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2020 Alberta Winter Games Coach Application - Female

General Information

The Alberta Winter Games are held in even-numbered years, opposite to the Alberta Challenge. The Alberta Winter Games allow for athlete evaluation and development through regional selection camps and a six-team tournament format. Coaches, trainers and director of operations also are evaluated to continue in the U16 and U18 development path. Athletes will be selected from regional selection camps with three teams representing each region. Bantam-aged female athletes (2005 & 2006-born) who are registered with Hockey Alberta are eligible for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. Regional camps are open tryouts and are held in December prior to the competition.

As part of the program, an emphasis is placed on the development and identification of Alberta’s best hockey people; that might have an opportunity to represent Alberta at future national or international events. The Alberta Winter Games lead able participants through the development process to Team Alberta and further opportunities.

The preparation and training of the coaches, therapists and referees for the Alberta Winter Games is crucial to the success of the program and ensures quality leadership for the future of Hockey in Alberta. Hockey Alberta routinely selects only the best available coaches, therapists and referees to develop, but ensures their commitment to excellence and fairness in the program.

2020 Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17 (Airdrie)

  • We are looking for one head coach and one assistant coach to lead each Alberta Winter Games regional team through the regional camps, and the Alberta Winter Games competition.
  • Open tryout for all female athletes born in 2005 and 2006 who are registered with Hockey Alberta.
  • Applicants should be coaching at the competitive Bantam level or higher and all applicants must have a minimum of Development I Level qualification.

The Process

  • All applications must be received into the Hockey Alberta Office on or before October 4.
  • Coaches will be selected & notified by the Hockey Alberta Coaches Selection Committee by October 18.
  • Unsuccessful coaches will be notified by email.

Selection Criteria

The following will be some of the criteria considered in selecting coaches for Hockey Alberta Development Programs:

a) Professional Development

  • Minimum level of NCCP Development I Qualification required by all coaches applying
  • Education background
  • Leadership/Management training courses
  • Special volunteer experience in Hockey or Sport

b) Coaching/Hockey Experience

  • Level of playing experience
  • Level of coaching experience
  • Current coaching position

c) Coaching Philosophy

  • Personal coaching philosophy
  • Personal ambitions in coaching
  • Values as a coach
  • Knowledge of building team unity
  • Knowledge of how to work with others
  • Technical/tactical knowledge for short term competition
  • Knowledge of player selection/evaluation

Program Timelines and Expected Commitment

All coaches are expected to commit to the following activities:

The competition will consist of six teams. There will be a draft at both regional camps. There will be three Director of Operations, six Coaches and three Coach Mentors at each camp.



Short Term Webinar

October 30 (conference call)

Team Planning Conference Calls

October - December (set by each individual team)

Regional Camps

November 29 - December 1, 2019 (Innsifail and Wetaskiwin)

Alberta Winter Games Competition

February 14-17 (Airdrie)

Special Information

Please also note that these coaching positions are not paid positions and all coaches are required to complete a Criminal Record Check. Your expenses, including mileage, meals and accommodation costs will be accommodated through the program as budgeted funds allow. Bearing all the above in mind, we would ask all those coaches interested in applying to coach, please complete the form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Taryn Baumgardt, Coordinator, Female Hockey at

2020 Alberta Winter Games Coach Application - Female

If you are interested in applying to coach at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games, please complete the form below.

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