Trainer's Hub (Centre Wellington Minor Hockey)

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Thank you for volunteering your time to be a trainer this season with CWMH and helping to create a fun, positive and safe environment for our players.  

It is our hope that the Trainers Hub serves as a resource to all trainers in CWMH. In the Hub you will find the Trainers Handbook, Online Injury Reporting, links to forms, information and articles pertinent to player injury and injury management.

As a trainer you will play a vital role in contributing to your teams success this season. Please make sure that you have read the Trainers Handbook. The Handbook will serve as a guide for you this season as it outlines expectations of the trainer as well as answers questions regarding injury, injury management, reporting and return to play protocols for all CWMH players.

This season we look to track all player injuries through online and hard copy reporting. This is a new process and with your help and co operation it will allow us to better track and manage injury. The goal of injury reporting is for player and trainer protection, if you have any questions please reach out to the Head Trainer.

As we get ready for the season I would again like to thank you for volunteering your time this year. This season I will serve as the Head Trainer for CWMH and am available to you if you have any questions, concerns or otherwise.

I wish each and everyone of you the very best of luck this season as we look forward to a fun, exciting and safe season of hockey.


1. Trainers are not to run doors during games. A Trainer should always be watching the play.
2. A Trainer is responsible for player safety at all team events - on and off the ice.
3. You must have completed medical forms for all players and bench staff at every team ice time or off ice event.
4. All injuries must be reported through the online link bellow. If further action is required you will be contacted by the CWMH Head Trainer.
5. Always err on the side of caution, a players safety is greater than any game or game situation.
6. A Trainer should never be assessed a bench minor or face a suspension - you are here for player safety.
7. An Emergency Action Plan is a requirement.
8. The Trainers decision is FINAL.

Trainer Handbook

Please follow the link bellow to access the CWMH Trainers Handbook. It is important that you have a look through the book and understand all expectations, there are timelines and requirements that must be met if an injury occurs. 


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Trainer Kit

As we get ready for the season please ensure you have a  stocked trainers kit ready to go. As we move through the season remember to restock any items that are used from your kit. Here is a what a basic kit should include:

Sterile Dressings and Bandages
Ice Packs
Non Latex
Spare Equipment - Mouthguard's, skate sharpeners ect.
Screwdriver & Helmet Screws
Medical Forms

Online Injury Reporting



Link To Reporting
Click on the animation above to access the Online Reporting Form.

Online Reporting Process (With thanks to Halton Hills Minor Hockey)

Return to Play Protocol for Concussion. 

The return to play protocol is gradual, and begins only after a doctor has given the player clearance to return to activity.

If any symptoms/signs return during this process, the player must be re-evaluated by a physician. No return to play if any symptoms or signs persist. Remember, symptoms may return later that day or the next, and not necessarily when exercising.

Step 1
: No activity, only complete mental and physical rest. Proceed to step 2 only when all symptoms are gone. This includes avoiding both mental and physical stress.

Step 2
: Light aerobic exercise, such as walking or stationary cycling. Monitor for symptoms and signs. No resistance training or weight lifting.

Step 3:
Light skating and hockey drills (Skate #1) Player can incorporate light off ice resistance/weight training.

Step 4:
Higher tempo skate, no body contact. (Skate #2) Player may also continue off ice training with higher resistance.

Only go to step 5 after medical clearance. (Reassessment and note)

Step 5:
Begin drills with body contact if applicable (Skate #3)

Step 6:
Game play. (The earliest a concussed athlete should return to play is one week).

Never return to play if symptoms persist!

Return to Play Protocol for Major Injury (Non Concussion)

A major injury is defined as an injury where a player misses extended time due to an injury excluding a concussion. Examples fractures, dislocations, lacerations requiring stitches.

A player returning from a major injury must complete the following before retuning to game play;

Step 1 : The Player must provide medical clearance (Dr note) before he returns to practice. Player must be cleared for body contact if applicable. The Team trainer must view a copy of the Dr note and the note must be submitted electronically to the CWMH head trainer. 

Step 2 : The Player must complete 2 skates minimum of 24 hrs apart . If the player plays Minor Bantam or above, the first skate will be non contact and the second skate will be full contact.

Step 3 : The player returns to game play

*The player only requires 1 Dr note total a second note is not required. Advise parents before getting clearance that the note must allow full return to  play.


Medical Clearance (Dr. Notes)
When is a Dr's note required for a player to return to practice or game play:
1. A player who has been removed from a practice and does to return or from a game and misses time (a period or more) due to a suspected concussion requires medical clearance (Dr. note) to return to practice or game play. 

2. A Player who has suffered a broken bone or major injury that has caused them to miss extended time will be required to complete the Return to Play Protocol for major injury before returning to game play. See 3 & 4 for medical clearance requirements. 

3. A player requires medical clearance (Dr. note) to begin the RTPP.

4. A player who is moving through the Return To Play Protocol requires medical clearance (Dr. Note) to proceed from Step 4 to Step  5 (2nd skate to 3rd skate - this is the final note required in the RTPP)

The team trainer must see the Dr's note in order for the player to return to practice or game play, viewing note electronically is acceptable.

Dr.'s notes must be submitted to the Head Trainer electronically. A picture or scanned copy of the note can be emailed to [email protected]  

Doctor's notes will be filled electronically by the Head Trainer.

Concussion Information & Forms

Concussion Awareness Card

Concussion Education Form (With thanks to Oro Minor Hockey)

Parent and Guardian Concussion Information Sheet (Handed to Parent or Guardian if/when a player suffers a concussion)

Rowan's Law

Rowan's Law: Concussion Safety

Injury Reporting Forms

Team Injury Report (To be completed for all injuries)

Hockey Canada Injury Report

CWMH Injury Incident From

Links To Forms

Hockey Canada Medical Form (Must be completed for all players and bench staff)

Hockey Canada Injury Log
HTCP Forms

Hockey Canada Player Down (EAP)


OMHA Trainers Page

OMHA Trainers Safety & Resources Page

Parachute - Concussion Information Web Page

HTCP Page - Trainers Certification and Education

Hockey Canada Safety Downloads

Hockey Canada Safety For All


OMHA - Six Atributes of a Good Trainer

Canada's top youth hockey league taking concussions head-on. (Sept/17)

Premature Return To Play and Return to Learn After Sports Related Injury - (June/14)

OMHA Concussion Management and Resources (Aug/17)
CBC - 
Is baseline testing for concussions worth it for your kids? (Oct/16)

USA Hockey - 6 Keys to a Safe Hockey Season (Oct/17)

National Post - Rowan's Law  (Nov/15)