Coach and Manager Resources
Coach and Manager Resources
EGHA is working to create further coach supports for this page, such as player skills assessments and resources on coaching at certain age groups. Please watch this section for updates.
Coach Resources for Player Safety
- Player Injury Log - It is recommended that coaches use this log to keep a record of player injuries throughout the season.
- Player Down - Next Steps - An excellent resource to ensure you know what steps to take when you have a player down.
For further information about Player Safety, refer to Player Safety or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliation and Substitute Goaltender forms
- Player Affiliation Form - This form is used for player affiliation in community hockey. Affiliation forms must be submitted and approved by November 15. Players may not play as an affiliate without these forms being submitted. Please submit to email@example.com and copy your category director.
- Elite Player Affiliation Form - This form is used for player affiliation for elite hockey. EGHA teams may use this form if we have a player affiliating to EFAC Pandas (for example), or if one of the EFAC players are affiliating to EGHA.
- Junior Affiliation Form - This form is used for players affiliating to junior teams.
- Substitute Goaltender Form - There may be circumstances when a team's goaltender may not be available, and the team does not have an affiliate goaltender available either. In these cases, we can use the substitute goaltender process. Goalies can sub in for a team at the same level of hockey or a higher category/division of hockey. Approval is required for all goaltenders to be substitutes. Once approved, a substitute goalie must be marked as SUB on the official gamesheet.
If you are unsure of this process, please check in with your category director or the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Coach Resources
Hockey Edmonton Information on Game Sheet Management
Gamesheet management is a new process this season. Please refer to RAMP Resources and Electronic Gamesheets for more information.
Good of the Game Resources and Game Conduct
Tournament are an important part of the season. They are often where teams do their greatest amount of bonding.
Tournaments are available across the province and sometimes interprovincially (think Saskatchewan and British Columbia).
Hockey Alberta sanctioned tournaments are listed on their website. You can also check websites of minor hockey associations to find tournaments.
EFHL has created the below resources to assist managers and coaches throughout the season
EFHL hosted a Coach and Manager meeting on September 27 for U9, U11 and U13. A meeting will also be hosted on October 4 for U15 and U18.
Permits are required for all teams whenever participating in a tournament. Details on how to request a permit are in the managers manual. Please ensure you are submitting these requests with as much advance notice as possible.
If your team has regular season games scheduled the weekend of a tournament, all games must be rescheduled before you apply for the permit to attend the tournament.
Exhibition games also require a permit. One team only needs to apply for this permit - the team that is the home team would take on this task.
Game Change Requests
Game change requests can be challenging at times. Please reach out to your category director if you need assistance with this process. To reschedule a game, the below must be considered:
- the easiest option is to swap games, and this is the first approach you should take. All teams involved in a swap must agree to the swap before submitting the game change request.
- it is easiest to find a game where you can swap out one team with another. But if you are not able to do that, you can also swap a whole game with two other teams if all teams agree to this
- note that if you are swapping games, that you need to ensure you are swapping with teams that have the same ice lengths as you. Example, U18A should attempt to swap with other U18A teams as their ice times are 2.25 hours instead of 1.5 hours in length
- if game swaps are not possible, the team requesting the game swap is responsible to find a new ice slot to reschedule the original game. You should opt to find three options to present to the other team. The other team needs to agree to the rescheduled ice slot.
- the team requesting the game change will pay for this ice
- the original game slot must still be used. Ideally, the other team will be able to use this ice as an exhibition game, as referees are already scheduled. The team requesting the change will pay for the referees for this ice slot, and assist the other team in finding an opponent for an exhibition game (note, exhibition games do require a permit)
- if an opponent cannot be found for an exhibition game, the ice can be used as a practice. Expect to still pay the referees if there is not enough time to have the referees cancelled.
All game change requests must be submitted in RAMP. Please refer to the Manager's manual for information on how to do this. If you are unsure, always check in with your category director.
Updated October 4, 2022