Job Posting: Female Varsity Head Coach

Aug 08, 2017

Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) is looking for a Head Coach of the Female Varsity team based in Penticton, British Columbia.  OHG was established in 1963 with Hockey Camp Operations and then in 2002 started the Okanagan Hockey Academy.


The Head Coach is responsible for the overall experience of the student athletes.  The Head Coach works directly with all training and academic staff to ensure the student athlete is achieving the established expectations of student athletes.  The Head Coach is also a critical part of the recruitment process and plays an active role in recruiting athletes into the program along with promoting athletes from the program into higher levels.

Primary responsibilities

  Participate in the establishment and implementation of player recruiting procedure

  Interview prospective players and their parents/guardians and coaches

  Oversee assistant coaches, training staff

  Maintain player travel binders when travelling

  Develop and implement weekly practice sessions and develop yearly practice plan

  Responsible for the monitoring of the athletic, academic, and personal progress of players through evaluation and progress reports

  Identify training needs/skill enhancement of individual players and team as a whole

  Oversee on-ice practice sessions

  Manage bench in game situations

  Communications with parents/guardians

  Transport players, as required



  Bachelor Degree with 3 years related experience

  High level hockey experience including playing, coaching, management

  Development 1 Coaching Certification

  Respect in Sport (RIS) / Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP)

  Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)

  Class 4 license and driver’s abstract or must obtain within 30 days of hire

  Must pass company screening including criminal records check

Application Process

To apply for this position please submit resumes Attention: Andy Oakes to Sandy Bergum at  Only candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted.


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