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2024 Prospects Cup Director of Operations Application

General Information

The Team Alberta Prospects Cup is part of the Hockey Alberta Development Program. It provides all players, coaches and trainers an equal opportunity to discover the great qualities of competitive hockey in a well-organized and fair Zone Camp and Select Team 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 Prospects Cup leads able participants through the development process to the Alberta Cup, Team Alberta and Team Canada programs.

The preparation and training of the coaches and trainers for the Prospects Cup 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, trainers and referees to develop, but ensures their commitment to excellence and fairness in the program.

2024 Prospects Cup: May 8-12 (Red Deer)

We are looking for one director of operations (DOP) to administrate the operations of each Team Alberta Regional Team for the 2024 Prospects Cup program. The successful applicant will obtain support, guidance and mentorship from the Program Coordinator and the Manager of Elite Male Hockey. Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Official representative with Hockey Alberta
  • Monitor team budget
  • Coordinate all team logistics for Zone Camp and Competition
  • Hold staff accountable to Short Term Competition Plan and Critical Path

The Process

All applications must be submitted into the Hockey Alberta office. These positions will stay open until they are filled.

Selection Criteria

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

a) Professional Development

  • Education
  • Leadership/Management training courses
  • Special volunteer experience in Hockey or Sport
  • Ability to manage a budget

b) Hockey Experience

  • Level of administration experience
  • Current position within hockey

c) Philosophy

  • Personal philosophy/values
  • Personal ambitions
  • 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 DOPs are expected to commit to the following activities:

The competition will be eight teams. There will be a draft at each of the four regional camps. There will be two Directors of Operations, six Coaches and two Coach Mentors at each camp.



Team Planning Conference Calls

January - March (set by each individual team)

Regional Camps

April 12-14 (Olds, Calgary, Vegreville & Edmonton)

Prospects Cup Competition

May 8-12 (Red Deer)

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 Hudson Kelly, Coordinator, Elite Male Hockey at [email protected]

2024 Prospects Cup Director of Operations Application

If you are interested in applying to be a director of operations at the 2024 Prospects Cup, please complete the form below.

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