Coach information and job description (Stirling Blues)

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Stirling & District Minor Hockey Association

Coaching Application for 2024/2025 Representative (BB) and Local League (LL) teams


Email it to Kimberly Rutledge at [email protected]

Deadline for Applications and Selection:


 “BB” Teams – Accepting applications now. Deadline APRIL 30/2024

“LL” Teams
– Accepting applications now. Deadline To be announced as we get closer to the season

“AE” Teams – Application process will be shared if it is determined that an AE team is warranted in any of our divisions.



Note: A separate application is required for each team you wish to apply for. It is the responsibility of the applicant, if successful, to obtain all necessary OMHA Certification prior to August 1, 2024.


Coaching qualifications must be valid for the 2024-25 season and coaches with qualifications expiring in 2024 will need to recertify prior to August 31st.

*SDMHA will reimburse coaches for clinics and certifications*


In order to reach O.M.H.A. mandate for coaching selection process as a volunteer of the organization the following steps are required:  


1.      Application: Please ensure you complete all sections.  

2.     Police Vulnerable Sector Record Check. Volunteer form can be obtained from Kimberly Rutledge at [email protected]

a.      Applications and police vulnerable sector record check should be forwarded by email to Kimberly Rutledge at  [email protected] or by mail at 2530 Stirling-Marmora Road, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0  

3.    Interviews: There will be an interview process for BB coaching applicants. The Coach Selection committee will contact all applicants they wish to speak with in April 2024. Interviews will be completed and selection will be determined by the new 2024/25 executive.  

4.      Reference Checks: O.M.H.A. requires our association to complete a minimum of two checks.  


5.      Job Description: Attached is a copy of the Minor Hockey Rep Coach job description.  



Oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of your Minor Hockey Team. To ensure the objectives of the Association as stated in the constitution are met. Be a spokesperson for the team and represent the team at all meetings and functions.  


This position requires a NCCP Coach Level of certification. The position will report to the Coaching Coordinator.  


Interested applicants will be required to apply using the Stirling and District Minor Hockey Association Coaching Application Form. The application form is to be submitted by the date specified   each   year. Qualified applicants will be interviewed and are required to supply three personal references.  


All applicants will review and follow the requirements of the Association's Harassment and Abuse Policies and Procedure.  


This position will require a Police Record Check.  


All applicants will review and agree to abide by the Association "Code of Conduct". This position will be subject to review and evaluation at the end of each session. Listed below are the specific duties and responsibilities required to be fulfilled during the course of the year.  



JOB PART 1 - Coach as a Leader STANDARDS

Seasonal Goals and Objectives - establish seasonal goals and objectives for the team and file with the Coaching Coordinator.  

Democratic Coaching Style - Allow team input into the team's operation, hold regular team meetings. Be a role model for your players in reference to appropriate behavior towards officials, other coaches, other players. (No reported penalties or complaints)  

Develop leadership abilities in your athletes. (Let them lead drills in practices, mentoring)  

Meet with parents at least 3 times a year.          (Pre-season meeting important to outline philosophies, ice time, playing time.)  

Demonstrate a sincere interest in helping athletes to maximize their potential.  


JOB PART 2 - Coach as a Teacher STANDARDS: 

Teach the necessary hockey skills for the age group as outlined in our Association Manual.  

Develop a seasonal plan.  

Teach skills using proper sequence and progressions. Teach skills using understandable language.  

Recognize that athletes differ in learning and readiness to learn. (Patience and perseverance.)  

Teach more than just hockey skills. 

JOB PART 3 - Coach as an Organizer STANDARDS: 

Plan effectiveness practices. (Sample of practice plans to be included in seasonal plan.)  

Select support staff that meet the Association standard and approval and will provide maximum benefit to yourself and your players.  

Seek the assistance of the parents of your players in running the activities of your program. (Team or parent liaison.)  



JOB PART 4 - Communication STANDARDS: 

Hold regular parent and player meetings. (Minimum of 3) Attend all Association meetings as directed.  

File an End of Season Report for AGM.  


JOB PART 5 - Risk Management (Safety) STANDARDS: 

Review safety action plan for team with trainer. (File with Association) Ensure that all ice and dressing room activities & practice have supervision. Review all 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 clearance to return to play. Report any player abuse to executive.