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HL Coaching Application
Submitted By Chris Siddall on Sunday, June 2, 2019
We are now accepting HL Coaching Applications.

Please read description and follow the link below to complete application

Job Description

Oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of a Welland Minor

Hockey Team at the House League level to ensure that the objectives of the Association

are met. Furthermore, it is the coach’s responsibility to know and observe all rules and

policies as outlined by W.M.H.A. and the O.M.H.A. You will be a spokesperson for the

team, attend and participate in functions, clinics and meetings as requested. Review and

follow the Association’s Harassment and Abuse Policies and Procedures.


Coach as a Leader

- Establish seasonal goals and objectives

- Use a democratic coaching style

- Provide an appropriate role model from whom your players can learn

- Develop leadership abilities in your athletes

- Establish a positive relationship with referees

- Meet with parents on a regular basis

- Demonstrate a sincere interest in helping athletes to maximize potential
-Promote fun and fair play 

- Maintain and renew all necessary levels of certification as required


Coach as a Teacher

Teach the necessary hockey skills for the age group and develop a seasonal plan. Teach

skills using proper sequences and progressions in an understandable language. Recognize

that athletes are unique and differ in learning and readiness to learn (patience and



Coach as an Organizer

- Plan effective practices

- Select support staff that will provide maximum benefit to yourself and your players

- Seek assistance of parents of your players in running the  off ice activities of your program



- Hold regular parents and player meetings

- Attend all Association meetings as required

- File an end of year report with Director for the AGM
- submit travel permits to WMHA staff in a timely manner for approval to attend tournaments and other sanctioned events



- Review team safety plan with trainer

- Ensure that all ice activities in practice have supervision

- Review all billeting and travel plans for the team to ensure safety

- Report any arena deficiencies to executive

- Review player equipment on a regular basis for defects

- Monitor rehabilitation of injured athletes and medical clearances to return to play

- Report any player abuse to WMHA executive 

***2019-2020 HL Coaching Application***
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