Title of Position: Certified Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach
Location: St. Polten, Austria
Start Date: July 1, 2020
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:
Reporting to the Manager of Athletic Therapy and Medical Services, 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 15, 2020
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.