2019 Team Alberta U16 Male Therapist Application

Team Alberta is now accepting applications for the position of Therapist for the 2019 U16 Male team that will compete in the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary, October 22-27.

General Information

The U16 Male Program is the third stage of the development and identification process to select a roster for Team Alberta to compete at either the WHL Cup or the Canada Winter Games, beginning with the Alberta Cup. The next WHL Cup is set for October 22-27 in Calgary. Players in the U16 Male program will be challenging for the opportunity to compete on one of the three teams that represent Canada each year at the World U17 Hockey Challenge. Twenty players will be selected to the roster of Team Alberta and will compete in the 2019 WHL Cup.

2019 WHL Cup: October 22-27 (Calgary)

  • We are looking for one support staff to head up the Safety Program for Team Alberta U16 Male during Summer Camp and the WHL Cup.
  • Applicants should be training at a fairly competitive level with a minimum of Hockey Canada Safety Program and valid First Aid / CPR certifications.

The Process

  • All applications must be received into the Hockey Alberta Office on or before May 17, 2019.
  • Therapists will be selected & notified by the Hockey Alberta Therapist Selection Committee by May 24, 2019.
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Selection Criteria

The following will be some of the criteria considered in selecting a therapist for Team Alberta:

a) Professional Development

  • Qualifications and certification attained - (CPR/First Aid, Hockey Canada Safety Program, Sport First Responder, CATA Certification, Certificate or Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, Certification Candidate in CATA or Sport Physiotherapy, SMCA Athletic First Aid, SMCA Sports Taping)
  • Attendance and participation at related seminars
  • Education
  • Memberships and affiliations

b) Experience

  • Years of experience in your selected field
  • Scope of experience (teams, responsibilities, events, tournament play)
  • Years of experience with this level of athlete
  • Previous zone or provincial experience (preference given to experience in Team Alberta programs)

c) Hockey Support Staff Experience

  • Experience in prevention, recognition, assessment and care of athletic injuries of a hockey nature, including return to play decisions
  • Must be able to handle/repair equipment, sharpen skates and respond to needs of athletes in a competitive hockey environment.
  • Must have experience in athletic taping and strapping.
  • Experience in physical fitness training and testing.
  • Implementing a practical team nutrition program.
  • Must be experienced with the needs of elite athletes and be willing to spend long hours ensuring equipment and team needs are being met as assigned by Head Coach and Director of Operations.

d) Human Resources

  • Proven ability to take initiative and efficiently use time
  • Proven ability to work with other staff
  • Proven ability to successfully relate to and work with players at this age level
  • Proven ability to successfully cope with deterrents and hardships in a pressure situation
  • Proven ability to be thoroughly organized

e) Knowledge of Program

  • Proven ability to work towards objectives of a program
  • Proven appreciation for and awareness of the unique problems that can conceivably occur in the operation of a zone team

** Preference will be given to CATA Certified Therapists; Certificate or Diploma holders in Sport Physiotherapy or Certification Candidates in CATA or Sport Physiotherapy*

Program Timelines and Expected Commitment

Applicants are expected to commit to the following activities:



U16 Male Summer Camp

July 1-7 (Red Deer)

Team Training

October 21 (Calgary)


October 22-27 (Calgary)

Special Information

Please also note that this is not a paid position, and the therapist will be 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 of the above in mind, we ask that those interested in submitting an application to be a therapist please fill out the form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dave Campbell at dcampbell@hockeyalberta.ca.

2019 Team Alberta U16 Male Therapist Application

To apply for the therapist position for Team Alberta U16 Male, please complete the form below.

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