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Introduction to the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program

Welcome to the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) web site, and thank you for your interest in the Coaching Education Program, one of USA Hockey's educational offerings.

Coaches - you are the reason our program exists.  You have taken on a demanding job.  We want to be a resource for you, to help you do the best job you are able to do.  After all, parents and players have a right to expect that you are doing your best for every player on the team.  Let us help you move them to the next level, whatever that may be.  In the process, you may discover that coaching is something you enjoy, and are good at. 

We believe that coaches are a prime influence in the lives of young people, and that coaching education is a potent force for the betterment of every participant's hockey experience.  Through our programs, you may be able to move to the next level as well!

If you are looking for information on coaching in Michigan, please review the links at the top of this page.  Whether you need to contact someone with a question, or are looking for a clinic, or want to advance your coaching experience, we have the information you need.  Best wishes to all our coaches!


All Michigan coaches should have received an email from USA Hockey on or about November 15, detailing where-to-go for remaining clinics, including Level 4.  Level 1-3 clinics end just prior to December 31.   The final Level 4's are December 1-2 in Grand Rapids and December 8-9 in Livonia.  Don't risk being removed from coaching - if you need to get a clinic done, your time is running out.

Should a coach always wear a helmet?

The unexpected can happen any time.  What do you think would have happened to this coach had he not been wearing his helmet?


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