Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) is looking for a U18 Head Coach for the team based in Whitby, Ontario. OHG was established in 1963 with Hockey Camp Operations and started the Okanagan Hockey Academy in 2002.
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.
The Head Coach will be responsible for the development and implementation of all on-ice activities and work with the training staff on off-ice team activities and training programs. You must have strong communication, administrative, organizational and time management skills and be able to manage and maintain budgets.
The successful candidate will need to develop and implement weekly practice schedules and develop yearly practice plans. You will be responsible to oversee on-ice practice sessions, develop team tactics and strategies, prepare players for games, manage the bench in game situations, and prepare written and verbal player evaluations. You will also be required to transport players as required to and from school, games etc.
As education is of the utmost importance you will be in charge of monitoring each athlete’s academic and personal progress through evaluation and progress reports. It is therefore imperative to maintain communication on school academics through our school liaison.
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
Successful past experience as a Head Coach
Elite level hockey experience including playing, coaching, management
High Performance 1 Coaching Certification
Respect in Sport (RIS) / Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP)
Gender Identity and Expression Training
Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)
Class E License and driver’s abstract or must obtain within 30 days of hire
Must pass company screening including criminal records check
To apply for this position submit resume with cover letter Attention: Andy Oakes to Sandy Bergum at email@example.com.
Application Closing Date: April 4, 2018. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. The review of resumes will begin immediately.
Title of Position: Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach
Term: Full Time
Location: St. Polten, Austria
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Remuneration: Salary and benefits are according to internal Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) salary policy, and based on experience
The Okanagan Hockey Academy Europe is seeking a full time Certified Athletic Therapist with a background in strength and conditioning to join our team of therapists and strength coaches. The successful candidate will become part of a world class hockey development program that believes in a commitment to excellence in all areas of the athlete’s on and off ice training.
To create an environment that gives every student athlete the best possible opportunity to achieve and surpass individual potential through structure, support, knowledge and experience.
The Okanagan Hockey Academy Europe is a division of Okanagan Hockey Group Ltd. which is the longest and oldest running hockey school in the world. We have provided professional hockey instruction since 1963 and are located in Penticton, British Columbia. We have a state of the art facility to provide a unique development opportunity for each of our student athletes. The Okanagan Hockey Academy Europe is a prep school environment which consists of 4 teams that include both male and female programs. These programs include teams at the U16, U18 (EBJL), U20 (EBYSL) levels. For more information on Okanagan Hockey Academy Europe, please visit our website at www.okanaganhockey.eu
Scope of Work:
The Athletic Therapist will be responsible for player injury assessment and management, rehabilitation, return to sport conditioning and game coverage. Strength and conditioning duties will include collaborative program design with the AT/SC team, periodization planning and execution of the training program. The successful candidate will also be required to assist with equipment management, skate sharpening, laundry, and driving OHA vans to transport players as required. The Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, team player and must be flexible and adapt quickly to change.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Application Procedures: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: March 5, 2018
I can confidently say the Okanagan Hockey Academy had an impact on me as a hockey player but more importantly as a person. OHA taught me to bring my best self in all aspects of life including as a student, player and community member. I learned many life skills during my time at OHA that I will take with me much longer than my playing career and that is the greatest gift the staff, coaches, billets and community gave to me. I strongly believe I am a more well-rounded individual because of my time at OHA. I hope any young hockey player with drive, determination and a passion to become a better player and person is able to have the chance to attend somewhere so amazing. For me OHA gave me the best balance of academics, athletics, family and social life. I am extremely grateful for my time at Okanagan Hockey Academy.