Job Posting: Head and Assistant Coaches (All Canadian Locations)

Mar 08, 2019

Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) is hiring Head and Assistant Coaches in all locations: Penticton (BC), Edmonton (AB) and Whitby (ON).  At the Penticton location, OHG hiring includes a Female Head Coach. 

Summary of responsibilities:

The Head and Assistant Coaches are responsible for the overall experience of the student athletes. They work directly with all training and academic staff to ensure the student athlete is achieving the established expectations of student athletes.  Both the head and assistant coaches are a critical part of the recruitment process and play an active role in recruiting athletes into the program along with promoting athletes from the program into higher levels.

Head and Assistant Coaches work together in the development and implementation of all on-ice activities and work with the training staff on off-ice team activities and training programs.  Both coaches must demonstrate strong communication, administrative, organizational and time management skills and be able to manage and maintain budgets.

The successful candidates will develop and implement weekly practice schedules and yearly practice plans.  They are responsible for 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.   They are also required to transport players as required to and from school, games etc.  

As education is of the utmost importance you will actively be monitoring student athlete’s academic and personal progress utilizing evaluation and progress reports.

Application Process:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to sandybergum@okanaganhockey.com.  Please state your preferred location in your cover letter.    

Application Closing Date: March 29, 2019.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   The review of resumes will begin immediately.

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