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Information for Coaches

Coaches Application

If you are interested in coaching in the Bulldog Hockey Association please fill out a coaches application and email it to the Hockey Operations Committee at hoc@bulldoghockey.org or mail to:

Hockey Operations, c/o Bulldog Hockey Association
PO Box 157
St. Peter, MN 56082

NOTE: If you are not able to open the word document below please use the PDF. Both applications are the same, just different types of file formats.

Bulldog Hockey Student Coach Guidelines

  • Student Coaches must be registered as players at the level above where they are coaching (i.e., Squirts can coach with Mites, PeeWee can coach with Squirts; Squirt A can not coach Squirt C).
  • The USA Hockey Student Coach form must be filled out properly and submitted to the head coach for each Student Coach on the ice. See form above.
  • Student Coaches are to be used at the discretion of the Head Coach at each level. If a Student Coach is not being a productive member of the coaching staff they should not be used. The expectation of Student Coaches is the same as with any other coach. All coaches should be focused on practice and helping the players improve their skills.
  • In the case where there are more Student Coaches than needed at a given level a rotation should be used to ensure that all are given a chance to contribute.

NOTE: The association's guidelines vary some from the USA Hockey regulations.

Student Coaches can be a great asset as a role model, drill demonstrator, and effective coaching assistant. This relationship can be rewarding for all involved.

Steps to become a USA Hockey Coach

USA Hockey Coaching FAQs. Information on Coaching Clinics, Age-Specific Modules, Rules and Requirements, etc.

Bulldog Coaches Submit USA Hockey Confirmation Number Here

After registering with USA Hockey for coaching, submit your USA Hockey number via this form to the association.


Background Checks

Electronic Screening Form (All MNH Positions)

Minnesota Hockey requires background checks for all members - District 9 Board Members, Coaches, Managers, Association Board Members and Association Representatives. Please use the link to access the Minnesota Screening form and process. Coaches need their USA Hockey Registration Number to complete the form. Follow the directions, it will take less than 2 minutes.


USA Hockey Coaching Materials

A quick guide to materials (practice plans, goaltending practice plans, skills development, small area games, videos, etc.) all coaches can use this season.

Minnesota Hockey Player & Coaching Development Videos

Watch a variety of great videos about coaching different age levels, drills, etc. These videos are great resources for coaches and players of all levels.


Concussion Management/Training

CDC - Heads Up Online Training Course

Center of Disease Control (CDC) online concussion training course and information sheets.




This area of the website is designed for general information for coaches.  Please let Juli Sowder know if there are items you would like added to this page.