Welcome to the Markham Waxers' Minor Hockey Trainers Corner!
Thank you for volunteering for as a team trainer. Most of the resources you will need as a hockey trainer may be found here.
Words to Remember
As a Hockey Trainer, your primary responsibility is to ensure that safety is the first priority at all times during all hockey-related activities, both on and of the ice. You must play a leadership role in enhancing the safety of players and all others involved with the Waxers Minor Hockey.
How to become a trainer.
Your Trainer Kit should include:
- First Aid Kit (see the Hockey Canada Safety Requires Teamwork Manual for minimum contents
- Hard copies of Hockey Canada Injury Report form, Waxers Concussion Return to Sport Protocol form (2023) , Waxers Suspected Concussion Report Form (2023), and medical information forms for all players and team officials
- Emergency Action Plan (EAP) - see Arena Plans in Common Trainer Forms section below.
- Padlock for dressing rooms
- Skate Sharpening Stone
- Small Repair Kit
- Hockey Tape
- Small clean towels
- Ziploc bags (great for keeping ice, teeth, etc.) A small frozen towel in a Ziploc works great for wrapping around an injury.
- Hand sanitizer
- Extra gloves (non latex)
- Extra mouth guard and neck guard
In the event a player or coaching staff is injured during a hockey related activity, the trainer must:
- Complete an Injury Report Form
- Send the completed form to the OMHA within 90 days of the injury. The mailing address is on the form.
- Email a scanned copy of the form to the Head Trainer and your Waxers Convener (rep) or the Waxers Administrator (house league).
- Provide the player's parent/guardian with a Return to Play form.
- A physician's note is required before a player can return to play.
- Keep the physician's note with the player's medical information in your trainer's binder.
- Email the Head Trainer and your Waxers Convener (rep) or the Waxers Administrator (house league) once medical note has been received and player has been cleared to play.
- Additionally, for concussion injuries follow Concussion Protocols:
The Waxers organization continues to work with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital and their Concussion Centre to provide the best education, training, and physician-led concussion care for our athletes.
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital is Canada’s largest kid’s rehab hospital and houses a Concussion Centre which focuses solely on pediatric concussion education, research, and clinical services. The centre includes clinicians specifically trained in pediatric brain injury and researchers who are leading experts in the field of youth concussion.
What if an athlete has a suspected concussion?
Please refer to the Concussion Policy Flow Chart on how to recognize a concussion and the steps that need to be taken as soon as possible in order to rule out anything more severe.
If concussion is suspected, the player must be removed from play and must be assessed by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner at an ER, walk-in clinic, or family physician. If diagnosed with a concussion at that first medical appointment, please ensure that a referral is sent to Holland Bloorview right away to gain access to the physician-led concussion care at Holland Bloorview. Download the Holland Bloorview Referral Form. The fax number is located at the top of the form.
If you choose to receive concussion care with Holland Bloorview, your full costs for care will be covered by the Markham Waxers. If you do not choose to receive concussion care from Holland Bloorview, you still must follow the Markham Waxers Concussion Policy and protocols. These include physician or nurse practitioner diagnosis and return to play clearance. This ensures each child returns safely from a concussion and reduces the chance of further or secondary injuries.
Markham Waxers Concussion Policy
Common Trainer Forms