Starting in the 2023-24 season CMHA is looking for U7, U8, and U9 House League Coaches to help guide these young players throughout the season.
Listed below are some of the key points that CMHA is looking for in the next generation of coaches.
*Knowledge and Experience: Looking for coaches who have a solid understanding of the game of hockey and who have experience playing or coaching at a similar level. They should be familiar with the basic rules and fundamentals of the sport.
*Patience and Communication Skills: Coaches working with young players need to be patient and have excellent communication skills. They should be able to explain concepts and instructions in a clear and age-appropriate manner, ensuring that the players understand.
*Positive and Encouraging Attitude: Young players thrive in a positive and supportive environment. Coaches should have a positive attitude and be encouraging to help build players confidence and motivation.
*Skill Development Focus: At the U7, U8, and U9 levels, skill development should be a primary focus. Coaches should prioritize individual skill development and can design drills and practices that help players improve their skating, stickhandling, passing, and shooting abilities.
*Safety and Fun: Coaches should prioritize the safety of the players and create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. They should ensure that practices and games are organized in a way that minimizes the risk of injury and that players are engaged and having a good time.
*Organization and Discipline: While the emphasis is on fun and skill development, coaches should also be able to maintain a level of discipline and structure during practices and games. They should establish and enforce fair rules and expectations to promote teamwork and respect among players.
*Continuous Learning: Looking for coaches who are open to learning and improving their coaching skills. Coaches should be willing to attend coaching clinics, read coaching resources, and stay updated on the latest coaching techniques and strategies.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for a coach with CMHA, please contact the following for more information.
Bryce Butler Supervisor of Coaches, House League
On behalf of CMHA, thank you to all those who volunteer
Jason Pembleton Vice President House League
Terri Peach Junior Vice President House League
Bryce Butler Supervisor of Coaches House League