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Coach/Volunteer Application Open



The number of steps required to complete a MN Special Hockey volunteer application depends on the volunteer age.   Each is explained below, please read the information and click the BIG buttons to complete each step.

  1. USA Hockey Registration - 

    Volunteers that are 18 and older must complete this step. 

    Please register as a Volunteer (free) unless you are a currently a certified coach with MN Special Hockey.  If you are interested in becoming a certified coach please contact Mike Praus (see below).

    Look for an email receipt once this is completed.

  2. Minnesota Special Hockey Registration -
    Everyone must complete this step.  Look for an email receipt once this is completed.
  3. Background Check -
    This is required every other year for volunteers 18 years old or older. 
  4. SafeSport Training/Refresher -
    If you were born before 2005 you must complete this step.

Note: Volunteers under 18 years old do not need to complete this step and should go directly to the next step. 

Each Coach/Volunteer over the age of 18 must register first with USA Hockey and receive a confirmation number for the upcoming hockey season.  Once you have this confirmation number, SAVE your confirmation, then return to this page to complete the MN Special Hockey Registration Process.

All Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must register as coaches and complete the coaching certified training.  All other on-ice volunteers can register as volunteers (no fee) and are not required to complete the coaches training. 

Note: All coaches and volunteers must complete this step. 

  • You must create an NGIN Account or login if you already have one. 
  • Once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email from MN Special Hockey.

Note: Volunteers under 18 years old do not need to complete this step and should go directly to the next step

USA Hockey requires background screening every 2 years for all coaches and volunteers 18 years of age and older (born in 2004 or earlier).  The cost to complete this screening is $30.

At this site there is a way to check your status.  If you are not sure you need to complete it, please use that tool.  You can check your background screening status and begin a new screening by clicking the button.

MSH will reimburse the $30 screening as long as a receipt is provided.  A receipt is emailed after the screening forms are completed and the fees are paid.  In order to get reimbursed you must complete the following:

  • Forward your email receipt to Gary Plager at gplager@yahoo,com
  • Include your name and address of where to send the reimbursement.

Note: Volunteers that were born 2005 or later do not need to complete this step. 

USA Hockey is requires SafeSport Training for all volunteers born in 2004 or earlier.  Please complete this as soon as possible.  Volunteers that do not complete it will not be allowed on the ice.

Questions or problems?

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Cassie Merrick for volunteer questions.

Contact Coaching Coordinator Mike Praus for coaching questions.

Contact Registrar Jane Cashin for registration questions.


Cassie Merrick

Volunteer Coordinator

Mike Praus

Coaching Coordinator

Jane Cashin Cashin

For questions regarding registration

Phone: 6125814483

How Will I Know if My Application Has Been Accepted?

Prior to the start of the season, you will receive an email from our volunteer coordinator letting you know if your application has been accepted and team assignment.  Number of applications accepted is based on the needs of each team and is determined once registration is near completion at the end of October.