GET INVOLVED

WCAHA is an all-volunteer organization that seeks to deliver high quality youth hockey experiences for the kids in our community.  We are always looking for new volunteers, both parents and non parents alike. 

To inquire about volunteer positions email: board@whatcomhockey.com

Role Application Deadline Contact
Head Coach May 15 coaching@whatcomhockey.com
Assistant Coach June 30 coaching@whatcomhockey.com
Student Coach June 30 coaching@whatcomhockey.com
Team Managers September 1 risk@whatcomhockey.com
Safety September 1 risk@whatcomhockey.com
Room Monitors Season Start head coach
Board Members Ongoing board@whatcomhockey.com
Try Hockey Helpers Ongoing tryhockey@whatcomhockey.com

Volunteers

All adult (18+) volunteers who are in regular contact with kids must complete the following requirements.  This includes Off-Ice Volunteers such as Managers, Safety, Locker Room Monitors:

  • Register with USA Hockey
  • Submit a background check
  • Complete SafeSport.
  • Additional coaching requirements (see below)
Managers / Safety additional requirements:
  • USA Hockey Registration – choose Ice Manager/Volunteer.  (no fee)
  • BC Hockey Concussion Awareness (CATT
  • Respect in Sports (BC Hockey version of Safesport)
  • If Manager or Safety of PCAHA Team – you need to get a BC Hockey Number (one time only)
    • Email Carol McGregor cmcgregor@pcaha.ca at PCAHA the following information:
      • -Name as it appears on your drivers license
      • -address
      • -telephone number
      • -birthdate
  • Safety Only:  BC Safety Course HCSP (online)

Coaching

Student Coaches:

Coaches: (Practice Only, Assistant and Head)

Requirements: USA Hockey Registration, Background Check, SafeSport Training, USA Hockey Coaching Education Clinic, USA Hockey Age Specfic Module, BC Hockey Concussion Awareness (CATT).

  • USA Hockey Registration choose Player/Coach
  • Complete coaching application
  • Complete the CEP and ASM modules(1) specific to your age group (Every year, training Sept - Dec of each season, reimbursable)

If you are going to be an Assistant or Head coach of a PCAHA League Team you need to complete the following in addition:

  • BC Hockey Registration
  • Respect In Sport
  • BC Hockey Coach 2 - Coach Level
  • BC Hockey Concussion Awareness (CATT)
  • To Register for PCAHA Team – you need to get a BC Hockey Number (one time only)
    • Email Carol McGregor cmcgregor@pcaha.bc.ca at PCAHA the following information:
      • Name as it appears on your drivers license
      • address
      • telephone number
      • birthdate
  • Complete the BC Hockey Hybrid clinic modules (Sept - Nov of each season, reimbursable)

Submit all documents to the email:
coaching@whatcomhockey.com.  

 

Adult volunteers, please complete and submit a reimbursement request along with copies of receipts once all training is complete to:

finance@whatcomhockey.com and coaching@whatcomhockey.com

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PO Box 28938
Bellingham, Washington 98228

(415) 275-0616