Hockey Trainers

The GTHL will be following Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) requirements for coaches entering the 2020-21 season. The outlined requirements will be for all coaches (house league, select, A, AA, & AAA) who wish to be rostered to a team. Previously trained coaches may already have many of these requirements.

To view the requirements and register for courses CLICK HERE

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.

Trainer Checklist
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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 U10 to U12

HTCP Level 2 for all “AAA” Teams from U13 to U18 effective September 1, 2017

HTCP Level 2 for all “A” and “AA” Teams from U13 to U18 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 each valid for 3 years:

  • Level 1: Minimum certification required for all GTHL coaches.
  • Level 2: Can be granted by the league to individuals who have a current Level 1 and current Standard or Advanced First Aid (not Emergency first aid) card with CPR Level C  (*AED training is strongly recommended card) from an Ontario WSIB recognized FADO (First Aid Delivery Organization- CLICK HERE for a list of providers) or to any professional under the following titles: – 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) (Qualifications must be licensed in Canada) – Physiotherapist – Dentist – Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) – Podiatrist  medical professionals and emergency services employees.

*To upgrade your existing Level 1 to a Level 2, please forward a copy of your Standard First Aid certificate or 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 to see Level 3 dates

Click here for more information and to register for the HTCP Level 1 online.

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.