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Join Us to Play

Organizing community hockey since 1960, with 3 hockey programs for young people:

Learn to Play

This all-ages program will teach the fundamental skills that will provide the self-confidence needed to enjoy the game of hockey.

House League

These co-ed programs for ages 4 to 17 offer equal ice time for all players and balanced teams for maximum enjoyment!

Select

This league is for players in House League who would like to compete for Thornhill against other teams in the North York Hockey League.

Join Us to Help

Just because you are grown up doesn’t mean you can’t join in the fun!

We are always looking for adult volunteers to help keep our league running for the enjoyment of our kids.

Have questions? Reach out to info@tchl.org – we’re happy to answer them!

If you are interested in coaching for a Houseleague in the TCHL please complete the following application form.

  • Select Head Coaching candidates will be contacted by the league directly.
  • Select Assistant Coaches and staff are selected by the Head Coach.
  • Accepted Houseleague Coaches will be contacted by the League in early September.

Coach Requirement House League
1. Head Coaches must have a minimum of a Level 1 coaches certificate
2. Police Background Check
3. Respect In Sport Online Course (In addition to the required Parent RIS Course)

If you are interested in coaching for a Select Team in the TCHL please complete the following application form.

  • Select Head Coaching candidates will be contacted by the league directly.
  • Select Assistant Coaches and staff are selected by the Head Coach.
  • Accepted Houseleague Coaches will be contacted by the League in early September.

Coach Requirements Select
All Select team staff members must successfully complete the following requirements.
1. Head and Assistant Coaches must have a minimum of a Level 1 coaches certificate
2. Respect In Sport Online Course (In addition to the required Parent RIS Course)
3. Police Background Check
4. NYHL Online Test
5. Each team requires at least one person on the bench to have a valid Trainer Certification (HTCP Level 1) in addition to all the above.

The Coach Stream and Initiation Program are now incorporated into 1 single course called Coach Level. The course will now be listed as Coach Level. The Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Coach Stream is the certification required by Hockey Canada for house league head coaches. Please note that Hockey Canada has made changes to their recreational stream coaching curriculums and this course now requires that participants complete the Hockey Canada – Hockey University online program in addition to a 4 hour in class course that includes a 1.5 hour on ice training session. You will be required to bring a CSA approved helmet, skates, gloves and a hockey stick for the on-ice component.

This 4 hour course includes training on topics such as:

  • Supporting the athlete through communication
  • Teaching skills and progressions in the training environment
  • Designing and delivering practices
  • The game environment and game day preparations
  • A GTHL mentor will mentor coaches via telephone or email.

The online course will be available to complete upon sign-up for any in-class Coach Stream clinic. The online course will continue to be available on your Hockey Canada profile until it is completed. The online portion must be completed before your in-class course date.

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This course is required by all ACTIVITY LEADERS – Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers, Managers, On-Ice Officials, Timekeepers, and On-Ice volunteers will require this certification.

The OMHA has partnered with Respect Group Inc. to provide the Respect in Sport – Activity Leader Program as the online equivalent to Speak Out! certification.

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At least one parent/guardian of every minor hockey player in the Ontario Hockey Federation will be required to take the Respect In Sport (RIS) Parent.

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Trainers are required to be certified Level 1 or higher.

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Referees have to re-certify every year.

In order to be a time keeper you must complete the time keeper clinic run by the GTHL.

Vulnerable Sector Screening is mandatory for all coaches, assistant, trainers, managers and anyone else who may be in contact with the players.

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Complicated schedule? Can’t commit to volunteering right now? We get it – life gets busy! You can still be part of the Thornhill Community Hockey League if you’re keen.

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