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Coach's Corner

Apply to be a coach today!

All persons interested and/or registered to coach for Sioux Falls Youth Hockey Association for the 2020-2021 season are invited to contact the SFYHA Director of Hockey at 

Please register below to apply for a coaching position. The SFYHA Director of Hockey, Coach Houck, will review all applications and assign coaches as needed. SFYHA will generally not assign more than 3 coaches per travel team. Information on SafeSport and Background Screening is provided below. Training and certification are required.

Thank you for sharing your time with our hockey youth!

Pre-Season Coaches Clinic Materials

Coaching Registration

Background Screening

Coaches - Please mark Coach for Screening Process & not Referee.  

RETURNING COACHES You are required to complete Background Screening Application every other season.  Anyone who did not complete the Background Screening last season, will need to do so prior to getting on the ice.

NEW COACHESWe have made tremendous improvements for background and screening checks  You can complete the application online and it takes less than 2 minutes!  It must be completed before you go on the ice.  The USA Hockey Registry system will not allow a coach to be placed on a roster without verification of screening.  

  • You will need to provide your Coach USA Hockey Confirmation number 
  • Proceed with the information as requested
  • Not sure if you completed  Background Screening last season, contact

SafeSport Training

USA Hockey requires all coaches to complete the SafeSport Training Program every seaon.  The online training is to be completed PRIOR to any participation with youth players and is free of charge.  Register Here.

  • SafeSport Website
  • If you completed SafeSport training for the 2021-2022 season, you should be eligible for the SafeSport Refresher Course.
  • NEW COACHES - All are required to complete the USA Hockey SafeSport Training.  
  • To register for training, you will need to provide your USA Hockey Confirmation number.
  • Coaches can only be placed on USA Hockey rosters if their SafeSport training is compliant.

Season Introduction Forms

Misc. Coaching Forms

Director of Hockey Skill Instruction Resources


Please review our expanding library of drills and coaching techniques. Categories include Offensive, Defensive, Coaching, Conditioning, and Practice Plans. Many of these were posted or created by Coach Houck.

The core philosophy of the Sioux Falls Flyers is contained within the SFYHA Drill Book. The SFYHA Drill Book contains numerous drills to develop all areas of team play. Coach Houck has created this resource to be used by our coaches to develop our players with a common vision to assist their transition between playing levels and age groups.

We encourage our coaches to have game film sessions with their players in the provided conference room. You will need to reserve the room ahead of time with the IcePlex to make sure it is not in use. Contact to reserve the Scheels Community Room or the Sanford Community Room. 

Here are the instructions for using the projector screen: