Junior Coach Program

VMHA Junior Coaching Program

Vancouver Minor Hockey will be offering a Junior Coaching Program to 10 VMHA players aged 16 and over this 2016 – 2017 season. The purpose of the program is to help our midget and juvenile VMHA players achieve their NCCP Coach Level 2 certification over the course of the season, provide an opportunity for Junior Coaches to practice their coaching skills with a VMHA team during practices and games, satisfy their Community Service Requirement for secondary school graduation, and to be considered for a coaching position with VMHA in the future.

Structure of program:

  • Junior coaches will attend the VMHA NCCP Level 2 certification on November 5, 2016 and will also complete Respect in Sport and Concussion Awareness Training Tool
  • The junior coaches will then be assigned to a VMHA team where they will be mentored by our parent coaches and assist with practices and games.
  • Junior coaches will be expected to attend three evening meetings during the season to meet as a group and discuss their progress with the course work, their experience with their teams, and ask any questions they may have of our mentor coaches present at the meeting.
  • Upon completion of their course work and season, we will announce their accomplishment on our VMHA website.
  • Junior Coaches, as on-ice coaches, must wear their helmet with a cage, neck guard, gloves, and track suit.

As VMHA will be hosting the NCCP Coach Level 2 certification on Saturday November 5, 2016. All applications for Junior Coaches must be submitted by Thursday October 6th, 2016. Upon acceptance, Junior Coaches must register for the Coach Level 2 certification by Friday October 14th. Junior coaches will be reimbursed for the course fees upon successful completion. 

How to apply:

Send the following information via email to our VP2, Debra Winter, at vp2@vmha.com by Thursday October 6th:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Division and Team on which you are currently playing
  3. A couple of paragraphs to let us know: why you want to be a Junior Coach and how you feel you could be an effective coach on a team.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Debra Winter at vp2@vmha.com