2021 Level 5 Coaches Symposium

Aug 19, 2021 to Aug 22, 2021
Duluth, Minnesota


Usa Hockey's 2021 Level 5 Coaches Symposium

Due to COVID-19 USA Hockey has moved the Level 5 in Duluth, MN. to August 2021.

The Level 5 Coaches Symposium will return to the State of Hockey when coaches from around the country come together in Duluth, Minn., in search of USA Hockey's highest certification.

The highlight of the USA Hockey coaching calendar, the Level 5 Coaches Symposium will take place Aug. 19-22 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and is available to all Level 4 registered coaches.

The last time the Level 5 was in Minnesota more than 600 coaches attended the event. This year is no different with USA Hockey expecting to see above 600 again. At this event coaches can expect to see a star studded lineup of speakers from NHL coaches to College Coaches and even USA Hockey's ADM staff from around the country. Each presentation will be an hour in length. The topics presented will deal with all aspects fo the game of hockey.

Coaches will select either one of three breakout sessions (12 & Under, 13 & Older, or Gold Goalie Clinic) upon registering for the event. The breakout sessions will be based on those three categories. Attendees will explore innovative approaches to coaching through intensive sessions dedicated to those groups. Coaches will leave with tools and resources that they can use every day.

Level 5 requirements when at the event: Candidates for Level 5 Certification must attend the entire Level 5 Coaches Symposium. Additional information regarding submitted material requirements (thesis or other written material) will be distributed at the event. Attendees will be required to check-in throughout the event, and check-out upon exiting. Failure to do so at any point during the event will prohibit receiving your Level 5 certification. Coaches will go on the ice for at least one breakout session. All equipment (helmets, skates, sticks) are required in order to participate.


Q. How often is the Level 5 Coaching Symposium offered?

A. Once every 2 years.

Q. If I have already received my Level 5 certification, can I register and attend the Level 5 Coaching Symposium again?

A. Yes. You can attend a Level 5 Coaching Symposium as many times as you would like. All attendees will receive 5 credits toward their Continuing Education requirement.

Q. What airport should I be flying in and out of for this year’s Level 5 Coaching Symposium?

A. Duluth International Airport or Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and rent a car.

Q. Can I attend more than one breakout session during the Level 5 Coaching Symposium?

A. All coaches attending the Level 5 Coaching Symposium will register for either the 12 & Under age group or the 13 & Over age group. You will then be assigned to a smaller group that will attend 5 pre- assigned breakouts for your age category.

Q. Do coaches need to bring helmets, skates, stick and track suit for on-ice portion?

A. No, coaches do not need to bring on ice coaching gear. All breakouts will be off ice except for the goalie track. Goalie track coaches will need to bring on ice coaching gear.

Q. Do I need to be bronze or silver goalie certified to attend the Goalie Track at the Level 5?

A: This year, we will not be hosting the Gold Level goaltending clinic at the Level 5 Coaching Symposium. We will be hosting a Bronze Level clinic and a Silver Level Clinic.

Q. Do I need to attend all the sessions at the Level 5 Coaches Symposium?

A. Yes. To attain your Level 5 certification and/or to receive your 5 Continuing Education Credits, you will need to attend all the presentations in the main room and the breakout sessions. Attendance will be monitored.



Goalie Track is currently FULL

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (decc)

This year's event will be Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center which offers world-class events spanning conventions, sports, arts and entertainment. The DECC is steps away from the charming Canal Park and Downtown Duluth, offering shops, restaurants and hotels for all. Plus, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Aerial Lift Bridge and Duluth Harbor from the event space.

If you're looking for entertainment in the area, look no further. The DECC is home to the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Boradway performances, concerts, home and sports shows, the Minnesota Ballet, UMD Men's and Women's Bulldog Hockey and the William A. Irvin ore boat museum.

Tentative Schedule
19 Aug, 2021

Thu, Aug 19, 2021

12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Event Presentations/Reception

Thu, Aug 19, 2021

06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

20 Aug, 2021
Event Presentations & Breakout Sessions

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

21 Aug, 2021
Event Presentations & Breakout Sessions

Sat, Aug 21, 2021

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

22 Aug, 2021
Event Presentations & Breakout Sessions

Sun, Aug 22, 2021

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hotel Information

Radisson Duluth Harborview www.radisson.com/duluthmn (218) 727-8981
The Inn On Lake Superior www.theinnonlakesuperior.com (218) 726-1111
Sheraton Duluth Hotel www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dlhsi-sheraton-duluth-hotel/ (218) 733-5660
Holiday Inn & Suites www.hiduluth.com (218) 722-1202

August 19-22, 2021


Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 H
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Contact Person : jodie.penn@usahockey.org
E-Mail : Jodie Penn

Pricing Information

Regular Registration

$525 per coach

Disclaimer: No registrations after Aug. 10th or walk-ups will be accepted.


Registration for the event 2021 Level 5 Coaches Symposium is closed.
Cancellation Policy

Due to COVID-19 USA Hockey has moved the Level 5 in Duluth, MN. to August 2021. 


Written cancellations in the form of a completed clinic refund form must be received in order to confirm cancellation. Verbal cancellations will not be accepted. The clinic refund form can be found at ww.usahockey.com/coachingclinics under the coaching clinic transfer/refund policy pdf. All refunds will be charged a $50 processing fee from original payment.

To receive a full refund, coaches must get their clinic refund form into USA Hockey by August 2nd. If clinic refund form is received between August 3rd - 14th coaches will receive a half refund. Refund clinic forms will not be accepted after August 14th and no refund will be issued.

For More Information

For more information on the 2021 USA Hockey Level 5 Coaches Symposium, log onto www.usahockey.com or email Jodie Penn at JodieP@usahockey.org