RED DEER – An exciting opportunity awaits coaches and therapists across the province, as Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and therapists for the 2017 Alberta Cup and Alberta Challenge.
Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches and one athletic therapist for each of the eight Alberta Cup and six Alberta Challenge teams.
The Alberta Cup and Alberta Challenge are core development programs for male and female players, respectively. The events provide players, coaches, therapists, equipment managers, administrators and referees an opportunity to discover the great qualities of competitive hockey.
“The Alberta Cup and Alberta challenge both present tremendous learning opportunities,” said High Performance Coach Mentor Barry Medori. “Both programs allow coaches and therapists to learn from some of the best in the province, as well as their peers, which will help them reach the next level.”
The Alberta Cup returns to Canmore for a third year April 26-30, 2017, while the Alberta Challenge runs May 4-7 in Olds.
The deadline for all applications is November 4.
About the Alberta Cup
The Alberta Cup is the first step in the annual process that includes the U16 Male Provincial Camp, and the selection of Alberta’s U16 Male provincial team. The 2017 Alberta Cup features 2002-born make players, and begins in March each year with zone selection camps. There are eight Alberta Cup zones, and players are attempting to land one of 20 spots available on their zone team.
If you have any questions about the Team Alberta Male Coaches program, please contact Dustin Moore.
About the Alberta Challenge
The Alberta Challenge aids in the preparation, evaluation and identification of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta U-18 Female program. The Alberta Challenge is held in alternating years with the Alberta Winter Games, beginning in March, with North and South regional selection camps. The 2017 Alberta Challenge features 2002 and 2003-born female players, who are competing for berths on one of three teams selected from each region to participate in the tournament.
If you have any questions about the Team Alberta Female Coaches program, or the Team Alberta Therapists program, please contact Mathieu Provencher.