 business days, please send an e-mail to

    This form is to be used only for House League Head Coach applications. Please complete all (* required) sections of this form and electronically sign.

    Assistant Coach, Manager or Trainer volunteers are selected by the Head Coach.

    Please note Hockey Canada has recently changed the Age-Division Names Hockey Canada Announces Change to Age-Division Names which are now being used in the application form.

    A. Personnel Information:



    If " No", NOTE: no one will be allowed to participate as a volunteer if they have submitted a completed police check form. Police check forms can be found in the Presidents mail slot at Meadowvale Four Rinks.

    If you are not an existing Meadowvale Head Coach, please provide two references.
    Current Head Coaches of MMHA do not have to submit references.

    B. Division (age) you wish to apply to be Head Coach of:


    If you will be coaching your own child (or a spouse or relative’s child), please note: It is recommended that you choose to coach at a level where your child will be among the top 50% of players on the team. This tends to maximize the experience for the child, and minimize the discontent that often surfaces when the child of the coach is near the bottom of the team’s skill pool. It is the MMHA’s policy to place the most qualified coaches available with the highest level teams.


    RED must have one Team Official qualified in the Hockey Canada Training Program (HTCP). To cover those situations where a Team's Trainer is new to the MHL, the effective date for such certification will be the day following the date of the Final Convening Meeting in each Season. (i.e.: The first Monday of November). It is strongly recommended that all other teams have a certified Trainer registered to the team staff. You may indicate your desired trainer in this application. However, evaluations are player skill based and as such this does not guarantee that the individual listed on this application will be part of this team./p>

    Note that the Head Coach and Trainer cannot be the same person. Also an Arena pass will not be granted to a Trainer without a valid HTCP number.



    1) This application does not register any individuals into the Hockey Canada Registration system. This is strictly an application to coach a Meadowvale Minor Hockey team. Separate registrations will be required for all participants including coaches and staff. Registration will be available during open registration.

    2) All Team Officials must be certified in the Hockey Canada Harassment & Abuse ("Speak Out") Program. New Team Officials have until Dec 1 of each season to get certification.

    C. Training

    Every volunteer involved with an MMHA Team requires;

    - Speak Out or Respect in Sport certification
    - Current Police Check (with Vulnerable Sector Search) on file with the MHL

    The MMHA and MHL require that all Head Coaches have Hockey Canada Coach Certification (Coach Stream). The certification requirements depend on the age of the team.

    Certification obtained outside the GTHL may require additional training or credential conversion.



    For information about certification requirements, refer to the MHL website (

    D. Experience

    E. Coaches' Responsibility Agreement

    All Coaches must conduct themselves in a professional and upstanding manner not unbecoming that of a Minor Hockey Official.

    Coaches are responsible for complete oversight and operation of the team, be aware of the rules governing the MHL as laid out by the MHL Year Book and the policies and procedures enforced by the MMHA.

    Coaches MUST not be one of the minimum three signing authorities for the team bank account.

    All team fund raising events are subject to budget acceptance by the individual team.

    It is the Head Coach’s responsibility to ensure the submission of a Team Budget, Mid Year and a Year End Financial Statement if any external activities are planned. The Team’s initial Budget must be forwarded to all team members, the Hawks Director and the VP of Operations by October 15th. An updated interim budget must be submitted to all team members and the previously mentioned board members by December 15th. The team’s Year End Financial Statement must be forwarded to all team members and the previously mentioned board members no later than four weeks from the team’s last event, no later than April 15. Failure to comply will be the loss of coaching privileges.

    Arena Passes are the property of the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association and the Mississauga Hockey League and may be revoked at any time for behaviour deemed inappropriate.

    Coaches MUST read the year appropriate MHL Year Book and to make every effort to understand its contents. Year over year changes are highlighted in the text. This can be found on the MHL Website ( under “About MHL”, “Rules and Regulations”. Questions are encouraged and should be directed to your particular MMHA Executive.

    The Mississauga Hockey League and the MMHA require that all players be given equitable playing opportunity and ice time. All members of a team’s coaching staff must adhere to this fundamental principle and abide by all of the regulations stipulated in the MMHA Constitution and By-Laws.

    Choice of Coaches

    The MMHA’s purpose is to provide an environment that allows each player to develop to his or her fullest potential. Coach selection is critical to this goal. Coaches are chosen by the MMHA Coach Selection Committee based on a number of factors including experience, training, certification, player needs, parent evaluations, attitude, enthusiasm, dedication, history, and MMHA needs.

    You may be asked to attend an interview as part of this application.