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Call for Coaches

Coaching Applications Now Open

WVMHA is now accepting coaching applications for the 2024/25 season.  

All coaches (parent/non-parent, new and returning) interested in being a Head Coach or Assistant Coach for the 2024-25 season must apply by June 30, 2024 .    

We require sufficient time to meet with all applicants. The tentative date to conduct interviews will be between August 15th and September 13th, 2024. At anytime, from the close of the application process to the start of the season a coach may be named to a team. Some applicants may not be contacted for an interview depending on number of applicants per coaching position. 

Our intent, although not guaranteed, is to meet with all prospective Head Coach applicants before the start of evaluations, which are scheduled to start the weekend of September 15, 2024.  Assistant Coach applicants will only be interviewed on a case by case basis.


·       Coaching commitment requires approx 10-12 hours per week at a minimum. ( to include time spent at the rink before and after a game/practice ) as well as extensive travel.

·       All coaches must agree to follow WVMHA’s Hockey Development mantra. 

·       WVMHA supports its coaches through mentorship and coaching development opportunities throughout the season. Coaches are expected and encouraged to take advantage of these resources. 

  WVMHA’s Hockey Coaching Mantra

 WVMHA’s focus is:

-To ensure the right coach is the right fit for the team.

-That skill development is paramount over wins and losses.

-To create and foster an environment where the passion for the game and enjoyment of coming to the rink is priority. 

-Development focused on developing a player's individual abilities and techniques within the team environment and ensuring good individual habits have a positive impact and contributes to the team’s overall cohesiveness and success. 

-Creating a safe environment, where we encourage and challenge players to do their best, free from ridicule, bullying and discrimination.  

-To maintain WVMHA hockey culture as inclusive. We expect our coaches to lead by example, and with respect. We must at all times project a positive disposition to our association , our teammates and coaches, our opposition, the officials and volunteers that make the game possible in our community.  

 Coach Selection Committee:

 At this time, WVMHA is accepting applicants for the following competitive teams from anyone within the WVMHA catchment:

U18A Head coach and assistants

U15AA and A Head coach and assistants

U13AA and A Head coach and assistants

U11 AA and A Head coach and assistants

U9 Advanced and Intermediate Head Coaches and assistants

The WVMHA Executive Board, on the guidance from Coach Selection chair will be coordinating coaching staff selections; please send completed coach applications to wvcompetitiverep@gmail.com

The application can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftluC0wXpmAOR-cfdzxUJprUdEVotTHU9GiOhYkdWM_yGxAg/viewform


Jun 13, 2024