2020-2021 Coaches Registration is OPEN.
All MAHA coaches need to complete the registration above. The session will collect some basic contact information and verify that you have completed the MN Hockey background screening. To register, you will need your USA Hockey confirmation number.
The Mankato Area Hockey Association is looking for hockey coaches. Options are available for in-house or travel. Ages range from 4 years old to 14 years old. Positions are open for head coaches or assistant coaches. Depending on age level there are 3-5 practices/games per week, practices are located locally and most games are within southern Minnesota or south Metro. Coaches do receive compensation (stipend) that is determined on head/assistant responsibility as well as age level that you would be coaching.
Our primary goal is to provide skaters with a healthy, safe, environment and a team sports experience. Nearly all of the hockey players selected for the Mankato High School Varsity and Junior Varsity teams developed their skills in MAHA programs. For the hockey season, we stress the following goals to coaches, players and parents: Fun in hockey and athletics Learn good sportsmanship, understand fair play, and the ability to graciously accept victory or defeat. Develop each skater to the best of his/her ability. Develop individual and team skills, knowledge of the game, and an attitude of team participation, loyalty, respect and responsibility. Hundreds of players annually participate in MAHA sponsored programs. Programs exist at each age level, beginning with five year old Mini-Mites and continuing through the Bantam age group (14 - 15 years old).
Please Contact if Interested:
Hockey Operations Director
Mite Level 3, 4, & Advanced Mite Lead
Mite Level 1 & 2 Lead
GIRLS IN-HOUSE PROGRAM LEAD
Girls Program Lead
Girls Program Lead
Goalie Program Lead
Bantam Program Lead
Peewee Program Lead
Squirt Program Lead
A new law, Chapter 90 (SF 612/HF 905), sets into place policies and new standards for educating youth athletes, parents, and coaches on the topic of head concussions. As drafted, the new law—which goes into effect for the school year on Sept. 1, 2011—applies to city-sponsored youth athletics, youth athletic associations, and regular school sports programs.
Starting this September, sports and athletic event organizers must make information accessible to all participating coaches, officials, youth athletes, and the athletes’ parents or guardians about the nature and risks of concussions. Additionally, it will require all participating coaches and officials to receive initial online training on the nature and risks of concussions. The training must be repeated every three years.
MAHA is comprised of over 120 volunteer coaches from it's first year mini mite to it's bantam level. For the most part these coaches work on a volunteer basis, though they do receive small stipends to help off set their coaching costs.
MAHA coaches range anywhere from first year parent coaches to 20+ year veteran's of the association. Though we have varying degrees of experience and background, the main emphasis of all of MAHA's coaches is the development and enjoyment of our players.
In a typical season our volunteer coaches will put in between 300-500 hours coaching our youth, and accumulate out of pocket expenses reaching as high as $400 in some cases. It is quite evident that our coaches do NOT do this for the money...making their participation all the more special and appreciated.