Hockey Coach Job Description
Oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the day to day operation of the assigned hockey team, ensuring that the objectives of the Association as stated in the AMHA Constitution and OMHA Manual of Operations are met. Be a spokesperson for the team and represent the team at all meetings and functions required.
This position requires a Level of Certification as required by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. Please the OMHA manual of operations for details. All applicants must review and comply with the AMHA constitution, bylaws including a code of conduct, in addition to the OMHA Manual of Operations
A commitment of approximately 10 hours per week is required in order to fulfill the obligations of the position
Eligible applicants will be required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check or sign an offence declaration, in the case the AMHA has a valid record check from the previous 1-2 years.
Coach as a Leader Standards
• Establish seasonal goals and objectives for the team.
• Be a role model for your players by using appropriate behaviour towards officials, players, parents and other coaches.
• Foster leadership abilities in your athletes.
• At a minimum, meet with parents of athletes at a pre-season and in-season meeting to outline your coaching and team philosophies, playing time and other relevant aspects of your plan.
• Demonstrate a sincere effort in helping each and every athlete on your team to maximize his/her potential.
Coach as Teacher Standards
• Develop a seasonal plan and review it routinely.
• Teach age and ability appropriate skills using proper sequence and progression.
• Teach skills using understandable language.
• Recognize uniqueness in your athletes and always treat them with respect.
• Understand your position as a role model, and facilitate the acquisition of skills other than that gained on the ice surface.
Coach as an Organizer and Communicator Standards
• Plan effective practices.
• Select support staff that will provide maximum benefit to you and all of your athletes.
• Hold individual player meetings when required.
• Be available to parents and/or hold meetings with parents when required.
• Utilize athletes’ parents for assistance in various activities.
• Communicate any issues or concerns immediately with the AMHA board.
Risk Management and Safety Standards
• Review athletes’ equipment on a regular basis and advise parents accordingly.
• Monitor rehabilitation of injured athletes and ensure medical clearance is received prior to returning from an injury.
• Report any player abuse or harassment to AMHA per OMHA guidelines.
• Review team safety emergency action plan with trainer.
• Ensure that all ice and dressing room activities have adult supervision. Ensure that all tech devices with photography or video capabilities are not present at any time in dressing rooms.
• Report any arena safety deficiencies to the AMHA.