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Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities

Coaching & Volunteer Opportunities

As we look forward to an exciting new season of hockey this fall, the VYHA Board of Directors and Player Coach Committee will begin to accept applications for coaching positions immediately. If you are interested in coaching in the Valley Youth Hockey Association next season please complete the attached VHYA Application to Coach.  Candidates seeking the position of Head Coach  for the 2021-2022 season should apply no later than May 31, 2021.


It is the intention of the Coaches Committee to use responses to this application to fill necessary coaching roles in both the house and travel programs, the roles include:
 
Travel Head and Assistant Coaches – The positions will be selected for each level of travel hockey (Squirts to Midgets). Head Coaches are, by definition, committing to full participation in EJEPL and CHL travel hockey leagues this season, if available, at a particular age level.  Head travel coaches will also serve as Age Level Coordinators for VYHA’s house league program appropriate for their players.  Coaching Committee will assign Head Coaches  / Age Group Coordinators. Head Coaches will select assistant coaches from the applicant pool. 
 
House League Coaches – Age Level Coordinators will consult with the Player Coach Committee to select House League Coaches at each level of our House League.  These coaches – drawn from this applicant pool - will be selected prior to the start of the House League season based on enrollment in various House League programs.
 
Learn to Play Coaches – Learn to Play coaches work with our participants in our Learn To Play program. Coaches are expected to attend LTP sessions that are held on Saturday mornings at the Lancerlot Sports Complex. Click here to contact Chris Coble, LTP Director, for more details about our LTP program. 
 
In addition, the link also provides a list of the necessary requirements that must be completed in order to coach at any level.
 
As you apply for a coaching position, please consider the commitment you are making to the program and to our players.  Valley Youth Hockey Association expects our coaches to provide a committed, cooperative, and positive learning environment for our players.  Coaches have a unique opportunity to help shape the lives of our young people in a positive fashion. 
 
The Player Coach Committee looks forward to VYHA members growing in the game of hockey.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Jason Pollard, Chairman of VYHA Player-Coaches Committee, at jcpollard74@gmail.com.  We thank you for your interest in Valley Youth Hockey Association and in its participants.
 
Sincerely,
 
VYHA Coaches Committee

COACHING REQUIREMENT Links

Team Manager / Volunteer Links

VYHA is always looking for parents and family members who would be interested in helping out either as a Team Manager (TM), Volunteer, or Student Coach.

Student Coach Requirements (ages 13 - 17 only): Link

Hockey Director