Youth hockey couldn’t happen without the parents and community volunteers that help with all facets of the game. We have opportunities for volunteer coaches, team managers, score keepers, clock managers and penalty box managers. A great way to help out and build friendships and community that will last a lifetime.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us an email to let us know your experience and how we can reach you to further discuss the opportunities, benefits and training.

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As outlined by USA Hockey, youth coaching and other volunteer positions require a number of certifications depending on your role.

Every volunteer will need their own USA Hockey Number. This ID number is how we track your certifications and must be updated annually. Please visit USA Hockey Memberships to get your number. Make sure you a selecting the correct role and using your legal name during registration. 

The remaining requirements for roles are listed below.

Any further questions, please contact Kraken Youth Hockey Association staff. 

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Jr Kraken Coaches
First four items must be completed before getting on-ice with players.

  • USA Hockey Number
  • SafeSport Certificate
  • USA Hockey Background Screen
  • KCI Background Screen
  • Age-Group Module (only of ages you plan to coach)
  • Valid CEP Certification (by Dec 1st of current season)

Note: If you are a volunteer coach in our Learn to Play program, you only need to complete the first four items.

Team Officials
For team managers, locker room monitors, scorekeepers, penalty box attendants or anyone else with regular contact with players.

  • USA Hockey Number
  • SafeSport Certificate
  • USA Hockey Background Screen
  • KCI Background Screen

Note: It is recommended that game officials also obtain the above credentials.

Interested in Coaching? Fill out our coaches questionnaire and Jr Kraken staff will be in touch about opportunities.

USA Hockey Number

All participants: For any USA-Hockey sanctioned program (including volunteers) must keep this up-to-date annually. 

USA Hockey Membership 


All volunteers: First time certification requires completion of all three modules. Then a refresher course done on an annual basis.

SafeSport Training 

USA Hockey Background Screen

All volunteers: Every 2-years, volunteers must complete the background screen via USA Hockey. No 3rd party screens will be accepted. Allow for 3-10 business days to complete.  

Background Screen

Coaching Education Program

Coaches Only: Must attend appropriate level coaching course and have valid CEP certification by December 1st of current season. 

USA Hockey Coaching Clinics

Age-Specific Module

Coaches Only: Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you plan on coaching. Each module only needs to be completed once and does not expire.

USA Hockey Course Registration

The ADM (American Development Model) offers further coach resources, practice plans and age-specific training information.  

USA Hockey ADM