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SEARCH FOR NEW HEAD COACH IS UNDERWAY – MARCH 13

Winkler Flyers – HEAD COACH

March 13th, 2019

The Winkler Flyers Hockey Club, a proud member of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, invites applications for the full-time position of Head Coach.

Desired Qualifications:

The Winkler Flyers are looking for a coach who:

  • Has demonstrated success at a high level of coaching previously.
  • Possesses strong leadership skills.
  • Is committed to developing each player on the team so he can be successful at the next level of competition.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and encourages feedback from players, coaching staff and management.
  • Can work collaboratively with the General Manager, Assistant Coaches and other team staff in developing, promoting and accomplishing team goals.
  • Brings sound knowledge of structure, systems and concepts that are appropriate for a successful Junior A team.
  • Possesses or is willing to obtain High Performance 1 Certification and Respect in Sport Certification.
  • Has developed a strong reputation for successfully recruiting, developing and promoting players Junior A calibre players in the past.
  • Has demonstrated a high level of integrity in the past when dealing with players, parents, fellow coaches, referees, fans and team management.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for all duties normally associated with the job of a Head Coach of a Junior A hockey team including, but not limited to the following:

  • Working jointly with General Manager in recruiting and selecting a full roster of high quality Junior A caliber players.
  • Planning and conducting all on-ice try-out camps, practices, games and off-ice
  • Developing practice and game plans which promote the teaching of appropriate offensive, defensive and special team systems and related skills.
  • Utilizing all available game analysis software to correct, reinforce and motivate players.
  • Developing and implementing a team/player development program which fosters the growth of athletic and personal skills of all team members via skill work, analysis, regular evaluation and feedback.
  • Overseeing the enforcement of player rules, regulations and team policies including disciplinary standards for all on and off ice conduct.
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative, supportive, and professional relationships with area and league teams.
  • Establishing and maintaining a professional reputation among all external agencies (league staff, opposing teams, visiting and host hotels, referee group, sponsors, minor hockey partners, opposing team fans and support staff, etc.
  • Serving as a representative consistent with the values and standards of the Winkler Flyers when conducting meetings with parents, families, social clubs, media, fans and league officials.
  • Overseeing the Annual Winkler Flyer Summer Hockey School.
  • Performing Community Outreach and making public relations appearances as requested from time to time.
  • Performing additional duties as directed by the team management from time to time.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references electronically as well as any questions you may have to: winklerflyersgm@gmail.com before March 22nd, 2019.