Trainer's Corner

To all OGHA volunteers, please find below helpful information and specific links that will help you get started in your role as Trainer. 

If you require any further information or have questions, do not hesitate to contact Colin MacLean, OGHA Risk and Safety Officer,

A. OGHA Trainer Mentor

If you have any specific questions about the role of a trainer or need advice as a trainer you can contact our association mentor trainer:

Dr. Sunita Nayar-Kingwell,,

B. Trainer’s Certification

All OGHA trainers must complete:

  • A Police Record Check (PRC) and Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)
  • The Respect in Sport Activity Leader awareness training
  • Hockey Trainers Certification Program (HTCP)

For HTCP Certification the OGHA requires:

  • All house league trainers have a minimal HTCP Level I  e-learning level 1 certification
  • All Competitive level trainers require a minimal HTCP Level 2.
  • Bantam AA, Midget A, AA and all Intermediate (Junior) level Trainers require HTCP Level 3

- To obtain Level 2 certification, you must complete the Level 1 online training with the addition of one of the following additions to your certification:

  • Recognition of a Standard First aid or Advanced First Aid card from an Ontario WSIB recognized FADO (First Aid Delivery Organization) or when a member association hosts a Standard or Advanced First Aid course. The FADO’s recognized by the HTCP and its members for the purpose of providing First Aid, CPR and AED training are listed with the Ontario WSIB.
  • Any individual who has the following professional qualifications, certified to work in Canada and is practicing, can be granted Level 2 status:
    • Registered Nurse, Occupational Health Nurses, Chiropractors, Physicians, Basic Trauma Life Support (B.T.L.S.), EMCA certified, CATA/NATA, Military Medics (valid for 2 years from end of service data), physiotherapists, Dentists, Rgistered, Respiratory Therapists, Podiatrists. All Qualifications must be licensed in Canada

The Level 3 program is considered the HTCP advanced course, providing the participant the opportunity to advance their skill level and knowledge.  To obtain the Level 3 certification, you must have a current HTCP Level 2 and attend in-class training.  The in-class component is 8-9 hours minimum with a take home exam.

C. Trainer Resources and links


Trainer specific links:

OGHA Trainer Resource Guide

HTCP Level 1 Trainer e-learning course Link

HTCP Level 2 Information

HTCP Level 3 Information

OGHA Risk and Safety Link where you will find information for your Police Records Check and Respect in Sport Training

HTCP Trainer’s Code of Ethics

Rowan’s Law Resource and player/parent acknowledgement form

OGHA Significant Injury - Return To Play Policy

OWHA Trainer Resource Materials

OWHA Player Medical Information Form

HC/OWHA Injury Report Form

HTCP/OWHA Return to Play Form


Team warm up/Cool down and stretching links:


Nutrition and food guide links: