Current Openings:

Head Coach, U18 AAA Team

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.  

Position Description:

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.

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



    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

Application Process:

To apply for this position submit resume with cover letter Attention: Andy Oakes to Sandy Bergum at   

Application Closing Date: April 4, 2018.  Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. The review of resumes will begin immediately. 

Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach
Okanagan Hockey Europe

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.

Our Mission   

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.

OHA Background

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 

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:

  • Graduated from an accredited institute of Athletic Therapy
  • CATA Certified Athletic Therapist or Certification Candidate with intent to complete exams
  • CSCS or CPT Certification required  
  • Valid First Responder Certification
  • Hockey Canada Safety Person, Respect in Sport, Concussion Awareness Training Tool online courses  
  • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong analytical and trouble shooting skills
  • Hockey experience and/or team training experience is preferred
  • Experience with skate sharpening is an asset

Application Procedures: Please send resume and cover letter to

Application Closing Date:  March 5, 2018  

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Joe Hicketts

I found Okanagan Hockey Academy to be one of the best experiences in my life. It prepared me to be the best junior hockey player I could be. The staff at OHA were committed to helping me improve and move on to the next level."