COACHES

VIRTUAL COACH ORIENTATION DATES

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The Coach's role.

Coaches are an essential part of a positive minor hockey experience.

Successful minor hockey coaches often posses good communication and leadership skills, have a passion for and knowledge of the game, and build a culture of teamwork, hard work and respect.

GHC greatly appreciates the time and energy our volunteer coaches commit to our association and its goals. Applications for Jr. Inferno community coaching positions are accepted throughout the registration process. All applications will be verified by the Director of Coaching and the Coach Selection Committee.

Read and understand association policies.

Attend equipment pick-up before first practice.

Attend the Coach Orientation for your Age Division.

Meet Community Coach Requirements by November 15 of the applicable season.

Community Coach Requirements

Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders

Hockey Calgary requires that all team officials have Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders certification. This program educates coaches and activity leaders to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. Please note, this certification is different than RIS Parents.

Hockey Canada NCCP Training

Minor hockey coaches require Hockey Canada National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) training, delivered through Hockey Alberta. All minor hockey teams must meet Hockey Alberta's Coaching Requirements by November 15 of the applicable season. Coach requirements are based on a team’s age group.

Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP)

All Hockey Alberta teams must have at least one (1) registered safety person who has completed the Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP). For U7(Timbits) and U9 teams, there must be one (1) certified individual for every 10 players. The 6-hour, online clinic is completed online and is an introduction to team safety, risk management, injury recognition and emergency action plans.

Police Information Check

All coaches must complete a Police Information Check every three years. GHC will provide coaches with a voucher in order for the check to be done at no charge to you. Police Information Checks can be completed online through the Calgary Police Service's online system.

Keeping Girls in Sport

Keeping Girls in Sport was created to help everyone who coaches girls, even parents, understand how girls develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. When we understand how and why girls play, we can help every young athlete stay in sport, reach their potential, and remain active long after the competitions end. Finally becoming the next generation of inspiring female coaches and role models. Keeping Girls in Sport was created by Respect Group Inc. in partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport.

 

COMMUNICATION PROCESS

All issues concerning the operation of a team shall be communicated using the following process. The purpose of this process is to establish a standard approach to communication so GHC members can resolve difficulties or misunderstandings in a timely and transparent manner.

At no time should a GHC parent or player contact a member of Hockey Calgary, Hockey Alberta or the Central Zone Referee Committee for a resolution to a team issue. This is in accordance with the communication policies for these governing organizations.

If a GHC member wishes to report an incident to the GHC Board, it must be done so in a formal manner in accordance with GHC's Conflict Resolution Policy. The complaint must be signed and in writing, and must be filed within fourteen (14) days of the incident. Anonymous or third party complaints will not be accepted.

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Parent and/or Player

In issues that provoke an emotional response and/or risk of hostile confrontation, please honour the 24-Hour Rule. This is an effective way to validate the facts and collect your thoughts.

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TEAM MANAGER AND COACH

Parents must first work on a resolution with the Team Manager and Head Coach. If necessary, arrange a face-to-face meeting to discuss the issue. The goal of this meeting is to solve the problem.

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AGE GROUP COORDINATORs

If the issue cannot be resolved, please consult your Age Group Coordinator. AGC will consult with the appropriate Board member(s) and GHC Policies to work towards a satisfactory conclusion.

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