Calling all volunteers! We are excited for the upcoming hockey season and are thankful to have the support of our outstanding volunteers. Without the commitment of our team officials, minor hockey would not be possible.
Role - Primary role is to instruct, lead and mentor players. Additional roles include:
- Communicate with players, parents, assistant coaches, manager, parent liaison.
- Work with Team Manager to facilitate parent meeting, book practice ice and plan special events (team building, tournaments, wind-up)
- Plan and facilitate occasional coach meetings.
- Plan and facilitate practices.
- Manage bench during games.
Time Commitment - Aside from game and practice time, head coaches can expect to spend 1-3 hours per week planning and communicating and assistant coaches can expect minimal extra time commitment.
Role - Support Head Coach in facilitating practices and managing bench during games.
SWHA Coach Application – All coaches must complete an SWHA Coach Application Form. All applicants will be contacted when their application is received, and applicants who are selected will be notified and can proceed with required training.
Training – All required Hockey Canada NCCP (E Hockey/ Hockey University) training and Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training must be complete by December 1.
Equipment – All on-ice coaches must always wear a helmet. On-ice coach and instructors are encouraged to wear athletic attire (track suit or athletic pants and sweatshirt).
Role – The role of the Team Manager is to help organize off-ice matters for the team. Team manager responsibilities include:
- Opening a team bank account, developing team budget, and determining team fee amount
- Collecting team fee payments
- Managing team funds
- Assisting Head Coach in facilitating parent meeting and planning special events (team building, tournaments, wind-up)
- Coordinating team photos
- Coordinating team apparel orders, distribution, and collection
- Coordinating fundraising initiatives and sponsorship, if desired
Time Commitment – The time commitment for team managers is substantial and varies significantly based on the level of play and the number of extra events that are planned. Time commitment fluctuates throughout the season, with the first few weeks of the season being busier (approximately 5-10 hours per week), and the remainder of the season being reasonable (1-3 hours per week).
Training – Like coaches, Team Managers must have up to date Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders certification by December 1.
Please complete this form if you are interested in becoming a team manager.
Role – The role of the parent liaison is to communicate parent concerns to coaches and if necessary, to SWHA Executive according to Code of Conduct protocol.
Time Commitment – As needed as conflicts arise. Time commitment is normally minimal.
Training – No extra training is required.
Role – The role of the Safety Representative is to prepare the team's Emergency Action Plan and to activate the plan in case of player injury.
Time Commitment – As needed as situations arise. Time commitment is normally minimal.
Training – The Safety Representative is required to complete the Hockey Canada HU Online – Safety Course and have up to date Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders certification by December 1.
Note: All Team Officials must the SWHA Code of Conduct, which are guidelines that promote fair play and respect for all participants