The Heartland Dragons Hockey Association will be following Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) requirements for coaches. The outlined requirements will be for all coaches (house league, Gold & A) who wish to be rostered to a team. Previously trained coaches may already have many of these requirements.

To view the requirements and register for courses click HERE

Note:  Registration for clinics and to check qualifications is to be done through the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR 3.0).

New Vulnerable Sector Check Process STARTING APRIL 1, 2024
Please ensure you are completing the below link if you are a returning or new Coach, Bench staff or volunteering with a team.  Link:
Here is the link to the portal: OHF Screening Submission Portal | ONTARIO HOCKEY FEDERATION (

Additional Links that you may need through out the process.

Criminal Offense Declaration link: ohf-screening-declaration-form.pdf

Letter needed when submitting a VSS with police (needed if fingerprints required): ohf-letter-requesting-vulnerable-sector-check.pdf

What additional training does one need to become a coach within the MHL?

All managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, and trainers, are required to complete a harassment and abuse certification course by taking the Speak Out course or the Respect in Sport (activity leader) online course and the OHF Transgender Inclusiveness Training for Team Officials.

Gender Identity and Expression course For Team Officials

The Ontario Hockey Federation provides online training for team officials to support inclusive hockey in Ontario and understanding discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.

To register or for more information click HERE

Respect in Sport – Activity Leader (Speak Out)

The Respect in Sport online program is recognized as an equivalent to the Speak Out/Prevention Services training. This course is not the same as the Respect in Sport – Parent program.

Your registration and completion of the Respect in Sport program via our website will automatically update to your record in the Hockey Canada Registry.

Click HERE to register for the Respect in Sport – Activity Leader online course.