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Become A Bend Rapids Coach

Interested in coaching?  Great!  We are always looking for coaches to help our players learn the great game of hockey!  This page will provide you with information on the coaches application process and steps needed to become a coach.


Fill out the online Coaches Application at the link below.  Submitted applications will be delivered to the Coaching Director who leads the evaluation process along with the Coaching Committee.   

Questions? Contact the Coaching Director:


All steps below must be complete by the deadline.  Deadlines are not negotiable.  BRYHC is governed by Oregon Hockey and USA Hockey which dictate the deadlines. 

You MUST ensure that you have everything completed on time or you will not be allowed to step on the ice. 

1. Complete the online Coaching Application (blue button above if open)

  • Required every year.
  • Deadline: May 1 for Head or Assistant Coaching Positions. No deadline for practice coaches, but preferably we want to hear from you no later than late Summer/early Fall. 

2. USA Hockey Membership

  • Required every year.
  • Deadline: Prior to first team practice

3. USA Hockey CEP Level training

  • Must be completed each season, depending on your certification level.
  • Register for a CEP class here:
  • Deadline: Dec 31 for USA Hockey, but Rapids preferred deadline is prior to first team practice.

4. USA Hockey CEP Online Age-Specific Module

  • Every coach also needs to complete the age-specific online module for the age they wish to coach.
  • Register for age-specific modules here:
  • Deadline: Prior to first team practice

5. SafeSport training 

  • Every volunteer, including coaches, must complete SafeSport training annually. 
  • USA Hockey confirmation number is required. 
  • Complete your SafeSport training here:
  • Deadline: Prior to first team practice.

6. USA Hockey background check