Volunteer Information + Police Clearances (BLOMHA)

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Welcome and Thank you Volunteers!

How to Apply

  •  All volunteers must be at least 14-years-old.
  •  All team volunteers must be at least 18-years-old.
  •  All team volunteers require certifications. If the required certifications are incomplete or if any have expired, you will be advised once a team position has been offered. 
  •  Application forms for team volunteer positions are available online under the Coaches/Volunteers drop menu.

Following below is information regarding team and other volunteer opportunities. For any other inquiries please contact [email protected].

Certification and Course Fees

BLOMHA will reimburse volunteers for required course fees upon submission of receipts. We will cover one half of the fees the first year and if you volunteer the following season you may apply to be reimbursed for the other half.

Certification Refund Request


Police Clearances

All team volunteers must present a valid Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) prior to participating with a team. There are three levels of police record checks. BLOMHA requires a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) which is specifically for seeking employment and, in the case of BLOMHA, for volunteering with children.

A vulnerable sector check is valid for three (3) hockey seasons. 
If you have a VSC dated 2019 or prior, a new one is required for the 2022-2023 season.

Halton Regional Police Service for VSC application online


Team Volunteer Opportunities

Head Coach

All Head Coaches must have and/or complete the following certifications and courses. Minimum National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certifications and courses required and mandated by Hockey Canada:

House League + House League Select

  • U6, U7, U8 Initiation Programs + U9: Coach 1 - Intro to Coach certification

  • U10 through U19 Divisions: Coach 2 - Coach Level certification

REP MD

  • U8 + U9 Divisions: Coach 1 - Intro to Coach certification

  • U10 + U11 Divisions: Coach 2 - Coach Level certification

  • U12 to U18 Divisions: Development 1 Trained

Other Mandatory Courses for House League, House League Select + REP MD 

  • Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders (not the same as RIS for Parents)

  • Gender Identity + Expression Course (free online course)

Main Responsibilities

  • The Head Coach must attend meetings as set by BLOMHA, and is accountable for all team activities and management of team officials. Coaches must be familiar with the Constitutions and By-Laws, Regulations and Policies of BLOMHA, ALLIANCE Hockey and the Ontario Hockey Federation.


Assistant Coach 

All Assistant Coaches must have and/or complete the following certifications and courses. Minimum National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certifications and courses required and mandated by Hockey Canada:

House League + House League Select

  • U6, U7, U8 Initiation Programs + U9: Coach 1 - Intro to Coach certification is strictly optional

  • U10 through U19 Divisions: Coach 2 - Coach Level certification is strictly optional

REP MD

  • U8 + U9 Divisions: Coach 1 - Intro to Coach certification

  • U10 through U8 Divisions: Coach 2 - Coach Level certification

Other Mandatory Courses for House League, House League Select + REP MD 

  • Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders (not the same as RIS for Parents)

  • Gender Identity + Expression Course (free online course)

Main Responsibilities

  • Assistant Coaches must attend meetings if Head Coach unavailable, be familiar with the Constitutions and By-Laws, Regulations and Policies of BLOMHA, ALLIANCE Hockey and the Ontario Hockey Federation, and assist with all team on-ice and off-ice activities.


Trainer

All teams from U9 to U18 Divisions MUST have a certified and rostered team trainer.


Trainers must have a valid Hockey Trainers Certification Program (HTCP) Level 1 course. Certification is valid for a period of three (3) hockey seasons from the date of completion. The universal expiration date for Level 1 certification is August 31. For example, if you completed the course in 2020 the date of expiration will be August 31, 2023.

Please visit the Hockey Trainers Ontario website to sign up for the course, take advantage of their resources and view their FAQs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Trainers must attend meetings as set by BLOMHA, and be familiar with the Constitutions and By-Laws, Regulations and Policies of BLOMHA, ALLIANCE Hockey and the Ontario Hockey Federation.

  • Check players' equipment periodically to ensure that it is in proper condition and fits well.

  • Maintain current medical forms for each player.

  • Manage and report all on-ice injuries.

  • Have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in the event of an injury.

  • Monitor and handle water bottles on the bench.

  • Maintain an adequate first aid kit. 


Team Manager: REP MD & House League Select Hockey

Team managers provide administrative support to the Head Coach and bench staff, and is a rostered member of the team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Team Managers must attend meetings as set by BLOMHA, and be familiar with the Constitutions and By-Laws, Regulations and Policies of BLOMHA, ALLIANCE Hockey and the Ontario Hockey Federation.

  • Discuss with Head Coach their philosophy for managing the team, how it fits with BLOMHA's REP Regulations and how best to relate this philosophy to the parents and players.
  • Assist with tournament entry requirements for the team.

  • Assist with the collection and management of monies for various team activities and the submission of financial statements to BLOMHA.

  • Assist with the dissemination of any team information, i.e., schedule changes, drink lists, picture day, etc.


Other Volunteer Opportunities

BLOMHA Tournaments

Assist with daily operations at a BLOMHA Tournament; community activity guide, monitor raffles/auctions, award ceremonies and more.

Skills Training

BLOMHA hosts multiple development training sessions throughout the season, this includes learn-to-skate programs, power skating, stickhandling, and more.

Tryout Season

During tryout season this volunteer monitors and records player registration at the arena.