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Coach Selection and Qualification

If you are interested in coaching or convening (assistants included) there are a few requirements which must be in place by the first game of the season.

Police Check

All coaches in the GTHL, NYHL and Houseleague require a police background check including the vulnerable sector screening. (VSS).  Please contact Chris Thompson at for details. 

Gender Identify Course + Pre-Season/Start of Season Chat with the team about it. 

This is a free online course, and we've included details about it. Click HERE

Respect In Sport - Online Leadership

This is a $30 online course that will be re-imbursed by NTHA.  Click HERE.



Speak Out!   Harassment and Abuse Seminar

Also known as Respect in Sport, a Certificate will be granted upon completion. These seminars can be attended at various locations throughout the summer or online. Please visit Hockey Canada or the GTHL website for more information

Once the requirements have been met, an NT coach’s jacket will be given to you – it is a requirement to wear it on the bench each and every time you coach in order to identify yourself as a qualified individual to be on the bench. Convenors will also be receiving a jacket that should always be worn "on duty" to better identify yourself to parents and players.

Please note:  Balanced Line Matching will be used in Minor Novice and Novice to ensure fair and equitable play that will result in a much more positive experience for all our kids.

Do you have any further questions about coaching House League? if so, please CLICK HERE

Coaches Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct


The commitment made by parents, players and coaches to participate in the long and demanding hockey season is significant. To make the season fun, safe and positive, all players and parents/guardians must agree to the following Rules of Conduct as well as to any rules of conduct imposed by coaches at the team level. The North Toronto Hockey Association and its Board recognizes the authority of coaches to discipline player(s) whose behavior is deemed detrimental to him/ herself, fellow teammates, opponents, coaches, or the reputation and integrity of the West Hill Minor Hockey Association program. In fact, the North Toronto Hockey Association Board encourages coaches to institute rules for their respective team so as to allow our program to run for the betterment of all of our players. While we hope it will not be necessary, a disciplinary committee of the Board will hear all complaints involving suspensions or for potential expulsions from the program and will act in accordance with the North Toronto Hockey Grievance Policy.


Coach’s Code of Ethics

  1. I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
  2. I will teach my players to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials and opponents.
  3. I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  4. I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players and forbid mal-equipped players on the ice.
  5. I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.
  6. I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
  7. I will be knowledgeable in the rules of the sport and I will teach these rules to my players.
  8. I will be prepared and organized for all practices and games.
  9. I will teach mutual respect between coaches and players.
  10. I will remember that I am a youth sports coach and that the game is for children, not adults.

Coach Requirements

All Select team staff members must successfully complete the following requirements. (Links and details found under the "Resources" tab.)

1. Respect In Sport Online Course (In addition to the required Parent RIS Course)
2. Police Background Check
3. NYHL Online Test
4. Each team requires at least one person on the bench to have a valid Trainer Certification (HTCP Level 1) in addition to all the above.