USA Hockey Coaching Education Program and flexxCoach University offers online recertification for Level 3 coaches.
Coaching certification at Level 3 is valid for two (2) seasons, as indicated by the expiration date.
A coach whose Level 3 is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 1 curriculum or they may move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 1 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons.
A coach whose Track 1 Level 3 recertification is due to expire must take the online Level 3 Recertification Track 2 curriculum or move up to Level 4. Level 3 Track 2 Recertification is valid for two (2) seasons.
Coaches whose Track 2 Level 3 Recertification is due to expire must attend a Level 4 clinic prior to the expiration of their Level 3 Recertification.
Coaches must complete the online recertification program in order to recertify their Level 3 certifications. Attending a clinic or a workshop is no longer valid for recertifiying any certification level.
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Bob McCaig (left) receiving USA Hockey's Walter Yaciuk Award.
March 20, 1937 - January 22, 2016
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Bob McCaig, former Southeastern District Coach-in-Chief.
Bob played an instrumental part in the development of youth hockey programs in North America for nearly 40 years.
McCaig, born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, won championship titles as a player at the Midget and Adult levels before becoming a coach at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1965, McCaig became Director of the McCaig Hockey Academy in Sarnia, Ontario, where he developed on-ice training modules for participants ranging from beginners to elite levels. In 1971, McCaig was appointed Administrator of the Ontario Coaching Program, a position he held until 1987.
In 1988 McCaig began working with the Georgia Special Olympics, organizing coaching and officiating clinics, and monitoring floor hockey events for five years. Using this experience, McCaig became the Southeastern District Coach-in-Chief and Administrator for USA Hockey's Initiation Program.
As Coach-in-Chief, McCaig developed and implemented the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program throughout the Southeastern District, which encompasses 11 states plus the District of Columbia. McCaig has also educated and trained instructors, and was part of several Southeastern District Select Camps.
In addition, McCaig was named the Director of Hockey Atlanta, in which he developed on and off-ice programs for both youth and adults and increased the number of coaching clinics annually from seven in 1987 to 100 in 2002. From 1985 to 1987, McCaig was the Director of Coaching Development for a local youth hockey association in Port Huron, Mich., where he initiated a developmental program for both coaches and players titled "Hockey for the fun of it." McCaig has earned his Level 5 (Masters) Certification in both the U.S. and Canada, and has also served as an instructor for USA Hockey InLine since 1998.
Coach McCaig was the recipient of the 2003 Walter Yaciuk Award presented annually by USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the program during many years of service as a volunteer.
Bob will be greatly missed by all his friends in the Southeastern District.
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