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Certification Updates

Please be advised of the following information regarding certifications for Team Officials & Referees in the OMHA:

  • Individuals completing Certification Clinics will be issued cards indicating Name, Program Certification, Level of Certification, and Expiry Date, on-site the day of their Clinic. There will be no Certification Number issued.
  • When teams are being rostered, the key element is that the participant holds the appropriate OMHA certification and that the expiry date is valid.
  • Please make sure all bench staff has the proper certification or is enrolled in the correct clinic your rosters will not be approved unless this is done. If you require assistance with this please contact our Registrar at [email protected]

Select this link for more information on Coaching Certifications

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Comprehensive Coach Resource Page
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Hockey Canada Drill Hub
A handy guide from Hockey Canada 

Goaltender's Resources
Too often we find our Goaltenders do not get the attention in practices that they require, so it's nice to have some drills specifically for them!

Additional Resources:
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Hockey Baseball
Divide your players into 2 teams of 5 players each.
One team lines up behind the goal (Blue Team), and the other team is positioned inside the blue line (Red Team), see diagram below:


On your whistle, the first player behind the goal line (on the "Blue Team" in the diagram above), passes to any player they like on the Red Team. The Red Team must pass the puck to each player before the team shoots. Immediately after passing the puck to the Red Team, the first player on the Blue Team must skate outside the blue line, around 2 cones, and back to the goal line

in the opposite corner. If the Blue player reaches the goal line before a goal is scored by the red team, it counts as a "run". If a goal is scored before the blue player reaches the goal line, the player is "out". After 3 outs, the teams switch roles (I recommend a max of 5 runs per inning). If you want to add more of a challenge, add a goalie to the mix or require a blue player to skate backwards after passing the second cone.

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