CORA Policy on Trainers at On-Ice Events
There must be a designated trainer and a first aid kit at all CORA on-ice events. In addition to practices and games, this entails having at least one trainer and a first aid kit at tryouts, power skating and goalie clinics. It shall be the responsibility of:
- Head coaches to make the necessary arrangements for games and practices (for games, if the CORA trainer is absent, the game can proceed if the other team has a trainer and it is confirmed, before game start, that the trainer has the necessary qualifications and is committed to assisting with any CORA injuries);
- Convenors to make the necessary arrangements for tryouts;
- Team managers to make the necessary arrangements for Powerskating (where there are two or more teams participating in a Powerskating session, only a single trainer is required); and
- Player Development Director to make the necessary arrangements for goalie clinics.
All trainers must have the required First Aid training, or have the medical background necessary to be exempt from having First Aid training as per the ORA guidelines, or has indicated an intent to receive this training before January 8th of that season. Trainers on A or AA teams (U12 to U19) also need CSI level coach training. The trainer must be on the TRF, but can be a coach, manager or trainer. All trainers must also have a valid police records check.
At all ORA-sanctioned events, a Form must be completed in the event of an injury / accident.
The form is online and located here.