Hockey Trainers

The GTHL works with the Hockey Development Centre of Ontario to provide trainer certification and re-certification to coaches. The HDCO holds courses for certification at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Trainers play an important role in ensuring players are prepared for participation and in tending to injuries when they occur.

Each Team must have a Trainer possessing a valid HTCP certification as follows:

HTCP Level 1 for any “A” Team and “AA” and “AAA” Teams from Minor Atom to Minor Peewee

HTCP Level 2 for all “AAA” Teams from Peewee to Midget effective September 1, 2018

HTCP Level 2 for all “A” and “AA” Teams from Peewee to Midget and all Under-21 Teams effective September 1, 2018

A trainer in the GTHL you must complete all of the following:


The Hockey Trainers Certification Program has three levels:

  • Level 1: Minimum certification required for all GTHL coaches.
  • Level 2: Can be obtained by individuals who have a current Level 1 and current Standard First Aid certification from a valid provider Note: Medical professionals and emergency services employees are eligible for an upgrade if proper documentation is provided to the GTHL. Please forward a copy of your professional affiliation to
  • Level 3: Advanced program, providing the participant the opportunity to enhance their skill and knowledge level. Must be a current certified Level 2 trainer to be eligible.

Click here for more information and to register.

Greater Toronto Hockey League
Phone: 416-636-6845

Hockey Development Centre of Ontario
Phone: 416-426-7252

There are a number of important resources available outside of coursework. Use the links below to access important information and documents that will help you make the game safer for all involved.