WVMHA REP Coach
Oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the day to day operation of the Representative (REP) Minor Hockey team to ensure the objectives of the Association as stated in the constitution and as set by the Board of Directors from time to time, are met.
Be a spokesperson for the team and represent the team at all meetings and functions. The minimum requirements for this position include the NCCP Developmental Level of certification and Speak Out. This position will report to the Director of Hockey.
Interested applicants will be required to apply by letter and resume to the Director of Hockey. All qualified applicants will be interviewed and are required to complete an Association application form, supplying two personal references. All applicants will review and follow the requirements of the Coaching Code of Ethics: Principles and Ethical Standards. This position will require a successful Police Record Check .
This is a paid position at a rate set by the association and is based on two practices and two games a week (expectations will also be provided in regards to tournament play). All applicants will review and agree to abide by the Associations “Code of Conduct”. This position will be subject to review and evaluation at the end of each season.
Listed below are the specific duties and responsibilities required to be fulfilled during the course of the year:
Job Part- Coach as a Leader
1. Seasonal Goals and Objectives – establish seasonal goals and objectives for the team and file with Director of Hockey.
2. Be a role model for your players in reference to appropriate behaviour towards officials, other coaches, other players (no reported penalties or complaints).
3. Develop leadership abilities in your athletes (let them lead drills in practices, mentoring).
4. Remain positive, focused and in control: your players will reflect your personality.
5. Only the coaches and/or captains should address officials, and this must be done in a controlled, professional manner.
6. All individual and team feedback should be specific and delivered in a positive manner.
7. Ensure all team members (players, coaches and team officials) uphold the rules and regulations of the CHA, BCAHA, PCAHA, and WVMHA.
8. Meet with parents at least 3 times a year (preseason meeting a requirement to outline philosophies, ice time, playing time).
9. Demonstrate a sincere interest in helping athletes to maximize their potential.
Job Part- Coach as a Teacher
1. Teach the necessary hockey skills for the age group as outlined in accordance with our coaching principles.
2. Develop a seasonal plan by the conclusion of tiering.
3. Teach skills using proper sequences and progressions.
4. Teach skills using understandable language.
5. Supervise your team during the warm-up, ensuring that all players’ complete proper warm-up routines and goaltenders are warmed-up with safe shots of increasing difficulty.
6. Use rink diagrams for quick, visual explanations.
7. Recognize that athletes differ in learning and readiness to learn (patience and perseverance).
8. Attend skill development sessions and provide feedback and support during these sessions.
Job Part- Coach as an Organizer
1. Plan effective practices.
2. Select support staff that meets the Association standard and approval and will provide maximum benefit to yourself and your players.
Job Part- Communication
1. Hold regular Parent and Player meetings.
2. Coordinate and communicate any player movement which takes place with the team manager. The manager will notify the Association Registrar of roster changes.
3. The coach should, via the team manager, obtain approval from the Affiliated Player’s team coach, which shall not be withheld unless there is a game conflict, prior to calling up a player.
4. Notify the Team Manager when any allocated ice times will not be used so that the manager can advise the Ice Scheduler who will reallocate the ice time.
5. Report to the association through the Coaching Coordinator and the Director of Hockey.
6. Attend meetings with members of Coaching Committee as directed.
7. Submit a year end report which contains the following information; evaluation of the players performance, evaluation of the team’s performance, outline of practice plans and game strategy and recommendations on how the program can be improved.
Job Part- Risk Management (Safety)
As a coach, you must assume a leadership role on this risk management team:
1. Instill respect in your players for rules, officials and opponents and teach them to never hit an opponent from behind.
2. Teach your players technical skills using proper progressions, especially proper techniques for giving and receiving checks and making contact with the ice and boards.
3. Ensure your players are wearing the proper safety equipment and that it fits properly, provides quality protection and is adequately maintained.
4. Ensure players follow proper stretching and warm-up routines before games and practices, and participate in off-ice training programs.
5. Ensure that the ice surface, bench area and dressing rooms are clear of potential risks such as debris, protrusions and inadequate lighting.
6. Monitor return to play approvals from medical practitioners. Support return to game level play with progressive practice activities to prevent further injury.
7. Report any player abuse to executive.
8. Encourage officials to enforce all rules.
9. Work with team officials to oversee that all ice and dressing room activities have supervision.