The November 15 deadline does not apply to this qualification!  This certification must be valid prior to any bench/coaching staff being on the ice with a team and a coach will not be rostered without a valid RIS-AL.

This is required for all bench staff and is not the same certification as the Respect in Sport-Parent program.

If RIS-AL was taken in the 2020-2021 season (or before), it is no longer valid and re-certification to coach for the 2024-2025 season is required. To verify your RIS-AL expiry date, please check your HCR (Spordle) account or your Respect in Sport account.

To transfer a certificate from another organization to Hockey Alberta's coach program a person needs to go to and choose to register a new user. The first field at the top of the registration page is where they will need to enter their existing certificate number and click the “check” box. Once it has been validated they will just need to complete the registration and the certificate will be ported and updated to the HCR.

If you have any questions concerning the RIS-AL certification, please visit Hockey Alberta's website for more information.

If you encounter any problems in your efforts to re-certify please send an email to:


Hockey Alberta is responsible for the training and development of coaches, including all NCCP levels, the Hockey Canada Safety Program and the Checking Skills Program. Delivery of these clinics will change effective the 2024-2025 season, changes for this year include:

  • 10 clinics each for Coach 1, Coach 2 & Checking Skills to be held from mid-Sept to the Nov. 15th deadline;
  • These clinics will be scheduled for Monday & Tuesday each week and 2 weekend clinic sets.
  • Each clinic will accommodate a maximum of 36 coaches;
  • No private association level clinics.
  • All clinics will be posted at the same time in June.

All coach clinics/qualifications (including Respect in Sport-Activity Leader), Criminal Record Checks (Police Information Check) as well as rostered team history can be viewed on your Spordle Account.

Only those individuals listed on the Official Team Roster are covered by Hockey Canada’s liability insurance therefore any person who will regularly step on the bench or the ice must be registered as a team official. This includes Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches. Glenlake does not have an On-Ice Volunteer position.

IMPORTANT:  A maximum of five (5) team officials may be present on the bench during games or on the ice during a practice.


2024-2025 Hockey Alberta Coaching Requirements - GLENLAKE  HIGHLY RECOMMENDS all assistant coaches on each team to complete the required Head Coach coaching Level 1 or Coach Level 2 certification as outlined for their age division below.

*Checking Skills Qualification requires both HU-Online course and in-person clinic.

Respect in Sport - Activity Leader must be valid prior to being rostered and on the ice with a team.

At least one registered team official must be certified in Safety by October 15 and be present at all games and practices.  it is highly recommended that multiple members of the team coaching staff obtain this certification.

NOTE: Coach certification deadline is November 15 (except RIS Activity Leader).

Glenlake reimburses courses the cost of coaching clinics, please find here the Glenlake Coach Clinic Reimbursement Form please click here.

Vulnerable Persons Sector Check

Glenlake Hockey coaches are required to complete an electronic Vulnerable Persons Sector Check (VSC) online through the Calgary Police Service. VSC allows applicants the convenience of applying online to submit their applications 24/7 from any location. Applicants can monitor the status of their application, any time, through their own personal account.

The process in which Vulnerable Person Sector Checks (VSC) are completed for volunteers has changed.  Glenlake has purchased vouchers that will cover the cost of the VSC so no personal cost to the coach should be incurred for meeting this coach requirement.  These vouchers are only available through the Glenlake Administrator.   The ability to cover this cost is facilitated through Volunteer Alberta, Volunteer Alberta does not charge Glenlake nor does the Calgary Police Service charge Glenlake to process the police checks.  Because of this arrangement, Glenlake does not reimburse coaches for the cost of a VSC.

Results are available in your account for 60 days from completion. Please make sure you download and save a copy within this timeframe if desired. Your certificate will not be accessible in your account past 60 days, however will be accessible if saved to a personal desktop or folder.

If your current VSC has expired please contact the Glenlake Administrator at, to obtain a voucher link to submit your VSC application.

If you run into problems completing the VSC process, please contact

Thank you.